Manipulation, Lies, and Terrorism

H/T Iro Cyr for drawing attention to CAGE Canada’s 2010 translation of Robert Molimard’s BELIEFS, MANIPULATION AND LIES IN THE TOBACCO ISSUE  on the passive smoking fraud:

…But these increases were still not sufficient to reach the critical level that would have made second hand smoke a serious public health problem warranting drastic measures. That’s when an international report made its appearance. Produced by four institutions, Cancer Research UK, European Respiratory Society, Institut National du Cancer and the European Health Network, announced, with great precision, 5863 deaths for France, quickly rounded to 6000 deaths for the press. They had finally reached the level that was required to justify the measures that were quickly adopted in most countries. (Figure 1)

(Figure1) Reproduction of the table in the report ‘’Lifting the SmokeScreen’’ assessing mortality for France by passive smoking. It is broken down by age and exposure at home or at the place of employment, indicating separately the employment in the ‘’hospitality industry’’, including hotels, restaurants, bars and nightclubs. Moreover, deaths are calculated separately for the various causes - lung cancer, cardiovascular disease, stroke and chronic respiratory diseases. None of these estimates takes into account statistical spreads.

(Figure1) Reproduction of the table in the report ‘’Lifting the SmokeScreen’’ assessing mortality for France by passive smoking. It is broken down by age and exposure at home or at the place of employment, indicating separately the employment in the ‘’hospitality industry’’, including hotels, restaurants, bars and nightclubs. Moreover, deaths are calculated separately for the various causes – lung cancer, cardiovascular disease, stroke and chronic respiratory diseases. None of these estimates takes into account statistical spreads.

But anyone who would had carefully read this report would have discovered that, with the utmost simplicity and dare I say nonchalance, the authors also showed separately the estimates for non-smokers thus revealing that smokers themselves were included in their total death estimates. In doing so, they changed the definition of passive smoking itself! And suddenly, with only 1,114 deaths in non-smokers including 152 lung cancers, we almost went back to Catherine Hill’s estimate of 20 years earlier.” When breaking down these 1114 deaths, it becomes unclear how a law banning smoking in public spaces can have any effect on 1007 of these 1114 deaths that relate to exposure at home, providing of course that the police are not permitted to break down your door with a ram to fine your smoking spouse. 107 deaths were attributed to exposure at work, and 6 of them to the special conditions for the hotels restaurants, bars and discos where the application of the ban was delayed by one year. (Figure 2)

Figure 2 .- Reproduction of the table in the report ‘’Lifting the SmokeScreen’’ assessing mortality for France by passive smoking among non-smokers. This is the only assessment that matches the traditional definition of passive smoking, ie ‘’non-smoking victims due to other people's smoke’’. The overall assessment comes from old data. The importance of exposure to the spouse’s second hand some at home is surprising, as is the weakness of death by exposure in the workplace, especially in the hospitality industry, where the consequences of the ban have had the biggest social impact.

Figure 2 .- Reproduction of the table in the report ‘’Lifting the SmokeScreen’’ assessing mortality for France by passive smoking among non-smokers. This is the only assessment that matches the traditional definition of passive smoking, ie ‘’non-smoking victims due to other people’s smoke’’. The overall assessment comes from old data. The importance of exposure to the spouse’s second hand some at home is surprising, as is the weakness of death by exposure in the workplace, especially in the hospitality industry, where the consequences of the ban have had the biggest social impact.

Thus the authors have classified 4749 active smokers as victims of passive smoking using the specious argument that when smoking in their offices they also inhale the ambient air filled with their own smoke! I have previously produced a complete analysis of this outrageous report. It obviously did not elicit any response.

So smokers – counted as passive smokers – made up 5/6ths of the estimated death toll from passive smoking. Almost all the remainder were in home environments. Only an estimated 6 deaths were in the hospitality industry. And that’s why we have pub smoking bans!

Elsewhere, I came across an article by George Soros (my added emphases):

It’s not easy to resist the threats and the hysteria that surround us, but we must do, as fear is the greatest danger to open society

Open societies are always endangered. This is especially true of America and Europe today, as a result of the terrorist attacks in Paris and elsewhere, and the way that America and Europe, particularly France, have reacted to them.

Jihadi terrorist groups such as Islamic State and al-Qaida have discovered the achilles heel of our western societies: the fear of death. Through horrific attacks and macabre videos, the publicists of Isis magnify this fear, leading otherwise sensible people in hitherto open societies to abandon their reason.

Scientists have discovered that emotion is an essential component of human reasoning. That discovery explains why jihadi terrorism poses such a potent threat to our societies: the fear of death leads us and our leaders to think – and then behave – irrationally.

Science merely confirms what experience has long shown: when we are afraid for our lives, emotions take hold of our thoughts and actions, and we find it difficult to make rational judgments. Fear activates an older, more primitive part of the brain than that which formulates and sustains the abstract values and principles of open society.

The open society is thus always at risk from the threat posed by our response to fear. A generation that has inherited an open society from its parents will not understand what is required to maintain it until it has been tested and learns to keep fear from corrupting reason. Jihadi terrorism is only the latest example. The fear of nuclear war tested the last generation, and the fear of communism and fascism tested my generation.

Hold on a minute. Antismoking terrorists also use “macabre videos” to “magnify the fear of death”, leading “otherwise sensible people to abandon their reason”, and become terrified of tobacco smoke. And they’ve been doing it for far longer than ISIS. They’ve scared the wits out of hundreds of millions of suggestible people. And their healthist familiars are now busy doing the same with sugar and salt and soda.

ISIS didn’t “discover” the achilles heel of western societies: all they had to do was watch and copy the methods of Tobacco Control and their associated Healthist zealots.

Wouldn’t it be a good idea to first suppress the state-sponsored terrorists in our midst, before moving on to their diligent pupils in ISIS?

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16 Responses to Manipulation, Lies, and Terrorism

  1. Smoking Lamp says:

    Frank, This is an important post. Not only are the smoking bans based on lies and manipulation, but the evidence is plain to see if you seek it out. Clearly the political decision to fabricate the rationale for smoking bans prevailed. And, clearly those championing the prohibition of smoking recognize the strength of fear in manipulating the public. This post should be widely shared to help counter the outright lies of the anti tobacco cult.

  2. Harleyrider1978 says:

    I always said they have invented every form of health terrorism you can think of. The cholesterol myth. The saturated fats myth. The RF transmission myth. Pharma invented everything to pump up its bottom line. Smoking is just another one of their scare tactics. Frank I’d suggest we look deep into all the health scares.

  3. waltc says:

    On topic: Jacob Sullum in “For Your Own Good,” deconstructs the EPA’s 3000 in much the same way, as did a contemporary Congessional Research Service Report, both of which were ignored, as were the findings of Judge Osteen

    Off topic:
    to jariel

    Re HUD ban. Read my comment at 10: 30 pm (or so) on yesterday’s thread. You may find it useful. And on that, here’s a direct link to what I was talking about– the already existing comments. Check the hand-written attachments from The Aggrieved.
    http://www.regulations.gov/#!searchResults;rpp=25;po=0;s=FR-5597-P-02;fp=true

  4. Lepercolonist says:

    Only 6 estimated deaths of non-smokers out of 5,863 total deaths. How about 0 deaths for an estimate ?
    Not much of a statistical difference. Very good article, Frank.

  5. Clicky says:

  6. harleyrider1978 says:

    Tobacco Control Scotland has admitted it has no record of any deaths or demonstrable harm caused to anyone from second hand smoke as the UK Govt pushes forward the idea of third hand smoke, aka Invisible Smoke, without any evidence at all.

    Bill Gibson, The International Coalition Against Prohibition (TICAP) chairman, was interested to know how many actual deaths and respiratory illnesses were recorded in Scotland from passive smoking, given the reported guesstimate 13,000 figure which is repeated parrot fashion year after year.

    He put in an FOI request and found that there wasn’t one death or respiratory illnesses attributed to SHS or tobacco. Perhaps I should repeat that. Not one death has been recorded in Scotland as definitely related to tobacco smoking or passive smoking.

    If we did the same the world over we would get the same answer.

    Remember this story from last year:

    B.S. Study: 600,000 People Die Worldwide From Secondhand Smoke Every Year

    grendelreportdotposterousdotcom/bs-study-600000-people-die-worldwide-from-sec

    US Bureau of Labor Statistics Shows Zero Deaths From 2nd Hand Smoke
    Where are the deaths?
    If people who work in bars die from secondhand smoke, why does the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the last 4 years show ZERO DEATHS from exposure to harmful substances or environments?

    statsDOTblsDOTgov/iif/oshwc/cfoi/cftb0259DOTpdf This data is for 2011. (pg38 of 53).
    Notice that 31 people died while working in a “drinking place”(which my bar is classified as). 27 deaths were by violent injuries by persons or animals(?). 2 died by fires or explosions. I don’t know where the other 2 deaths are listed however, there are 0 deaths from exposure to harmful substances or environments.

    So where are these deaths from SHS?

    Notice 2010 under this below. In 2010, there were 28 total deaths, 25 from violence and 0 from exposure to harmful substances or environments.

    In 2009, 32 deaths of bar workers. 31 were violent deaths and 0 from exposure to harmful substances or environments.

    In 2008, 35 deaths of bar workers. 32 were violent deaths and 0 from exposure to harmful substances or environments.

    They aren’t crawling out and dying in the parking lots either. We would have noticed ’em.”
    Sheila Martin

    • slugbop007 says:

      So, after all this BS, what should be our strategy going into the new year? A patio ban is already in place in Montreal and the rest of Quebec. Sometimes I am the only person smoking at an outdoor café in Montreal off of St Lawrence Blvd. While I sit, drinking coffee and occasionally puffing on a Manitou organic tobacco blend, hundreds, nay, thousands of cars, trucks and buses pass by in front of me. Some of these trucks are 16 and 20 wheelers and the city buses all run on diesel fuel. Surely my wisps of cigarette smoke do not compete with that level of competition.

      • harleyrider1978 says:

        Slug basically speaking,all they are doing now is feeble last minute whatevers they can do before next years elections. By importance I mean most all the prohibitional BS is coming str8 from America and out into the rest of the world. The US is fixing to see a big swing in the political pendulum and its not in favor of the Nazis at all……….That’s why your going to see the craziest shit in the world being pulled over the next 12 months that they think they can get away with.

        Big pharmas being exposed on all fronts for their invented ailments for their crap meds.

        The last 60 years of lifestyle junk scince is being shredded everyday and soon their so called bible medical beliefs will be old news and real science will finally win back.

        The next 5 years will be the changing of the guard.

      • Joe L. says:

        While I appreciate Harley’s undying optimism, I, like Slugbop, believe we need to consider a strategy going into 2016. I do not believe a new American president will change anything. We’ve learned that smoking bans are not a political issue; Republicans and Democrats are both in bed with Big Pharma and the nanny state. I think we need to focus on gaining support from complacent smokers and non-smokers who cherish their freedom. However, the only potentially effective course of action for this I can think of is a painstaking boots-on-the-ground effort, such as passing out pamphlets and speaking face-to-face with these people, as they need to be confronted with the truth in order to have any effect. I’d love to hear other suggestions.

        • Smoking Lamp says:

          I think it is imperative to actively counter the tobacco control cult’s lie and manipulation of data. They are forcing the bans out of ideology and the bans are being accepted out of fear. The risk to others from second hand smoke is near-nil but the public has been conditioned through on-going propaganda to believe outer wise.

          Active engagement should include informing politicians, education smokers and getting rebuttals to tobacco control lies into the hands of businesses and in the press. Getting media coverage will be hard due to the de facto censorship and suppression of dissent but if we all comment a few times a day at a few media outlets that would help.

  7. harleyrider1978 says:

  8. slugbop007 says:

    Did anyone read my link to cembranoids in tobacco yet? I would like to read some comments about it.

    • Rose says:

      I did,Slugbop and left a comment, but perhaps it was a little obscure.

      Top US academics discover fresh tobacco leaves can fight cancer
      Jul 2011

      “The cembranoids are found in the waxy substance on fresh tobacco leaves and show potential for controlling metastic breast and prostate cancers. The plant produces them as a chemical defense to protect itself against insects and harmful microbial infections, El Sayed said.

      El Sayed said the idea originated after examining soft-bodied corals, which also produce cembranoids to guard themselves against predators.

      “We were collecting soft-bodied corals and found that it was using something to deter predators away, and these marine cembranoids are known for their anti-cancer activity,” he said. “So then we became interested in isolating the same compound in tobacco leaves.”
      http://www.sott.net/article/231909-Top-US-academics-discover-fresh-tobacco-leaves-can-fight-cancer

      But Wynder may have spotted the effects of tobacco cembranoids back in 1961

      Medicine: Doctors at Work
      Friday, Apr. 21, 1961

      “Dr. Ernest L. Wynder of Manhattan’s Sloan-Kettering Institute has discovered that a nonflammable part of a waxlike chemical in tobacco smoke acts to inhibit substances that can cause cancer.”
      https://cfrankdavis.wordpress.com/2015/12/28/an-xmas-assortment/#comment-124238

  9. slugbop007 says:

    I mentionned this before, but it needs repeating:
    http://www.internationalpolicydigest.org/2015/12/19/france-s-nanny-state-sparks-fresh-debates/
    Richard Riewer • 8 minutes ago
    France’s Nanny State article forgot to mention that Marisol Tourain, French Health Minister, is a mole for the pharmaceutical industry:
    https://www.google.ca/?gws_rd=

  10. harleyrider1978 says:

    Urban Birds Using Cigarette Butts to Protect Nests – YouTube

    Video for birds nesting with cig butts▶ 1:07

    Dec 6, 2012 – Uploaded by GeoBeats News
    City birds are snatching used cigarette butts to ward off parasites in their nests. Scientists are learning about …

  11. Please also note, Frank: The study from where your tables came from: “Lifting the smokescreen” was financed by Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline:

    https://www.180grader.dk/Politik/Betalte_medicinal-giganter_for_at_f_rygeforbud_i_Europa-gammel

    http://dengulenegl.dk/blog/?p=558

    Google can translate …

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