The Latest Deception to Steal Your Money
What began in 1971 as a minor inconvenience to air
traveling smokers has turned more recently into one of the wildest public
health feeding frenzies for lawmakers and attorneys everywhere and an erosion
of liberty for all Americans.
In 1971, United Airlines introduced
seperate sections for smokers and nonsmokers on their airplanes followed by the
first federal restriction on smoking in public places in 1973 when the Civil
Aeronautics Board required all airlines to create nonsmoking sections. Fifteen
years later, in 1988, Congress banned smoking on domestic flights of less than
Today, not only is smoking banned on all domestic and
international flights, smoking is also banned inside most airports and many
localities have passed smoking bans in most public places, including many bars
Arizona became the first state to pass a comprehensive law restricting smoking
in public places, followed by Minnesota in 1975 which passes the first
comprehensive clean indoor act in the nation, which restricts smoking in most
buildings open to the public.
In 1998 California enacted a complete
smoking ban that included an initially controversial ban of smoking in bars.
Subsequently, other states such as New York have implemented bans of their own.
As of April 2012, only 10 states have not enacted any general statewide
ban on smoking in any non-government-owned spaces: Alabama, Alaska, Kentucky,
Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, West Virginia, and
Wyoming. Instead, laws in most of these states require proprietors of certain
places to designate smoking and non-smoking areas and post warning signage.
There are now 34 states with some form of smoking ban on the books.
2003 New York City amended its antismoking law to include all restaurants and
bars, including those in private clubs, making it one of the toughest in the
Not satisfied with strict indoor smoking bans, experiments with
outdoor bans, especially in public or government-owned spaces, have begun. The
state of California, known to be a leader in anti-smoking policy, has enacted
certain outdoor smoking bans.
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The Federal government extended it's reach in the fray,
supported by trial lawyers, with their eyes on huge repositories of money to
extend the reach of government and fund their big government programs. It has
now become politically correct to discriminate
against smokers socially with isolation and ridiculing behavior, and
economically with higher taxes and other costs.
The result has been
that smokers have systematically been stripped of their civil rights, denied
their employment rights, and reduced to second class citizens as smoking in
public has been made illegal in most states.
Smoking Aloud will
attempt to clear the smoke from the controversial public health issues while
probing the various claims made by the Socialist led anti-smoking movement. We
will also consider the longer-term consequences of the ensuing legislative and
litigative activity as well as develop the thesis that ...
ongoing anti-smoking campaign is not about public health, drug abuse, or teen
smoking. What it is all about is money, control, and jurisdiction.
Deep Throat advised Bob
Woodward that the key to understanding the Watergate mystery was the money.
Likewise, if you "Follow the money" trail of the tobacco issue, it is
clear there are influential people getting rich in the anti-smoking
The current public health propaganda campaign being waged
against the tobacco industry and smokers amounts to extortion by the U.S.
government at both the federal and state levels,
lawyers, insurance companies, and many others
in the health related professions. They are simply coercing
your money from you through the spreading of fear and
in many cases outright lies in exchange for higher taxes, huge legal fees,
higher insurance premiums, and higher medical fees. Not-for-profit public
health organizations have their hands out as well, seeing an almost endless
supply of money to fund their research grants.
Make no mistake about it
-- MONEY is the foundational issue. Take money out of the
equation and these fascist liberals will tuck their tails and abandon your
The rise of the anti-smoking sentiment in America
coincides with society's shift from accepting personal responsibility to
attaching blame for just about everything on someone or something else other
than where the true blame resides. Along with abandoning personal
responsibility, "enlightened" Americans have renounced reason and truth and
have handed over the control of their lives to a power hungry conglomerate of
politicians, lawyers, judges, and quasi health professionals.
modern, nationwide tobacco ban was imposed by the Nazi Party in every German
university, post office, military hospital and Nazi Party office, under the
auspices of Dr Karl Astel's Institute for Tobacco Hazards Research, created in
1941 under direct orders from Adolf Hitler himself. [Robert N Proctor] Major anti-tobacco campaigns were widely
broadcasted by the Nazis until the demise of the regime in 1945.
Nazi government enacted numerous legal sanctions limiting tobacco use. Tobacco
was banned in theatres and cinemas, and on buses and in many public buildings
including the nation's first (modern) university tobacco ban, in post offices,
military hospitals, and all Nazi party offices.
Savoring the idea of more expansive government reach
into private lives, lawmakers have gladly provided the structure whereby
government becomes the savior and caretaker of the people. Using the
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as its public health propaganda arm, the
federal government has used sham research to empower
state and local authorities to restrict smoking in public places, including
offices, restaurants and commercial airliners.
Along with increased
government control of private lives comes the connected bloated budgets and
rising taxes to pay for it all.
Authoritarian and totalitarian regimes - be they fascist
or communist in nature - have always sought to destroy
the traditional family unit by severing the bonds between parents and their
children, thereby increasing the power of the government.
Adolph Hitler understood that if he were to control the German
people, he had to first control the children. He started by first taking charge
of the children and educating them to follow his racist view and teaching them
that it was ok to kill and torture Jews, and anyone that shared different
ideals. Before it was over, Hitler's youth were even turning in their parents
if they disagreed with the government's distorted values.
target of the American Nazi social engineers agenda is still children and the
intact family is still their greatest enemy. Our kids minds are being filled
with every imaginable distortion of reality by the media, the NEA led public
school system and it's not too far off before "child welfare" officials will
find the legal precedent to remove children from their homes if their parents
Cigarette smoking is a form of child abuse, says James
Garbarino, one of the nation's leading child abuse experts. When it comes to
parental smoking, the time and place are here and now, Garbarino said. It's
time to use the anti-smoking consensus to move on behalf of the next generation
and ban smoking in the presence of children as part of society's efforts to
protect children, he said. After all, in Hillary Clinton's words, "It takes
more than a family to raise children."
Action on Smoking and Health
(ASH) Executive Director John Banzhaf recently suggested in a major medical
address that physicians are legally as well as morally justified in filing
complaints of "child abuse" or "child neglect" in situations where parents
Smoking is becoming an effective means for a nonsmoking parent
to gain leverage in a divorce struggle. Courts have now recognized that
parental smoking may be a deciding factor in custody disputes, and have issued
orders prohibiting parental smoking in the presence of children. An upstate New
York judge recently ordered Johnita DeMatteo to stop smoking in her home and in
her car if she wanted to maintain her visitation rights with her thirteen
year-old son, who lives with his father.