Tabaksrook? Magische wetenschap!

Tabaksrook schijnt zich aan alle natuurwetten te onttrekken. Tenminste als het aan de informatie ligt die door anti-rokenorganisaties wordt verspreid.

In een artikel in de Jefferson Review legt Michael McFadden, auteur van Dissecting Antismokers’ Brains, uit welke onzin er allemaal wordt uitgekraamd over tabaksrook.

Magical science…  this is what the Antismoking movement has led us to.  They claim that increased ventilation does not influence what is in the air.  Smoking 100 cigarettes in an airtight chamber is the same as smoking them in the middle of a hurricane. They claim that reducing harmful constituents, even by a factor of a hundred or a thousand times makes no difference in the threat that they represent.

This is not science, it’s not even science fiction… this is MAGIC According to the extremist Antismokers, tobacco smoke is a magical substance that defies all the laws of partcicle physics!  And yet these ideas are pushed by someone (Mr. Repace) who identifies himself as a “Health Physicist” and an “International Expert on Secondhand Smoke.

Cigarette smoke is somehow magical: it does not get pushed by the breeze or even by the hurricane.  It seeks out and destroys nonsmokers no matter where they hide.  Its deadliness and virulence seems to be drastically increasing over time as well:  Children have had their exposure to smoke cut down by over 70% in the last 20 years… but somehow their asthma rates have gone up by over 200% and the Antismokers blame it on tobacco smoke!

Perhaps it’s not magic though…. perhaps it’s just plain and simple craziness.  Craziness, as in neurosis, psychosis, mass hysteria on an unprecedented scale.

Jefferson Review

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