Goodness me! Must be in the stars? There is a concerted moving against "Public Health" by important people. These have been precipitated by the attacks on vaping that health nincompoops have put forward. However, as I bang on over and over again, the "Public Health" rot STARTED with the attitude towards smokers. And some of those public health people have turned against the very system THEY set up. Do they not see the mote in their own eyes? I WISH!
Carl Phillips - Anti smoking and harm reduction
Dear Public Health: the public despises you, so you are probably doing it wrong
Clive Bates - Anti smoking and introduced the smoking bans
Memo to public health grandees: vaping, vapers and you
These people, and others, all blogging against "Public health" are the very people that set the scene in the past for the persecution of smokers. And are still active.
Quote from an excellent piece by Rolygate "PH (Public Health) is never, in any circumstances, about making people happy or allowing them to live their lives according to personal choice. It is about conforming to a modern form of ruleset whose nearest relative is that of a religion."
Public Health - A Good Idea Gone Horribly Wrong
And Lorien's post Dear FPH - Just a quick word about John Ashton.
Quote - "In the course of trying to get the voice of the vaper heard and considered by those in public health, tobacco control, the media and those in politics, I (and many others) have been subjected to many accusations and insults. We have been shut out and discounted for many reasons. We have observed and listened to many experts in the field of Public Health talk in the media about things that we know not to be true and yet we have not be able to redress the balance with what we see as the truth and what the data refutes."
The first two bloggers are anti smoking and always have been. They have been hoist by their own petard and it serves them right.They are supposedly vaper's friends, but not friends to smokers.
The second two bloggers are vapers who know all about the savagery of a place in society as marginised smokers.
In the UK - in fact all over the world, the case for vaping is being waged by standing on the heads of smokers.
I am a great admirer of Henry David Thoreau. He said in Civil Disobedience - "If I have unjustly wrested a plank from a drowning man, I must restore it to him though I drown myself." and "There will never be a really free and enlightened State until the State comes to recognize the individual as a higher and independent power, from which all its own power and authority are derived, and treats him accordingly"
I believe we cannot get justice for vapers until smokers are treated with respect. We can only change vaper-hate by releasing society from their shriveled smoker-hate existence. Now is the time for all anti smoking activists to set themselves free from the dogma and creed they have placed in "Public Health". May enlightenment come upon you. Awaken! May the smoking bans be reviewed with moral honesty. The deceit you offered is now being used against vapers. It is YOUR faults! The REAL PROBLEM for everyone is the attitude to SMOKING.
PS - There IS good news for smokers - Islamic State lifts smoking ban in Kirkuk