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Richard Burley

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PostSubject: An Underwhelming Discovery   Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:11 am

Apparently the signature study that spurred legislative spasms leading to public smoking bans is bogus, to put it briefly. Shocking.

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/medical_examiner/2017/02/secondhand_smoke_isn_t_as_bad_as_we_thought.html
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MisterE
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PostSubject: Re: An Underwhelming Discovery   Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:53 am

Unfortunately, I just don't see the lifting of indoor smoking bans as the response to this. Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: An Underwhelming Discovery   Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:43 pm

Nope. Once a liberty is yielded, it is not returned.
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PostSubject: Re: An Underwhelming Discovery   Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:43 pm

Unfortunately true. There was never much principled opposition to these bans; it was mostly pragmatic whining and pitting the one group against the other, then counting heads, etc.--one of the defects of democracy. Arguments should have had a property rights and freedom of association context, to my mind. I wonder if people would get the point if smoking were made mandatory?
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PostSubject: Re: An Underwhelming Discovery   Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:08 pm

I really don't care what happens out in the world as long as my home and car are smoke friendly. Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: An Underwhelming Discovery   Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:51 pm

If smokers were even half as organized and tenacious as the NRA is with lobbying....imagine.

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PostSubject: Re: An Underwhelming Discovery   Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:58 pm

MisterE wrote:
If smokers were even half as organized and tenacious as the NRA is with lobbying....imagine.

Then we bring in the liquor industry and we're insurmountable.
Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms for the win! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: An Underwhelming Discovery   Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:20 pm

Hermit wrote:
MisterE wrote:
If smokers were even half as organized and tenacious as the NRA is with lobbying....imagine.

Then we bring in the liquor industry and we're insurmountable.  
Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms for the win!  cheers

lol! lol! lol!

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