Saturday, March 03, 2007

Passive Smoking

"The advert, which runs from Monday, shows dark smoke curling around guests at a wedding to demonstrate that 85% of smoke is invisible and odourless."
"The ad, which will run on TV, online, in the press and on posters, makes it clear that wafting away smoke does nothing to reduce the effect of passive smoking"

Quotes from the BBC today commenting on the latest NHS money resourced anti-smoker adverts and good news for all citizens.

We need not worry about the smoke because not only do we know that it doesn't harm anyone but we now know it is invisible and doesn't smell. 85% is a pretty convincing figure, I think you'll agree, especially compared with the epidemiological fraud of relative risk ratios less than 2. More evidence that those who complain about the smell are mistaken!

More evidence that the flailing arms of the neurotic ant-smoker is just attention seeking behaviour which serves no practical function but to warn others that the sufferer is indeed unstable! Stop trying to waft the odourless, invisible chemicals away they are going to get you anyway. Whats more you're exposing yourself to the risk of repetitive strain injury. I suggest you at least use your left arm as we know your right am is already overused!

Furthermore a letter from a friend!...

Year on year before our ban, sales of tobacco products were falling in Ireland and nobody considered that a big deal. Yet again this morning a tobacco company is celebrating their sales in Ireland, (late last year P.J. Carroll recorded an increase of 4.5% in sales) as per the article below. In the same newspaper this morning they also report another incidence of cigarette smuggling through Dublin Airport. Last year, Customs & Excise seized 17.5 million euros of smuggled tobacco products coming into the country which they estimate is less than 10% of the total amount getting through. There's no mistake, the ban has made it "cool & fashionable" to smoke and the more they rant on about it, the bigger the problem becomes.
John Mallon