Report blasts smoking

Report blasts smoking

There are 6 comments on the Kansas City Star story from Jun 27, 2006, titled Report blasts smoking. In it, Kansas City Star reports that:

In the strongest official statement yet, the U.S. surgeon general called secondhand smoke a health threat that is killing thousands of children and nonsmoking adults.

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Garnet Dawn

Indianapolis, IN

#1 Jun 28, 2006
What ever shreds of respect I had left for government representatives, doctors and heath officials has practically been eliminated today, after reading the Surgeon General's attempt to reproduce a compilation of unsubstantiated scientific claims from the Tobacco Control cults and call it a report. Adolph Hitler would be enthusiastically applauding this resurrection of Third Reich fanatical policies in the USA and rest of the world.

What truly incites me is health control's belief that enough stupidity exists in our world, where anyone with a brain could even seriously consider this compilation of unproven theories as a serious document. If a paper like this "report" were submitted in a university, the student would be flunked for lack of originality and faulty logic.

When I was growing up, I was reprimanded with statements like "If all the other kids jumped off a high rise building, would you want to jump off also. Be a leader not a follower!" What has happened to our so called leaders? Maybe their parents forgot to tell them that Follow-the-Leader is not a game to play as an adult either.

I'm about ready to say, "Make tobacco illegal". Quit pussy-footing around! It's never hurt marijuana trade and will reduce the current cost of cigarettes if they become a black market commodity. I'd like to see all those government employees' faces, living on tax payer payrolls, when the tax dollars from tobacco dry up. Smokers will find ways around this prohibition too, which will eliminate the double-speak of bans vs astronomical users' taxes, and I want to watch all the tax hikes on soup-to-nuts (for the entire population this time) that follow.

Without smokers, it will be fun to watch corrupt local, state and federal governments beg for money. Smokers, as the persecuted minority, are capable of collapsing the US economy if smoking tobacco is made illegal. Come on, heath control!.....I dare you to make smoking illegal and create the 21st century's tobacco prohibition that will also go down in the historical records of infamy. It's time smokers called the Anti smoking cartels' bluff. Maybe then all the omniscient health control gurus can finally pay attention to really finding ways to reduce deaths from malaria, AIDS, cancer and all those other "little diseases that have taken a back seat to tobacco control for over thirty years.

http://www.illinoissmokersrights.com/
Garnet Dawn

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Jun 28, 2006
What ever shreds of respect I had left for government representatives, doctors and heath officials has practically been eliminated today, after reading the Surgeon General's attempt to reproduce a compilation of unsubstantiated scientific claims from the Tobacco Control cults and call it a report. Adolph Hitler would be enthusiastically applauding this resurrection of Third Reich fanatical policies in the USA and rest of the world.

What truly incites me is health control's belief that enough stupidity exists in our world, where anyone with a brain could even seriously consider this compilation of unproven theories as a serious document. If a paper like this "report" were submitted in a university, the student would be flunked for lack of originality and faulty logic.

When I was growing up, I was reprimanded with statements like "If all the other kids jumped off a high rise building, would you want to jump off also. Be a leader not a follower!" What has happened to our so called leaders? Maybe their parents forgot to tell them that Follow-the-Leader is not a game to play as an adult either.

I'm about ready to say, "Make tobacco illegal". Quit pussy-footing around! It's never hurt marijuana trade and will reduce the current cost of cigarettes if they become a black market commodity. I'd like to see all those government employees' faces, living on tax payer payrolls, when the tax dollars from tobacco dry up. Smokers will find ways around this prohibition too, which will eliminate the double-speak of bans vs astronomical users' taxes, and I want to watch all the tax hikes on soup-to-nuts (for the entire population this time) that follow.

Without smokers, it will be fun to watch corrupt local, state and federal governments beg for money. Smokers, as the persecuted minority, are capable of collapsing the US economy if smoking is banned. Come on, heath control!.....I dare you to make smoking illegal and create the 21st century's tobacco prohibition that will also go down in the historical records of infamy. It's time smokers called the Anti smoking cartels' bluff. Maybe then all the omniscient health control gurus can finally pay attention to really finding ways to reduce deaths from malaria, AIDS, cancer and all those other "little diseases that have taken a back seat to tobacco control for over thirty years.

http://www.illinoissmokersrights.com/
revlee

Voorhees, NJ

#3 Jun 28, 2006
Garnet Dawn wrote:
What ever shreds of respect I had left for government representatives, doctors and heath officials has practically been eliminated today, after reading the Surgeon General's attempt to reproduce a compilation of unsubstantiated scientific claims from the Tobacco Control cults and call it a report. Adolph Hitler would be enthusiastically applauding this resurrection of Third Reich fanatical policies in the USA and rest of the world.
What truly incites me is health control's belief that enough stupidity exists in our world, where anyone with a brain could even seriously consider this compilation of unproven theories as a serious document. If a paper like this "report" were submitted in a university, the student would be flunked for lack of originality and faulty logic.
When I was growing up, I was reprimanded with statements like "If all the other kids jumped off a high rise building, would you want to jump off also. Be a leader not a follower!" What has happened to our so called leaders? Maybe their parents forgot to tell them that Follow-the-Leader is not a game to play as an adult either.
I'm about ready to say, "Make tobacco illegal". Quit pussy-footing around! It's never hurt marijuana trade and will reduce the current cost of cigarettes if they become a black market commodity. I'd like to see all those government employees' faces, living on tax payer payrolls, when the tax dollars from tobacco dry up. Smokers will find ways around this prohibition too, which will eliminate the double-speak of bans vs astronomical users' taxes, and I want to watch all the tax hikes on soup-to-nuts (for the entire population this time) that follow.
Without smokers, it will be fun to watch corrupt local, state and federal governments beg for money. Smokers, as the persecuted minority, are capable of collapsing the US economy if smoking tobacco is made illegal. Come on, heath control!.....I dare you to make smoking illegal and create the 21st century's tobacco prohibition that will also go down in the historical records of infamy. It's time smokers called the Anti smoking cartels' bluff. Maybe then all the omniscient health control gurus can finally pay attention to really finding ways to reduce deaths from malaria, AIDS, cancer and all those other "little diseases that have taken a back seat to tobacco control for over thirty years.
http://www.illinoissmokersrights.com/
I like your way of thinking.
Garnet Dawn

Indianapolis, IN

#4 Jun 28, 2006
revlee wrote:
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I like your way of thinking.
Thanks! The SG report was just too much to take. I won't spend any more time arguing with most the posters on this forum board, but I just HAD to write this message! I'm only sorry Topics.net delayed my comments for so long that I didn't think they went through and wound up double-posting.
revlee

Voorhees, NJ

#5 Jun 28, 2006
Garnet Dawn wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks! The SG report was just too much to take. I won't spend any more time arguing with most the posters on this forum board, but I just HAD to write this message! I'm only sorry Topics.net delayed my comments for so long that I didn't think they went through and wound up double-posting.
Think nothing of it. No sense arguing with people that wear blinders.

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#6 Mar 27, 2010
Yes, that's true

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