Beware the next ban......Clearing the Air readers know of RWJF's activities and money to promote smoking bans....still with roughly 80% of the population being non-smokers, the general public doesn't care.
Here is why you should care, and why you should fight smoking bans, which are based on false and misleading information.
These recent Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grants are designed to take aim at alcohol:
The wording of this financial grant is strangely familar: addressing the second-hand effects of alcohol ....... (e.g., vandalism, noise, violence) ....... in surrounding neighborhoods (I could not make this one up if I tried)
And below is a RWJF grant which was provided to fund testing of an alcohol abuse drug Naltrexone ....perhaps it is a drug owned or developed by one of the Johnson & Johnson affiliated companies:
More alcohol prohibition grants here:
And as 80% of Americans sat by to let smoking bans pass unopposed......the alcohol bans have the precedent which will allow them to be passed with little opposition as well.
Manufacturer of alcohol cessation drug(s) is Merck, information found here:
Merck is a 50 /50 partner of the Johnson & Johnson Company:
How convenient then that Johnson & Johnson's, agenda driven foundation, RWJF provides the funding to "educate" lawmakers to enact policy changes regarding the sale and use of alcohol.
Updated information here.
This article uncovers a little known fact about how the U.S. government poisoned alcohol during Prohibition with deadly consequences.
Frustrated that people continued to consume so much alcohol even after it was banned, federal officials had decided to try a different kind of enforcement. They ordered the poisoning of industrial alcohols manufactured in the United States, products regularly stolen by bootleggers and resold as drinkable spirits. The idea was to scare people into giving up illicit drinking. Instead, by the time Prohibition ended in 1933, the federal poisoning program, by some estimates, had killed at least 10,000 people.