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Surgeon General's report on secondhand smoke

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Cosmo, Jun 27, 2006.

  1. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member


    Saw this tonight on NBC Nightly News. There's no longer a debate, the SG says, secondhand smoke leads to greater risks of cancer and heart disease.

    The hope was that perhaps this would lead to more smoking bans. And for those folks that say a smoking ban will kill business: bar/restaurant business in NYC is up 8 percent since the ban went into effect there.
  2. Dude

    Dude Well-Known Member

    Next thing you know, they'll be saying red meat is bad for ya! ;)
  3. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    Last time we had a smoking ban thread, Dude, a handful of posters tried to say that all studies that secondhand smoke was harmful were complete bullshit. If they still say so, I'd submit they're not willing to understand logic.
  4. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    An Inconvenient Plume

    GOP is debunking it as we speak. Saya the lord works in mysterious ways.
  5. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    The dangers of secondhand smoke and global warming are based on junk science, but intelligent design should be taught in every school.
    Am I a good conservative or what?
  6. Stupid

    Stupid Member

    How is the intake of secondhand smoke differentiated from other noxious gases such as automobile emissions? I still have yet to see that mentioned in any discussion of the dangers of secondhand smoke.
  7. This is just another plot by Karl Rove to get the non-smoking vote. Don't you know that the sugeon General is just another of Bush's paid lackeys?
  8. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    My favorite quote from All in the Family:

    Archie: This whole anti-smoking thing is a product of big business.
    Meathead: Which big business, Arch?
    Archie: The people who make the "No Smoking" signs.
  9. Bubba Fett

    Bubba Fett Active Member

    I've seen some towns where smoking is banned inside restaurants and bars, so the owners just added outdoor sections, which effectively gave them like 50 percent more room. No wonder business is up.
  10. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Are you being a smartass or just living up to your handle?
  11. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    There already seems to be ample proof of that on this board ...
  12. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    Ample proof.
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