Let's start this piece off with a statement about Doctor Jerome Arnett Jr.
He is a pulmonologist.
Pulmonology is the branch of medicine that deals with diseases of the respiratory system. We are confident the man knows exactly what he is talking about.
Credibility established. OK?
The good doctor explains how the fraud was born, in terms even the most intellectually challenged anti-smoker can understand. He tells us who breastfed the myth, changed it's nappy, nurtured it through adolescence, and ensured it grew up into the most vicious lie for several centuries. The last big, fat lie to enthrall the world was in fact that the world was flat. Were we living in that time, anti-smokers would be running around shrieking "Stay away from the edge! Stay away from the edge!!"
SHS is harmless. Unlike the anti-smokers, we can back up that statement. SHS is a fraud. This doctor tells us so. And he tells us why.
I don't want to spoil the whole thing, because it is a fascinating, but dreadful read, and this is his closing paragraph:
"Millions of dollars have been spent promoting belief in SHS as a killer, and more millions of dollars have been spent by businesses in order to comply with thousands of highly restrictive bans, while personal choice and freedom have been denied to millions of smokers. Finally, and perhaps most tragically, all this has diverted resources away from discovering the true cause(s) of lung cancer in nonsmokers".
Every single anti-smoker believes that SHS is a killer of note. They believe this only because they have no clue how it all began. We link here to the chronology of events that got us to where we are today: a divided society, the unforgivable loss of thousands of pubs, clubs & bingo halls, increased isolation of the vulnerable, bullying/beating/rape/murder of smokers, loss of amenities, massive losses to the Exchequer, and the list goes on.
The lies have to end. Our mission is to strangle each one of these lies as soon as they appear. An effortless task, in and of itself, but we have 60 years of lies to undo. Now that is going to take some doing, but we will do so. We have the truth. In spades.
Anti-smokers are to blame for all of the examples of the ban damage I listed above. They, and they alone, are responsible for the massive damage to our hospitality industry. Remember when they promised to fill the newly created smoke-free pubs? They lied. Remember when they promised to save lives? They lied. As this piece explains, no lives were at risk to begin with.
It's not enough that we simply end or amend this spiteful, lie-based ban.
These lying criminals should be sent to gaol.
Where they belong.
Smokers, and their many, many tolerant non-smoking friends should be back inside, warm, safe and comfortable.
Where we belong.