BOOKS (and other
Rampant Antismoking Signifies Grave Danger by Vincent-Riccardo Di Pierri,
PhD - Presents an examination of the antismoking mentality in greater,
multidimensional context. The book's discussion covers biological (epidemiologic),
psychological, social/relational, moral, legal, and metaphysical considerations
in indicating that rampant antismoking is not coincidental but symptomatic
of dangerous, fully-fledged materialism (rule by superficiality): The unchecked
rise of antismoking, globally, is a telling, disturbing sign of the times.
Screens, by Richard White - A book which has its basis after
years of research on smoking and is the first comprehensive book on the
topic - looking at the studies, what researchers have to say, the scientists
involved in the anti-smoking movement, previous attacks on smoking, where
the anti-smoking movement came from and who is involved, and diseases said
to be caused by smoking. The author explains, "Regardless
of a person's stance on smoking - pro, anti, or neutral - it is hard to
deny that it is one of the biggest and most important topics in our society...
Smoke Screens is not a book to advocate smoking, nor does it review pro-smoking
science. Instead, it reviews the exact studies anti-smokers have
used, to see whether the hysteria is justified, as well as looking at a
number of other factors that are overlooked conventionally."
Health Risks. Environmental Hazards in Daily Life and the Science of Epidemiology,
by Geoffrey C. Kabat - "The media constantly bombard us with news of
health hazards lurking in our everyday lives. But many of these hazards
turn out to have been greatly overblown. According to author and
epidemiologist this hyping of low-level environmental hazards leads to
needless anxiety and confusion on the part of the public about which exposures
have important effects on health and which are likely to have minimal or
no effect... By means of four case studies [pollutants, electromagnetic
fields, radon, secondhand smoke], Kabat demonstrates how a powerful confluence
of interests can lead to overstating or distorting scientific evidence."
Glove Iron Fist. A history of anti-smoking, by Christopher Snowdon
- A series of short articles about scientific incompetence and intellectual
dishonesty in the anti-smoking movement. It takes three of the most outlandish
claims made by some of the movement's most influential figures in recent
years and looks at how they originated. "In each case, common sense dictated
that the claim could not possibly be true and yet all of them have been
widely circulated and have been almost universally accepted by the anti-smoking
movement. How, in an age of reason, have so many people been fooled into
disbelieving the evidence of their own eyes?"
Science and Secondhand Smoke.
The Need for a Good Puff of Skepticism, by Sidney Zion (reprinted from
The Obese and Other Victims of Denormalization, by Patrick Basham &
John Luik, Democracy Institute - "One of the more disturbing contemporary
trends in public health is the government’s attempt to socially engineer
our cultural and political environment so that the public becomes less
tolerant of obesity and those the government categorises as obese, as well
as less tolerant of gambling and of gamblers, less tolerant of smoking
and of smokers, and less tolerant of those who manufacture and drink alcohol.
Through such nanny-state paternalism, the government seeks to ensure that
people behave in ‘appropriate’ ways, as defined by itself and a coterie
health bureaucrats and academics. This study examines the government’s
increasing use of respective ‘denormalisation’ campaigns against the food,
gambling, drinks, and tobacco industries."
Epidemiologic Research: Combating Lysenko Pseudoscience, by Prof. James
Enstrom, printed in Epidemiologic Perspectives & Innovations
Nanny State, by David
Harsanyi - The subtitle pretty much tells it all: "How Food Fascists,
Teetotaling Do-Gooders, Priggish Moralists, and Other Boneheaded Bureaucrats
Are Turning America Into a Nation of Children." Described more:
"When did we lose our right to be lazy, unhealthy, and politically incorrect?
The government, under pressure from the nanny minority, is twisting the
public's arm into obedience. Playground police, food fascists, anti-porn
crusaders—whether they're legislating morality or wellbeing—nannies are
popping up all over America. In the name of health, safety, decency, and—shudder—good
intentions, these ever-vigilant politicians and social activists are dictating
what we eat, where we smoke, what we watch and read, and whom we marry."
Dissecting Antismokers' Brains,
by Michael J. McFadden - Michael McFadden's groundbreaking handbook
is a "must have" for anyone involved in or studying the smokers' rights
movement It provides insight into the forces and motivations
driving Antismokers and examines the media-intensive techniques they've
used to mold political opinion and action around this issue. The
book examines not only the internal psychologies of Antismoking Crusaders,
but the psychological tricks and techniques they've used in their campaigns
and public debates. Finally, it provides some of the clearest scientific
arguments in the literature while examining the exaggerations and realities
of exposure to secondary smoke. (Book
Reviewed in Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons Volume 14 Number
2 Summer 2009)
In Defense Of
Smokers, by Larry Colby - This book is available for download from
Burn: The Great American Anti-Smoking Scam (And Why It Will Fail), by Don
Oakley - Available at Barnes & Noble, Amazon or Junk Science
For Your Own Good - The Anti-Smoking
Crusade and the Tyranny of Public Health, by Jacob Sullum - Read an
introduction to this book: "Ten
Myths of the Anti-Smoking Movement"
Smoke: The EPA's Betrayal of Science and Policy - The authors,
Drs. Gio B. Gori and John C. Luik, assert that the EPA "was caught red-handed
in a conspiracy of public dis-information.'' Available from the Fraser
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The Cato Instituters F. A. Hayek Auditorium was the setting for a seminar,
"Cutting through the Smoke: The
Science and Politics of Tobacco," which discusses the rights of smokers.
Civil Warriors - The author spent six years following the lawyer
who made the tobacco industry pay. An article entitled "Coughing
It Up" explains, according to the author, "The litigation did
not -- and was never intended to -- shut down the tobacco companies."
When one of this lawyer's partners left the firm and took the side of the
tobacco companies, he explained, "That he didn't want the tobacco companies
to go bankrupt, because 'it kills the goose, so to speak.'"