Anti-smoking campaigns and laws have turned smokers into a despised underclass, a study by a Department of Health adviser warned yesterday.
It said smokers have come to be seen as disgusting and dirty and are increasingly becoming regarded as outcasts.
The study, published by Cambridge University Press, suggests the tightening of laws controlling smoking, mean smokers are held in contempt by the non-smoking majority.
That was always the intention of the anti-smoking movement to demonize, dehumanize and cause hatred through fake unsubstantiated fear against smokers. What is unusual is that this study was actually picked up and printed by the press. Professor Hilary Graham, the author, obviously didn’t get the memo that it is a hate campaign, and that goal was never meant to be put in writing let alone be published in the press.