In Europe, smokers are getting rather boring, as I expect they will be here soon too, now that public smoking bans are reaching near universal status. Not quite prepared to ban the outright sale of cigarettes and lose all that tax money, "concerned" Europeans are once again turning their radar on the drinkers and this time around they are emphasizing the effects of "Passive Drinking", the apparent equivalent to the harmful effects of 'second-hand smoke.' This report should really come as no surprise, as the health lobbyists are constantly seeking to control individual behaviour, and what better way to enact bans than by filling people's heads with lies and exagerrated truths. I must admit, it hadn't really occurred to me that the health lobby gangs would couch the "problem" in such terms, but then, we've been hearing for years about the harmful effects of obesity on "society". Let the healthy and happy race propagate under the tutelage of the state and their favoured minions!
The campaigns to combat the effects of ‘passive smoking’ are widely credited for Europe’s growing number of smoking bans. Now alcohol is in the sights of the public health lobbyists, and they have invented the concept of ‘passive drinking’ as their killer argument.HT: Radley Balko of the Agitator.
Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Posted by Lisa Turner on Wednesday, May 31, 2006