Activists blowing secondhand smoke all over a vulnerable “preference rights” society

Adjective.
Secondhand – Accepting on another “authority” and nor from an ORIGINAL INVESTIGATION.

Noun.
Smoke (countable) – A fleeting illusion; something insubstantial, evanescent, unreal, transitory or without result. (Wiktionary)

The evidence shows that the only ones “blowing secondhand smoke” into societies faces are the tobacco-free activists.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2173898/

“These stories suggest a willingness of influential anti-tobacco activists, including academics, to hurt legitimate scientists and turn epidemiology into junk science in order to further their agendas. “

http://velvetgloveironfist.blogspot.com/2013/12/new-study-finds-no-link-between.html

Today; the strongest studies linking secondhand smoke and tobacco harm are case-control studies; meaning the person with the disease determines on their own reporting whether passive smoke was the root cause.

But none of that really matters, Patel says, because the main goal of smoking bans was “to change societal behavior” by stigmatizing smoking, making it less convenient and less socially acceptable.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jacobsullum/2013/12/16/is-it-safe-yet-to-have-an-honest-conversation-about-secondhand-smoke-and-lung-cancer/

“The warning that “secondhand smoke kills,” with lung cancer as the paradigmatic example, played an important role in the debate over government-imposed smoking bans. By raising the stakes, it helped transform a complaint into a right, so that people annoyed by tobacco smoke now felt justified in demanding that it be eliminated everywhere they might want to go, including other people’s property. As another expert quoted in the JNCI article puts it, ”We’ve gotten smoking out of bars and restaurants on the basis of the fact that you and I and other nonsmokers don’t want to die. The reality is, we probably won’t.” Now they tell us. “

http://www.tobacco.org/Documents/980717osteen.html

“There is evidence in the record supporting the accusation that EPA ‘cherry picked’ its data” … “EPA’s excluding nearly half of the available studies directly conflicts with EPA’s purported purpose for analyzing the epidemiological studies and conflicts with EPA’s Risk Assessment Guidelines” (p. 72)

http://www.nber.org/papers/w14790

“Workplace bans are not associated with statistically significant short-term declines in mortality or hospital admissions for myocardial infarction or other diseases.”

http://cancercontrol.cancer.gov/tcrb/monographs/1/m1_3.pdf

“the lung cancer death rate for black males was more than 36% than for white males”…..”even though the peak prevalence of smoking among black males in that cohort never achieved that of white males”…”The reason for this disparity in lung cancer death rates is not clear. Differences in smoking behavior other than prevalence may play a role, such as the type of cigarette smoked”.(pg 95)

Graphs on pg 99 show increases in lung cancer rates with a large decrease in smoking rates among black & white males. “As smoking rates converged for white & black females in later cohorts, lung cancer deaths rates remained the approximately equivalent”…”despite lower smoking rates among black females, may AGAIN suggest a lung cancer risk that is NOT attributable to smoking.”(pg 108).

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15723657?ordinalpos=1&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DiscoveryPanel.Pubmed_Discovery_RA&linkpos=3&log$=relatedarticles&logdbfrom=pubmed

“Lung cancer mortality of our Japanese sample was lower among current smokers and higher among non-smokers regardless of age and sex.”

http://www.tobacco.org/Documents/980717osteen.html

“There is evidence in the record supporting the accusation that EPA ‘cherry picked’ its data” … “EPA’s excluding nearly half of the available studies directly conflicts with EPA’s purported purpose for analyzing the epidemiological studies and conflicts with EPA’s Risk Assessment Guidelines” (p. 72)

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/the-real-reasons-behind-public-smoking-bans/

“So, why did public health officials base their case on this weak evidence?”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeanne_Calment

The oldest living person ever recorded – smoked from 21 to 117 yrs old.

“60% of lung cancer patients are NOT SMOKERS”

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