The latest anti-smoking campaign
not about health, drugs, or children ...
It is about
JURISDICTION... They want it!
Deception #3: TEEN SMOKING.
To win your hearts and minds, anti-smokers have launched massive deceptive
public relations campaigns much like the "Reefer Madness" campaign and are
manipulating public policy in the interest of big government. Several years ago
they discovered through focus group studies that people react positively to
their message if the emphasis is more on children - hence the "It's for the
Anti-smokers have long tried to restrict
smoking on the grounds that it was bad for smokers' health. Nazi Germany was
governed by a health-conscious political elite bent on European conquest and
genocidal extermination, and tobacco at this time was viewed as one among many
threats to the health of the chosen Volk. While this approach has
many adherents, this sort of paternalism is not very effective when it comes to
getting laws passed. As a result their efforts to convince adults that smoking
is dangerous have largely failed ... Sooo, they have changed their tactics.
It's not enough for these purveyors of fear to claim
that smokers are increasing their own risk of death and disease, but now they
expect us to believe that secondhand smoke and environmental smoke (or passive
smoking) is responsible for as many 40,000 deaths each year. And, who are the
victims? Children. To win your hearts and minds, they have launched massive
deceptive public relations campaigns and are attempting to manipulate public
policy in the interest of big government. Several years ago they discovered
through focus groups that people react to their message if the focus is more on
Perhaps you've seen or heard the ad's saying, "It helps you
relax. But it makes me nervous. Because I'm scared it could make us both sick.
I want to sit with you and talk and share secrets. But I can't stand to share
the room with your smoke. I don't like the way your breath smells or the way
our house smells. It hurts when my friends tell me I stink. I want you to quit.
You told me you want to quit. And you tried to quit. I know someday you will.
Until then, would you smoke outside? Please. I love you, Mom."
one which featuring a photo of a young child looking back sadly and saying,
"You tell me to always be safe. But when I'm in the car and you smoke, I don't
feel safe. I feel kind of sick. I feel like I can't breathe. Sometimes I try
holding my breath when you smoke. But I can't. So, if I asked you, would you
wait until I get out before you light a cigarette? Please."
folks absolutely love to heap guilt on smokers through the use of emotion
appealing advertising campaigns. They claim smoking by parents and others in
enclosed environments in the home or the car has been linked to an increased
incidence of asthma and acute respiratory infections in children. In other
words, YOU are the reason your child doesn't feel safe. Never mind
you're dropping your kid off at school where one of their classmates is likely
carrying a gun, where the school nurse is handing out condoms to enourage your
child to have safe sex, and the school counselor is referring your child to the
local abortion provider to have an abortion without your knowledge.
Breaking the Bonds
Between Children and Parents
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.
Columnist Charley Reese notes,
The neo-totalitarians... follow a fixed pattern. They create a straw man,
demonize the straw man, then frame the argument as a contest between good and
the evil demon. Children v. smokers, in this case.
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 shared other