Last July 4th we made detailed predictions about how the propagandists would trumpet how successful is the British smoking ban, that we reproduce below (or they can be seen in our archives). We recommended that readers “Save and print this page and consult it in one month time, perhaps even earlier”. Let us compare now, about 50 days later.
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“Rates of smoking declining already”.
THE PROPAGANDA SAYS:
“Cigarette sales dropped nearly 7% last month after a smoking ban was introduced in England.”
“Smoking ban a great success”. “Poll indicates that 87% of the population supports the smoking ban”.
THE PROPAGANDA SAYS:
“Early evidence shows that 97% of businesses have enforced the smoking ban in England… 99% of businesses were compliant within the first two weeks of the ban coming into effect on July 1. … 94% of businesses were upholding the law.”
The fact that the law is based on epidemiological frauds needs no further highlighting nor do we need to point out the impossibility of actually verifying the statements on the percentage of businesses complying with the law.
"Cigarette sales have declined by 4%" and, a little later: "…study shows that XXX (minimum three digits) lives have been saved by the ban".
So, we were a little off with the percentage, and there are still no official lies about the “lives saved”, but they will come soon. Let us not forget, however, that the UK is the last country to adopt fraud and dishonesty as public health policy, so it received and applied the most recent statistical falsification technique and the most perfected “how to” in public approach!
The congratulations of the antismoking crooks cannot be missing – they too are part of the script: ‘Anti-smoking campaigners ASH welcomed the news. "This is a good sign," a spokeswoman said. "As expected, smokers appear to be cutting back on the number of cigarettes they smoke. We also expect many will use the smoking ban as a trigger to help them quit altogether." ‘
Keep on dreaming, ASH, and especially keep up the frauds on passive and active smoking. Lies give you a reason to exist, as contemptible as your existence may be.
So, all in all our predictions were correct. The next phase, of course, will not be reported by the mass media who MUST facilitate the “public health” crooks.
As it has happened in all countries, the cigarette sales will pick up shortly because cowardly smokers will learn how to hide better instead of openly disobeying the law. If the phenomenon is big enough that the mass-media cannot hide it to show the success of “public health”, it will be said that the number of smokers has actually declined (thanks to the prohibition, of course — so prohibition = health), and the number of cigarettes sold will have gone back up because the die-hard smokers smoke more. That will justify calls for more propaganda and more loud frauds to facilitate the UK government’s criminal plans of cultural engineering. Also, more firings and more refusal to treat smokers with the NHS will be in order. Of course smokers will mumble a lot, but won’t have the guts to do what is needed to put an end to their abuse passed as “therapy”, for example, filing an income tax return where their contributions to the NHS are docked.
Regardless – and, again, as it happened in all other countries – the market will stabilize around smoking rates that are only a tiny bit lower than those that existed before the ban. Why? For two reasons. The first is that although most smokers don’t have the guts to do what they should to make themselves respected (i.e.: parade in the streets and turn the occasional car upside down), they know that what antismoking activists and “public health” say about smoking is a fraud both to open the market for Big Pharma and to blame smokers for the disastrous management of public health institutions. The second reason is even more basic than that: the joy that comes from the simple pleasure of smoking is the joy of living and – in spite of these dark ages dominated by pseudo-scientific superstitions – that joy is stronger than any brainwashing and propaganda.
Just keep on smoking (and find a pair).
AS POSTED ON JULY 4, 2007
July 4 [03:00 GMT] – What is going to happen next in England? – “Smoking ban a great success”. “Poll indicates that 87% of the population supports the smoking ban”. “Rates of smoking declining already”. “No flexion in liquor sales”. That is followed by interviews of smokers that state that “this is the opportunity to quit I have been looking forward for a long time”. Just give it a few weeks.
Save and print this page and consult it in one month time, perhaps even earlier.
How do we know all this? Experience. Knowledge of the procedure that the mass media lackeys have been told to adopt. Knowledge of the false and biased information circulated by the antismoking trash. ASH and the rest of the antismoking gangs are working hard to pressure and intimidate the remaining British media that still give some voice to dissent – to silence that dissent (or make it look sick and weird), so that the correct voice will be given only to pro-prohibition. In that way it will look like the support for the ban is overwhelming – a word beloved by the antismoking con artists.
All those are tested sound bites, studied and prepared by the “public health” commissars and their minions who are paid off by the pharmaceutical industry, as well as with the silent assent of the bent over tobacco industry.
In one month, “the British have completely accepted the smoking ban”, and “…already no one can conceive how we put up with noxious smoking for all this time”. "Cigarette sales have declined by 4%" and, a little later: "…study shows that XXX (minimum three digits) lives have been saved by the ban". Further "studies" will show "a decrease in hospitalizations for "smoking-related" diseases by both smokers and especially non smokers since the beginning of the ban". That will be achieved through data stratification – a statistical artifice used in Italy, Canada and United States.
The statistical fraud is perpetrated by dividing the hospitalizations in age classes and showing ONLY the age class that, by random chance, showed a hospitalization decrease. The presentation rhetoric fits the class: if it is children, "children have been saved"; if it is the old, "lives have been spared"; if it is working age, it is "dicreased exposure in the workplace", and the preferred subjects of the fraudulent rhetoric are the hospitality industry workers. Normally, in these kind of "studies" the total number of hospitalizations increases, but that information is kept from the public to show that passive smoking is a health hazard, and that its removal creates measurable health benefits. The fraudulent technique is described by Michael Siegel on the Piedmont study.
Remember – always – that "public health" has become a criminal enterprise that does not hesitate to defraud the population with manipulated data as long as it can further the political and marketing agenda of the pharmaceutical multinationals. The health institutions are marionettes whose strings are pulled by a tiny minority of fanatics such as ASH.
Once the ban in is place, one thing happens to each and every country: all mass-media activities are geared to convince the population that the population cheers prohibition and that it accepts the measures. Showing popular consensus is a history-tested technique used by ALL totalitarian governments.
Already the mass-media have suffocated or underplayed the disobedience of the first day of the ban in order to discourage resistance. Don’t fall for that. But it must be kept in mind that, from the day of the ban, one cannot believe any word that he hears or reads by the mass media on the smoking issue, as the agenda is shifted to undermine your psychological resistance and make you accept the fait accompli. Rather, one is to continue to boycott and damage the economy while making the life of nagging non smokers as miserable as they try to make his, now that they feel empowered by the industry of fraud.
You are the injured party; you are the victim of the institutional and media fraud; and non smokers do not have any “right” to be “protected” from a danger that does not exist. In short, you are in the right and they are in the wrong – thus you are justified to fight them with any and all means at your disposal, as anything goes. It is as simple as that.