It is always comical when ‘the authorities’ change tack. How amusing would it be if the Health Freaks suddenly decided that ‘five a day’ was not really as healthy as it first said? Suppose that ‘five a day’ made people shit a lot, and millions of people were making visits to their doctors to find out why they were shitting their pants all the time? Is it likely that their doctors would identify the problem as the ‘five a day’ mantra? Five ‘portions’ is meaningless. A ‘portion’ could be five pounds of potatoes or five grams of Chives. No one in the general population knows what the correct ‘dose’ of potato and chive is. Anyone with any sense at all, including the Chief Medical Officer, can see, without any doubt at all, that a ‘portion’ is meaningless.
Public Health is eating itself. Its mantras are coming back to haunt it. It will take some time, but mantras like ‘one cig per day is as dangerous as forty cigs per day’ will come back and smack the TC Freaks eventually. The fact is that it is the MANTRAS which interest politicians.
Gosh! How much do I detest the Freaks of TC! But the worst phenomenon is that ordinary people, whether they enjoy tobacco or not, work for organisations like ASH. Those people are being brainwashed every day. Of course, when the shit hits the fan, those underlings will take the brunt, while the Superior Freaks will be protected because they have been awarded a gong, such as the MBE – “Most Bullshit Emitter”. The Superior Freaks protect themselves. Richard Doll became “Sir” Richard Doll.
I shall rest for tonight.
It is true that vaping is no safer than smoking. Erm… I should say “‘may be’ no safer”. But ‘may be’ is not the same a ‘maybe’. ‘Maybe’ means ‘perhaps’ in a simple way, whereas ‘may be’ means ‘very possible’.
Vapers have only themselves to blame if they are lumped in with smokers. We smokers tried to tell them, but they would not listen.
Who cares? The EU Tobacco Directive overrides individual rights to do as they wish, provided that those persons do not harm others.
So are ecigs as innocuous as tobacco cigs?