posted on Jan, 25 2013 @ 03:03 PM
reply to post by mthgs602
Those who refuse to learn from history are doomed to repeat.
This is NOT the governments first attempt at tobacco prohibition. Lucy Page Gaston was successful in getting the sale of tobacco banned in 27 states
in the 1920s at about the same time as alcohol prohibition. She used all the same tactics that are currently being used (health) (second-hand smoke
issues), (shaming smokers) etc etc (Isn't it funny that all those tactics were used BEFORE epidimiology was ever used to provide "scientific proof"
of those assertions?
By the 1950s, smokers peaked in the United States at pretty close to 50 % of the population
Hitler was also an anti-smoker. He was the first to pay scientists to manufacture the proof that smoking is bad for your health and the first to coin
the phrase second-hand smoke.
The first thing that happened when he committed suicide in that bunker was that someone lit a cigarette and smoked in his presence. Following the
war, smoking rates peaked in Germany far higher than in any other European country.
Even today, the Germans remember Hitler's virulant desire for personal control of his subject's personal behavior. Anti-smoking campaigner's have
a very hard time in Germany as a result.
I am happy to report that anti-smoking campaigns crop up about every 70 or 80 years, during a time when smoking rates are historically pretty low (you
can't pass bans for something that 50 % of the population do), last about 10 years and then melt away like ice.
Google this - funding for anti-smoking being reduced.
Once the money is gone - so are the anti-smokers!
Tired of Control Freaks