“F is For Freedom”

Mayor of California town says you’re stupid if you smoke, and you have the right to be stupid.

HT/ Reddecaesari

10 Comments on “F is For Freedom”

  1. What a tempest in a teapot. Not a single person, in the history of the Universe, has died of ‘second hand smoke’ – that assertion is pure, unadulterated BULLSHIT!

    And the silly, disingenuous smoke Nazi bitch claims that people with heart disease could suffer a heart attack within 30 minutes of being exposed to second hand smoke? No SHIT! A person with heart disease could suffer a heart attack within 30 minutes of going to bed! SO FUCKING WHAT?

  2. I quit smoking a while ago, and found that I can now notice tobacco smoke nearby. Which is rarely, and even then for a very few seconds. If anyone is going to die from second hand smoke, they have far more serious health problems already.

  3. Here are the first few paragraphs of this article on WebMD:

    Secondhand Smoke Study Raises Ire

    Study Shows No Association Between Passive Smoke and Health Risks; Others Criticize Research

    By Sid Kirchheimer, WebMD Health News

    May 15, 2003 — A controversial new study that questions the health risks of being exposed to secondhand smoke — a factor often said to contribute to some 50,000 American deaths each year — has outraged some health officials.

    The new study, to be published in the May 17 issue of the British Medical Journal, shows no measurable rates of heart disease or lung cancer among nonsmokers who ever lived with smokers, and reports only a slight increased risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Many health agencies, including the U.S. Surgeon General’s Office, have long said that secondhand smoke boosts the risk of heart disease by about 30% and lung cancer risk by 25% in nonsmokers.

    “We found no measurable effect from being exposed to secondhand smoke and an increased risk of heart disease or lung cancer in nonsmokers — not at any time or at any level,” lead researcher James Enstrom, PhD, MPH, of the UCLA School of Public Health, tells WebMD. “The only thing we did find, which was not reported in the study, is that nonsmokers who live with smokers have a increased risk of widowhood because their smoking spouses do die prematurely.”

  4. “Fat people die at a 50:1 rate of smoking people”.

    That’s because most studies show that human lungs can’t process inhaled bacon sammiches as easily as cigarette smoke.


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