Like all antismoking ”science,” this is not meant as a joke, although we wish it was.
The reason Karl Marx was a Communist could have been because of the discomfort caused by Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS), a skin disease consisting of “furuncles, boils and carbuncles”. Why did Marx have HS? Because he was a smoker, of course!
The “authoritative” opinion – immediately to become “science,” needless to say, because smoking causes everything – comes from the Department of Dermatology, Philipp University of Marburg, Germany. The trash scientists are R. Happle and A. König. Fortunately, a more serious researcher says that “Happle and König go well beyond what is permissible from the evidence.“ No kidding. But the dissenting researcher does not seem to take fanaticism and ideology into account.
Click here to read the amusing letter and reply, published by the British Journal of Dermatology. Although we realize that Great Britain is going down the toilet with Tobacco Control, we still feel compelled to ask: how can a supposedly serious publication publish antismoking trash like this?
FORCES Germany blogspot has more on this story.