From TobaccoControl Tactics
- Policy based on epidemiology is not based on scientific evidence but on statistical manipulations open to interpretation according to the agenda du jour.
- The Tobacco Control industry practices social engineering and indoctrination of the masses through emotional blackmail.
- After having exercised bullying control over the tobacco industry, Tobacco Control now targets the smoker. (See "Random Quotes")
- Tobacco Control advocates support and spread absurd notions such as that second hand smoke, and even third hand smoke and outdoor smoking, are harmful to bystanders.
- Tobacco Control advocates believe and spread that 30 minutes of exposure to second hand smoke can cause a heart attack, when it takes at least 20 years, if ever, for a heavy smoker to get any disease suspected to have been caused by smoking.
- While underground mines, indoor parking garages and highly contaminated hospital rooms can be made safe through state of the art ventilation, the Tobacco Control industry spreads the notion that no ventilation system can effectively dissipate environmental tobacco smoke.
- The Tobacco Control industry consistently opposes any risk-reduced product unless it is marketed by Big Pharma.
- The Tobacco Control industry perpetuates the belief that nicotine alone is what smokers want. This hinders any serious research for many other possibilities on what makes people enjoy tobacco.
- After a steady significant decrease from the 1960s, smoking prevalence has stagnated, or even increased in some places, since inane tobacco control campaigns and smoking bans replaced honest and respectful education.
- Tobacco Control advocates have no problem throwing old, sick and frail people out into the elements whenever they want a smoke ... "for their own good". (See "Random Quotes")
- Tobacco Control advocates support discrimination in employment for smokers even if they only smoke on their own time. (See "Random Quotes")
- The Tobacco Control industry lobbies property owners and condominium boards to forbid smoking in one's own home. (See "Random Quotes")
- Many Tobacco Control advocates believe that smokers are not worthy of state funded health care, or of any health care at all. (See "Random Quotes")
- Tobacco Control advocates push for ever-increasing taxes that serve in part to sustain their own careers.
- The Tobacco Control industry believes it knows what is good for business better than do the business owners themselves.
- Tobacco Control advocates who don't agree with any or all of these tactics, become accomplices through their silence, rather than risk ruin of their careers. Some have said that they dared voice opposition only following retirement.