The feds are proposing to ban smoking in public housing. But…
One of the Big Pharma/trial lawyer shills is the infamous Jonathan Samet — junk science epidemiologist and chief railroad engineer of radon, secondhand smoke, particulate matter and ground-level ozone.
Annoying to many — but not a health risk to any — secondhand smoke is archetypal junk science.
Drexel University reports:
Epigenetics is a major new front in junk science. Imagine — smoking irreversibly changes gene expression in existing eggs so as to effect health three generations later!
As if that’s the main or even a significant problem with homelessness. No pleasure is too small for the nannies to ignore.
Questions: What’s worse — stress or smoking?
Nonsense. Places like California and Colorado are more plausible “gateways” to marijuana.
Regardless of the validity of the researchers dubious HDL claims, unfortunately for these researchers, cholesterol levels have nothing to do with risk of heart disease.
Consumer demand outsmarts the nannies.
So… not at all?
Yet Bloomberg happily accepts $1.50 per pack of cigarettes sold in NYC.
But not too many people die from smoking in their child-bearing years.
Show us a single baby born prematurely because of secondhand smoke.
Will smokers will be barred from buying guns?
Prison for possession of cigarettes without a prescription? And how would you get one of those from a physician?
The new study shows that thousands of years of ambient PM2.5 exposure has no effect on life expectancy.
So where was all the childhood asthma in, say, the 1950s and 1960s?
Poorly conducted research has never stopped prohibitionists before. Why stop now? Tobacco companies don’t even oppose bad science.
A trial lawyer’s dream — oil and tobacco company defendants.
Secondhand smoke “science” is what drives us nuts.
Is this more or less ironic than anti-tobacco groups accepting tobacco revenues?
Except that none of the mice studied got lung cancer.
“It’s bad news.”
At least one claimed effect (decline in FEV1) is clinically insignificant and the others are reversible with smoking cessation.
“‘With tobacco cigarettes a user generally knows how much nicotine is being consumed. … When it comes to an electronic cigarette, you just don’t know …’ This is also entirely false.”
“This week there was another development in the Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) push to regulate cigars. The agency announced it was extending the public comment period on it’s proposed regulation of cigars.”
The smoking ban-heart attack scam continues.
How did all those baby boomers survive?
Al Gore has conveniently forgotten that his family used to be in the tobacco industry.
So it wasn’t the floor seats at 1970s rock concerts that hurt my hearing; it was the guy next to me lighting up?
Billions of people have been exposed to secondhand smoke during the past 400 or so years… so let’s ignore that and consider what happened to 32 mice over the course of two weeks.
By Steve Milloy December 12, 2010, JunkScience.com Let’s all thank Surgeon General Regina Benjamin for demonstrating beyond all doubt last week that nannyism is more dangerous than smoking.
By Steven Milloy October 17, 2003, FoxNews.com I could only laugh last April when I first heard about a study claiming that a smoking ban in Helena, Mont., cut the city’s heart attack rate by 58 percent in six months.