"A NEW STUDY REVEALS..."
We bring back a timelss FORCES classic: a collection of health scares and paternalistic statements gathered mailnly from the pages of "Not Just Tobacco", a publication from FOREST, the British smokers' rights organization. When this weekly was first posted back in 1996 on FORCES Canada, this collection of absurdities was the most "hit" page of that site for several months. The amusing side of this collection is obvious; the sad side is that what reported here is reality -- and many of the most outrageous "proposals" of the time are now seriously enforced matters -- by the health establishment, and the anti-tobacco cartel. In other words, we may laugh, and refuse to believe absurdities -- and we are free to do so. But our freedom ends when we must (should) comply with the concequences of this nonsense because of law enforcement -- like in the case of secondhand smoke.
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