What is it? Does anyone know? Generally speaking, such institutes set examimation questions, and things like that. You can be a member of such an institute, if you like. A long time ago, I was a member of The Institute of Bankers, or whatever it was called. I could officially put the letter AIB after my name, just like MD or MP and such. Not that I ever did – there was no point because all that the letters stood for was ‘Associate of the Institute of Bankers’. It might just well have stood for ‘Associate of the Institute of Bonkers’, in every sense. It had no power at all, apart from setting the banking exams and marking the papers. It did not represent the employer or the employee of a bank. The same applies to a lot of these institutes. Here’s what the entry in Wikipedia says:
“The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) is a professional membership body, dedicated to enhancing environmental health and promoting the highest possible standards in the training and education of environmental health professionals in order to benefit people’s health and well-being.”
So it is a body established to provide training. But what does that phrase ‘dedicated to enhancing environmental health’ mean? How does that institute ‘enhance’ anything? What does ‘enhance’ in this context mean? Does it mean ‘improve’ environmental health? Erm… Hang on. The environment is neither healthy nor unhealthy – only living things can be healthy or unhealthy.
Again and again, we see this distortion of the English language. I guess that the word ‘enhance’ is slightly different from the word ‘improve’. There is an implication of added value, which need not be the case with ‘improve’. You could ‘improve’ the game of soccer, perhaps, by changing the rules a bit, but you would not have ‘enhanced’ the game. On the other hand, if the salary for a job is increased, you could reasonably say that the value of that job has been ‘enhanced’.
But perhaps that is just semantics. Or maybe it is not. Whoever wrote the above Wiki entry was not really thinking, was he/she? And what about the last phrase, ‘in order to benefit people’s health and well-being’. There, we have the word ‘benefit’ being used in place of the more accurate word ‘improve’. The writer would have us believe that ‘enhance’ means the same thing as ‘benefit’.
That’s what happens when the charlatans of tobacco control infiltrate institutions and associations. They start messing about with the purposes of those institutions and associations.
So what do we really see when the above institution issues a declaration concerning smoking in the presence of children, but only in play areas and parks, etc? We see that smoking in such places has nothing whatsoever to do with the proper purpose of that institution. Smoking in such places is a political matter and not a matter for an organisation which sets exam questions and organises training sessions.
And is that now a HUGE, HUGE problem? What is the British Medical Association FOR? It is to represent doctors – it is the equivalent of a trade union, except that doctors have to have a real trade union to actually do the job that the BMA is supposed to do. The Royal Society of Physicians is similar to the Environemental Health institute – it sets exams and provides some training material. Neither of them should have any political reach. Somehow, Tobacco Control took control of those institutions some time ago. They now form part of the Tobacco Control Industry.
The whole menagerie would seem to be inexpensive when compared with the direct costs of ASH ET AL due to direct government control. That is true, because it is the members of those institutions who are paying the costs. How many university professors and doctors are ’employed’ by the Tobacco Control Industry but paid by students, doctors, environmental health professional, nurses, teachers, local goverment officers, etc, etc. As well as taxpayers?
The Chief Executive Officer of the CIEH is Anne Godfrey. What terms of her job description entitle her, or demand of her, that she issues statements about the health effects of what children SEE? Her organisation is supposed to be about training environmental health officers and setting and marking exams. It is not a political organ.
The Brexit vote should be the start of a new era. Organisations like the EU, the UN, WHO and all the rest are hopelessly corrupt. Why have our politicians gone along with such corruption for so long? Does that not reflect upon the honesty of our own ‘political representatives’? The Tobacco Control Industry even penetrated the Royal Society – the supposed epitomy of objective scientific enquiry. It really is astonishing. What happened? Did Zealots target these institututions deliberately, in the sense of ‘the long march through the institutions’, or was it an accident that so many of the officers were amenable to the suggestions of The Tobacco Control Industry? The TCI is going to have a grand meeting of Official Zealots in Kazacstan, or Indostan, or Blatherstan, or Murderstan, or Executionstan, or Dictatorstan, or some such horrific place. No doubt the Islamic laws will be suspended for the duration of the meeting, apart from any journalists who might sneak into the meeting. They will have their hands tied behind their backs and be strung up by the neck on a handy crane to amuse the public with their shakings and tremblings.
I do not understand politicians. I get the impression that if one of them got a blocked drain at his home, he would blame it on anyone else except his wife and daughters bunging their sanitary towels into the toilet. In general terms, that means that they cannot see the wood for the trees. The see one effect as having only one cause, and they legislate accordingly.
Doll’s ‘Doctors Study’ used information provided by doctors to specify that smoking caused LC, heart attacks, etc. But, at the time of the beginning of the study, those doctors had been subjected to the horrors of two massive world wars, the horrors of atmospheric polution via smoke from industrial factory chimneys (smogs), the world-wide effects of atom bomb testing. And yet no attempt was made to control for these things. And yet, there was a lot of evidence that smokers in rural areas and windy areas, did not suffer such dire consequences of smoking.
I don’t think that Doll cherry-picked evidence. He was not a statistician. He showed a correlation, but not a causation. The correlation was very strong, but there was no evidence whatsoever of causation. There still is not. No ‘scientist’ has produced scientific evidence that inhaling tobacco smoke actually causes LC, or any other ailment.
And so we come back to the Environmental Health Institute.
They real problem is that anyone gives a shit about what these blatherers say.