ASH recently demanded that the latest version of the plan to increment the persecution of smokers should be implemented. ASH said that the latest version of the plan has been recommended for months, and nothing has happened.
ASH has a big problem. It has nothing to do when Government fails to obey instructions. All its press releases are on hold and it ‘experts’ unpaid. ASH is like a ‘hare-coursing’ club – it cannot wait for the its dogs to tear the hares apart.
It is reasonable to ask how ASH came to have such a bloated opinion of its own importance. I would say that the reason is that no politicians of any significance have ever dared to visibly defy it. The word ‘visibly’ is important.
You see, ASH is equivalent to the marketing department of any company that you might imagine. Its sole purpose is ‘sales’. To justify its existence and cost, it must ‘SELL’ the product.
ASH was created in the 1970s by the Royal College of Physicians. Well, perhaps that should read “The controllers of the RCP”. The same ‘Controllers’ created the FCTC in due course. Initially, the money came from the Rockefeller Foundation and other prohibitionist Gods, but was gradually transferred to taxpayers.
I must admit that I have come around to the conclusion that the rate of deaths of doctors in the Doll ‘Doctors Study’ was manipulated. You can only ask questions. It seems to me that too many doctors conveniently died in their mid-sixties.
But that is a subject for another post.
So what is ASH LONDON being paid for? How does it pay its staff? It admits that, unless its ‘strategy’ is published, it has no purpose. But who gave it the power to have ‘a strategy’?
The whole thing stinks.