Smokers' Cost To Society
SMOKERS' COST TO SOCIETY
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|SMOKED OUT: Anti-Tobacco Activism at theWorld Bank - Areview of:Curbing TheEpidemic: Governments And The Economics Of Tobacco Control, World Bank, 1999- Scathing review of theabout the World Bank report that, like everything related to anti-tobacco, has very littleto do with reality and much to do with a political agenda of frauds, political andeconomic schizophrenia, and economic extortion of smokers. The report, written by RichardTren and Hugh High, is published by the INSTITUTE OF ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
"The World Bank (WB) hasjoined the World Health Organisation (WHO) in a world war on tobacco. As its initialbroadside, the WB recently published an astonishing report. The following paper exposesthe many follies and economic errors in what is not a decent economic study, but adocument for crusaders."
|SMOKERS'COST TO SOCIETY, EH" - Far toooften we hear the antismoking lobbyists from the various ministries of health makingdramatic accusations of smokers' cost to society, in the attempt to force them to feelguilty, and change their behaviour. The following chart may help make Canadian smokersaware of the economic importance, and power. Canadian smokers contribute to their economy 4.5times more than their American counterparts. Canadian
|SMOKERS'COST TO SOCIETY, HUH"
StateCigarette Excise Taxes Collected -- Cigarette Excise Taxes By State
The operatives of the antitobacco lobbycontinue to mislead taxpayers about smokers' cost to society. In fact, the contributionof smokers to society is so high, we have reason to feel VERY proud - as well ascontemptuous of the antismoking parasites, who are leaching enormous amounts of money fromthe system, and getting rich while falsifying information on a full-time basis. We linkwith the RJR website for a detailed account of smokers' contributions in 1997. Pleasedownload and examine these figures every time the Ministry of Health throws its scum atyou. Here is a teaser: TOTAL SMOKERS' DIRECT TAX CONTRIBUTION TO THE US ECONOMY IN1997:$7,306,959,000 (Canadianequivalent: 9,864,394,650)
|Smoking Not A Factor In Work Absences -Conclusions: "Absence with respiratorycomplaints was not associated with age, height, body mass index, or smoking." According to a study from the Netherlands smokers are no more likely tomiss work because of respiratory problems than are non-smokers.|
|Congressional Research Service - The Proposed Tobacco Settlement: Who Pays for the Health Costs of Smoking" - Jane G. Gravelle - Economics Division - Updated April 30, 1998 - "Smoking has apparently brought financial gain to both the federal and state governments, especially when tobacco taxes are taken into account. In general, smokers do not appear to currently impose net financial costs on the rest of society." To download the document in PDF format, click here. To obtain a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader, click here.|
InPart II he provides a further corrective to alarmist health warnings which can be graspedwithout specialist statistical knowledge.
Prof. Peter Finch has been FoundationProfessor of Mathematical Statistics at Monash University, Australia, since 1964. He hascontributed to countless scholarly journals including The British Journal for thePhilosophy of Science, Information Sciences, The Australian Journal of Statistics, TheJournal of the Royal Statistical Society, Acta Mathematica Scientia, Biometrics, TheEuropean Journal of Cancer and Clinical Oncology, as well as to such books as ThePhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, The Encyclopedia of StatisticalScience and The Foundations of Statistical Theories in the Physical Sciences.