Big Brother

Wie wordt, na de roker, het volgende slachtoffer van Big Brother? Dat is de vraag die een (niet-rokende) columnist in de Washington Times zich stelt naar aanleiding van de voor hem ongeloofwaardige en onnodige rookverboden in de VS. Er zijn voldoende andere, minder ingrijpende oplossingen te bedenken dan algehele rookverboden….

Indeed, the intrusive initiatives seek to make children of adults.

What’s needed is a more substantive, age-appropriate public service campaign aimed at deterring children from smoking. Supporters of smoking bans point to medical studies that indicate that smoking increases the likelihood of getting cancer. So does poor diet or lack of exercise. So does stress. What laws will be created to counteract these risk factors? The argument that smoking bans will bring about a desired health improvement is still uncertain. To date, no study indicates that smokers considerably cease their puffing owing to such bans.

Washington Times artikel

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  • "Es ist schwieriger, eine vorgefaßte Meinung zu zertrümmern als ein Atom."
    (Het is moeilijker een vooroordeel aan flarden te schieten dan een atoom.)
    Albert Einstein

  • "Als je alles zou laten dat slecht is voor je gezondheid, dan ging je kapot"
    Anonieme arts

  • "The effects of other people smoking in my presence is so small it doesn't worry me."
    Sir Richard Doll, 2001

  • "Een leugen wordt de waarheid als hij maar vaak genoeg wordt herhaald"
    Joseph Goebbels, Minister van Propaganda, Nazi Duitsland

  • "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win."
    Mahatma Gandhi

  • "There''s no such thing as perfect air. If there was, God wouldn''t have put bristles in our noses"
    Coun. Bill Clement

  • "Better a smoking freedom than a non-smoking tyranny"
    Antonio Martino, Italiaanse Minister van Defensie

  • "If smoking cigars is not permitted in heaven, I won't go."
    Mark Twain

  • I've alllllllways said that asking smokers "do you want to quit?" and reporting the results of that question, as is, is horribly misleading. It's a TWO part question. After asking if one wants to quit it must be followed up with "Why?" Ask why and the majority of the answers will be "because I'm supposed to" (victims of guilt and propaganda), not "because I want to."
    Audrey Silk, NYCCLASH