Undermining Tobacco Control

Anyone who has been watching the ‘goings on’ about alcohol control cannot but be impressed by the sheer effrontery of the the anti-alcohol Zealots. Even the tiniest deviation from ‘perfect heath’ is highlighted as though it was disaster. ‘Studies have shown ….’

It seems to me that all the recent ‘studies’ have only one objective, which is to get ‘unit pricing’ enacted by law. They are not intended to reduce alcohol harm or reduce alcohol consumption, or solve the problems of alcoholics. They have been produced, at short notice and with all sorts of deviations from the truth, with one objective in mind – minimum pricing.For these people, the clear uselessness of minimum pricing is irrelevant- they have decided, en masse, to push up the price of alcohol. Any ‘law’ which increases the price will do.

But it always has to be ‘a law’.

Note how it was not sufficient for Tobacco Control to agitate for tobacco products which contained less tar, and were thus less harmful, or to agitate for the promotion of snus. In fact, we all know that snus banned throughout the EU, apart from Sweden. No – only bans were agitated for. Oh, and higher taxation. In fact, the two were intertwined – bans and higher taxation. How could politicians, who want to do good, refuse to comply? Reduction in disgusting, filthy, stinking smoking plus more tax income. Any politician who objected was a ‘baby killer’.

So we are inundated with ‘studies’ which promote minimum pricing. Needless to say, the minimum price per unit will be low-ish to start with, but will increase.

Undermining the Zealot’s intentions is very difficult. THEY DEMAND MINIMUM PRICING. It is a replay of the demand for no-smoking on short-haul flights.

But what is the consequence? It is that everyone, except alcoholics, will be ripped off. Alcoholics MUST have alcohol. They cannot help themselves. Therefore they will pay the price, no matter how high, or they will steal what they want.

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Tobacco Control can only be undermined by refusal to engage on their terms. “Our Children” are not their children. Do you see my point? TC is fond of saying ‘Our children’. The response must be “Our children are not your children”. TC also has a penchant for the word “WE” – “we must do this or that”. It is all totally deliberate, even to the extent of the simple word ‘WE’. Imagine Arnott saying that THEY, the politicians, must enact laws. No, Arnott and co demand that “WE” must enact laws.

As we have said before, again and again, the Zealots must be defunded. All of them. And there is no reason whatsoever that Gov should not do so. Let them survive on voluntary contributions. Why does Parliament make a rod for its own back? It can only be laziness in the sense of ‘easiest way’.

Undermining TC means questioning its basic concepts, and doing so over and over again. It means not being bothered about smoking bans in hospital grounds, etc. They are not worth bothering about. It is the SMOKING BAN which matters and little else.

FOREST is not ‘the voice of smokers’ and never has been. But I do not condemn it. The serious problem with Forest is that complies with the idea of “WE”.

Undermining TC demands that TC cannot claim “We”, and that is of the greatest importance. “We”, The PEOPLE, refuse to accept that ‘they’ are ‘WE’.

 

 

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3 Responses to “Undermining Tobacco Control”

  1. slugbop007 Says:

    I would love to see the TC people on street corners every day with a cup in their hand. Going door to door like encyclopedia sales people. Doors slammed in their faces. I’m tired of them digging around in our pockets to stay in business. Parasites.

    slugbop007

  2. slugbop007 Says:

    I live in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Last year I sent a photo of a famous Montreal Canadiens hockey player, Jean Béliveau, to the Mayor of Montreal, the Premier of Quebec and Quebec Tobacco Control and several journalists, questioning them about Secondhand Smoke. The photo showed Jean sitting on his bed, reading a book with a cigar between his lips and a painting of Jesus Christ with The Sacred Heart just above his head. I told them that his wife, Elise, and his two daughters did not appear to have suffered from his secondhand smoke. His wife is in her eighties now. The Mayor never replied. Nor did the Premier. Tobacco Control and several journalists banned my access to their Twitter accounts. The problem is that these people hate smokers. Period. You cannot reason with them and they just scoff when you point out flaws in their arguments, ban you from ever communicating with them again and continue to monopolize the media outlets with their propaganda, using taxpayers money to pay their salaries.

    slugbop007

    • junican Says:

      Replying to both comments:
      Your comments are linked.
      At the very top, there are The Elite who see humanity as a herd of self-aware but stupid creatures which needs to be ‘farmed’. They look at the ‘Big Picture’, such as climate control, and produce plans to control those stupid creatures. The stupid creatures do not know, or need to know, what is being done to them.
      And then there are the ‘middle managers’ who put those plans into effect in exchange for their salaries. Their salaries are important to them. They are the ones who built concentration camps and organised the gas chambers, etc. At the bottom, are the ‘operatives’ who shove the victims into the gas chambers, again, in exchange for wages.
      Only at the very top is there no coercion. There is no need for coercion since they are The Elite.
      it is The Elite which needs to be removed. Brexit and Trump are a start.

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