The anti-rights activists - better known as the UN and the World Health Organization - have moved the fight against tobacco to the global stage. They will be coming for your salt and chips next. I wonder if Bono, the champion of developing countries, put his two cents in?
The first international treaty aimed at reducing smoking-related deaths and illness came into effect Sunday, the World Health Organization said.And here is the CBC's 'indepth' coverage on smoking. Be sure to check it out, assuming of course you haven't just eaten. It begins with this quote from the King James I, from 1604:
Smoking is a custom loathsome to the eye, hateful to the nose, harmful to the brain, dangerous to the lungs, and in the black, stinking fume thereof, nearest resembles the horrible Stygian smoke of the pit that is bottomless.From which it follows that we weak-willed masses, us hopeless addicts, must be forced to act in our own best interests.
The CBC is a custom loathsome to the eye, hateful to the ear, harmful to the brain, dangerous to truth and logic, and in the red, stinking fume thereof, nearest resembles the horrible Stygian babble of the nanny pit that is bottomless.
Sunday, February 27, 2005
Posted by Lisa Turner on Sunday, February 27, 2005