We're living in a time when many believe folks who smoke cigarettes and then fall
ill somehow "deserve" what happens to them -- after all, they knew how
dangerous smoking can be, right?
That, however, misses the point, we feel; and the information that underlies
this idea may -- or may not -- be as accurate as it appears. Generally, most
of us know what our experts tell us; what we don't know is what they may
neglect to tell us.
- Bill Drake's Smoke and Illusion
site. Suppose the problem is -not- tobacco, but "cigarettes"...? Are they
one and the same? And is Nicotine the "great addicter" in cigarettes? Perhaps
- Attorney Lauren Colby has written a book for you,
In Defense of Smokers,
debunking most of the scientific studies that underlie official pronouncements
about the dangers of smoking. After reading what's at Bill Drake's site (above),
we're no longer sure Larry's got this right -- but you want to know what he's been
- The FORCES "Pro-Choice in Smoking"
site. Are the evils of smoking so great they're worth new law to control your neighbors...?
Ponder the question carefully before you decide.
- Are the anti-smoking campaigns and the federally mandated anti-smoking school
curricula a thoroughly good use of your tax dollars?
Lyndelle McCoy has some interesting thoughts on that subject.