Tuesday 29 September 2009

Banning flavoured cigarettes

If you are looking for a brief explanation of why banning flavoured cigarettes is a pointless exercise, Steve Chapman's article at Reason is highly recommend.

At least since 1994, when seven tobacco executives testified before Congress that they didn't think cigarettes were addictive, the public has not put great trust in those who sell carcinogens for a living. What Americans may not realize is that they also shouldn't believe the people who are supposed to protect us from tobacco.

Chapman also explains why the claim that 3,600 American children start smoking every day is disingenuous and misleading. Do go read it all...

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