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Voters Reject Prop 29 for Good Reason

Voters Reject Prop 29 for Good Reason

50.8% of California voters have decided against Prop 29, which would have raised the tax on a pack of cigarettes in the state by a $1. The vote was close, but in anti-smoker California this signifies a sea change in public opinion: People are beginning to realize that regressive taxation against a minority is wrong.(…)

Tobacco Control Scotland Admits There Are No Real Deaths From Tobacco

Tobacco Control Scotland Admits There Are No Real Deaths From Tobacco

The chairman of The International Coalition Against Prohibition (TICAP), Bill Gibson, filed a request under the Freedom of Information Act regarding deaths from smoking and second-hand smoke (SHS) exposure.The requested information was: a)      All information on the actual number of adult smokers in Scotland for the years 2005 -2009 and the      source of the information,(…)

“The Scientific Scandal of Antismoking”

“The Scientific Scandal of Antismoking”

An interesting article appeared on my Facebook feed yesterday, courtesy of Dave Atherton. The original was composed by two professors and makes for interesting reading. It was written at Sign of the Times and can be found here, but it is also reproduced in full below. Science is not always a neutral, disinterested search for(…)