H/T Simon Clark for the Manifesto Club report, Smoked Out: The Hyper-Regulation of Smokers in Public Places:
Tobacco Control advocates shaming smokers:
Methods Across a qualitative phase and an ad testing phase, shame was found to be highly salient to current smokers and those who had quit recently. On the basis of these results, a television advertisement featuring a shame appeal was developed and broadcast. The ad featured various scenarios of individuals hiding their smoking from others. The campaign was evaluated using the measures of awareness, believability, perceived relevance and smoking behaviours.
Results The shame appeal television advertisement was found to resonate with smokers and encourage quitting/reducing behaviours. Around 4 in 5 (78%) smokers surveyed recalled seeing the ad, almost all of whom could nominate at least one correct take-out message (94%). Around three-quarters (72%) found the ad to be personally relevant and half (53%) reported that they had successfully quit, attempted to quit or cut down the number of cigarettes they smoked since the start of the campaign.
In the last few years state efforts to prevent illegal smoking and enforce existing laws have had very little impact, according to lawyer Amos Hausner, head of the Israel Council for the Prevention of Smoking.
He told The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday that “80 percent of the public don’t smoke. But the Health Ministry has failed to create an atmosphere that discourages smokers from lighting up in public areas and owners of premises to enforce no-smoking laws, even though that is their obligation and interest. The state doesn’t invest at all in smoking prevention; the ministry must demand tens of millions of shekels from the Treasury for education, anti-smoking advertisements and enforcement.”
I couldn’t help but think that Hausner was a very sickly-looking man, with a shirt collar several sizes too large for his neck.
BRISBANE, Australia, October 18, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – According to Lord Christopher Monckton, a former policy adviser to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Monday’s Canadian election will decide if Prime Minister Stephen Harper, whom he calls the last man standing against the establishment of a ‘one world government’, will remain against a deliberate international effort to remove him. The second last, Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott, was overthrown, as predicted by Monckton in 2014, in order to clear the way for this international scheme.
With Harper out of the way, warned Monckton, world governance will finally begin with a successful December, 2015 Paris Climate Conference. Another major factor for the Climate treaty’s likely success this time, after many past failures, is the unprecedented, strong public support of the Roman Catholic Church under Pope Francis.
H/T Tony, here’s a (rather scary) video of Monckton speaking about the effect of the fall of Abbott and Harper: