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Campaign targeting smoking ban

April 22, 2014

CHESTER — Opponents of a proposed smoking ban for Hancock County are waging a public information campaign they hope will influence the county health board’s final decision....

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Apr-24-14 5:26 AM

ForAllOurHealth, your "overwhelming evidence" isn't as impressive as you make it out to be. The strongest case Antismokers have is for a connection between concentrated lifelong exposures to secondary smoke and lung cancer. According to the EPA Report figures, based largely on exposures during the smoky 1940s through 1980s, it takes, on average, 40,000 worker-years of daily exposure to produce a single case of lung cancer. And even the evidence that THAT "large" of an effect is far from overwhelming: they had to reduce the scientific standard from 95% to 90% in order to make the claim.

Michael J. McFadden Author of "Dissecting Antismokers' Brains"

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Apr-22-14 8:42 PM

There is overwhelming scientific evidence that secondhand tobacco smoke causes lung cancer, heart disease and lung and bronchial infections.U.S. DHHS, The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke: A Report of the Surgeon General, Atlanta, GA: HHS, CDC and Prevention, Coordinating Center for Health Promotion, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, 2006, ***********

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Apr-22-14 11:23 AM

Springfield Missouri Business Journal: Smoking Ban Taking a Toll

our months into Springfield's city wide smoking ban, some businesses are seeing a decline in revenue.

The owner of one Springfield bar, Tailgaters Pub and Eatery on South Scenic Avenue, says they have been losing $1,000 a week since the ban went into effect and had no choice but to close the first weekend of October.

Other pubs and restaurants are seeing a revenue decline as well.

The numbers range from 25% to a 45% drop in the amount of money they're bringing in now compared to before the ban.

Owners say it's difficult to manage cash flow and employment levels.

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Apr-22-14 11:22 AM

This pretty well destroys the Myth of second hand smoke:


Lungs from pack-a-day smokers safe for transplant, study finds.

By JoNel Aleccia, Staff Writer, NBC News.

Using lung transplants from heavy smokers may sound like a cruel joke, but a new study finds that organs taken from people who puffed a pack a day for more than 20 years are likely safe.

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Apr-22-14 11:20 AM

US Bureau of Labor Statistics Shows Zero Deaths From 2nd Hand Smoke Where are the deaths? If people who work in bars die from secondhand smoke, why does the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the last 4 years show ZERO DEATHS from exposure to harmful substances or environments? ******* This data is for 2011. (pg38 of 53). Notice that 31 people died while working in a "drinking place"(which my bar is classified as). 27 deaths were by violent injuries by persons or animals(?). 2 died by fires or explosions. I don't know where the other 2 deaths are listed however, there are 0 deaths from exposure to harmful substances or environments. So where are these deaths from SHS? Notice 2010 under this below. In 2010, there were 28 total deaths, 25 from violence and 0 from exposure to harmful substances or environments. ******* 0250.pdf (pg 18).

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