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How to shoot your foot off — 8 Comments

  1. Within a year of the smoking ban being introduced the newspapers in Ireland were carrying articles stating that bar staff were now ‘80% healthier’.

    Amazing what they can do nowadays. How did they separate the other health risks bar staff endure such as walking down a polluted street to work? Coal fire fumes? Urban Harneyfarts? Joe Duffy?

    Amazin’. I’m all agoggle.

  2.  “The first modern, nationwide tobacco ban was imposed by the Nazi Party in every German university, post office, military hospital, and Nazi Party office, under the auspices of Karl Astel’s Institute for Tobacco Hazards Research, created in 1941 under orders from Adolf Hitler.”  Hmmmmmmm.          

  3. Con – Along with all the articles stating how the rate of heart attacks had dropped by 500%, and the incredible number of pubs that had opened since the ban came in?

    Robert – They will try.  You can count on it.

    TT – I was well aware of the Nazi connections.  Their “research” was adopted by the British after the war, and it is that, rather than science that still drives the movement to this day.  Hitler must be laughing in his grave.

  4. TT – Too obvious, maybe?  At this stage, I know one hell of a lot about the history of the anti-smoking movement.

  5. There’s plenty of ‘research’ which other governments took on after the war. Other leaders were actually very envious of Hitler. His tactics are used by America and Iran. Make people stupid, then scare them. Job done.

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