Is there anyone out there who still believes that Tobacco Control cares about your health?
Their latest move here in Ireland is to ban electronic cigarettes from all hospital properties.
It is becoming increasingly obvious that electronic cigarettes are by far the most effective way for people to quit smoking, so the logical step would be to encourage their use. However the HSE claims that "there currently was 'no conclusive evidence' that e- cigarettes are safe for long-term use" and this is their excuse for the ban. This is rubbish and they know it. The only ingredient that could possibly have long term consequences is the nicotine and there is little that isn't known about that.
To date, none of their measures have had any effect whatsoever on smoking rates. Indeed anecdotal evidence suggests that the Draconian measures have had an opposite effect by increasing awareness of smoking and also the "forbidden fruit" effect.
Tobacco Control actually has a league table whereby countries are scored, not on smoking cessation but on the levels of prohibition they have introduced. The more a country persecutes smokers, the higher that country scores. One would assume that higher persecution rates would correspond with lower smoking rates? In fact, as Christopher Snowdon nicely illustrated, there is no correlation whatsoever.
So here we have Ireland, second in the league, yet with one of the highest levels of smoking? And they are congratulating themselves? This alone shows clearly that they are not interested in health but merely in the persecution of smokers.
The exclusive club of Tobacco Control is interested in one thing only and that is the lining of their pockets through fat salaries and backhanders from their lords and paymasters in Big Pharma.
Why else would nicotine be a lethally addictive poison in e-cigarettes but actually good for the health in patches and gum as supplied by Big Pharma?
Think about it.