I’m not going to quote chapter and verse. Suffice to say that the Conservative Government, the Political Government, of the UK, has decisively kicked the Labour Government of London in the balls. The Conservative National Political Government has actually dared to call the Labour Government of London ‘Nannies’. That is because the Labour Government of London proposed that smoking bans should be extended outdoors to patios and dining areas.
I personally believe that it is all ‘fake news’ intended to distract our minds. It is easy, easy to propose smoking bans. Such bans could be enacted to cover the whole of the Antarctic. The WHO FCTC Org would be delighted. But what is the point? The idea that SHS is dangerous has long ceased to be the justification for smoking bans. SHS danger evaporates outdoors.
But we must always be aware that SHS danger, during the lifetime of humans, is denied by the very studies which are the bible of Tobacco Control. Doll’s Doctors Study proved beyond doubt that heavy smoking took decades to cause lung cancer and other problems in old age. It follows that it must take centuries for SHS to have a similar effect because of the dilute nature of SHS.
And yet, despite the ‘scientific’ evidence that heavy smoking took decades to cause death, and that moderate smoking caused even less problems, and light smoking appeared to cause no problems at all, non-smoking in the form of SHS was said to be very dangerous to workers in bars and restaurants. Would that danger take effect when those workers were 1000 years old? That idea seems to be true, according to Doll’s Doctors Study.
The Zealots have got away with murder, just as the Prohibitionist of early 1900 did. They have equated smoking with Sin. Smokers are wicked because they just might ‘infect’ someone and cause them to die when they are 1000 years old.
Again and again, I have tried to draw attention to time-scales, but no one seems to be interested.
I shall go to bed.