Friday, 9 December 2011

From the mouths of New Puritans...


...sometimes fall pearls of unintended truth:

"Inhaling smoke from any products, organic or not, may it be lettuce, spinach or tobacco, is inherently dangerous for your health," says Vaughan Rees, a Harvard University researcher who studies smoking.

Let's unpick this then. Inhaling smoke - any smoke - is the problem. Yet we haven't banned open fires in pubs, we permit bonfires and we (well some folk any how) revel in joss sticks, candles and the burning of "essential oils".

The smoking ban, or should I say smoke ban, is incomplete until all sources of smoke we might inhale are eliminated. Otherwise it's simply a wholly unjustified attack on a pleasure the New Puritans disapprove of.


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