Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) is probably one of the boldest liars in the tobacco control movementOn their webpage they claim:
Drifting tobacco smoke already kills more people than motor vehicle accidents, all crimes, AIDS, illegal drugs, etc. In other words, people are statistically more likely to die as a result of drifting tobacco smoke than by a car, gun, or the AIDS virus.
A bold faced lie if ever there was one. Because we know from the American Cancer Society air quality testing that secondhand smoke concentrations are up to 25,000 times SAFER than OSHA regulations for secondhand smoke. So we know as a fact that more people are killed by motor vehicle accidents, all crimes, AIDS, illegal drugs, etc. than from secondhand smoke......ASH is telling a whopper of a lie and hoping that the public and lawmakers are too stupid to think for themselves.
ASH is a member organization of the Center for Tobacco-Free Kids which was funded by Nicoderm interests at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, $70,000,000.00 worth of funding to be exact.
"....gee why would an alternative nicotine product manufacturer -J & J/RWJF want its competitor -the tobacco companies' products to be banned?...." Perhaps to continue selling $500,000,000.00 worth of smoking cessation products annually.
They (RWJF/Johnson & Johnson Company) will fund any organization to spread lies to insure that the alternative nicotine product revenue stream continues.
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