Thursday, 29 July 2010

More Tobacco Control blogging

It's not only Sheila Duffy of ASH Scotland* who's taken to the blogosphere this summer. So has 'your favourite BMJ journal' Tobacco Control.

Their opening post describes ways the wily tobacco giants have to 'invent ways to recruit addicts'. That's you and me.

Tobacco Control (the journal contents page) is worth a glance at occasionally: even if you don't have permission to access the papers you can still see the contents. Their August edition is just out. The theme of the month seems to be smoking in China.

5 comments:

John Watson said...

Tobacco control? A more apt name could not have been invented! It is control they want, control over what you eat, drink, your freedom to choose to smoke or not, they will not stop until every aspect of how you, a private individual is controlled by them.

Well tobacco control I an individual, it is my life, I will live it my way! I reserve the right to make my own choices within common law, the only law that matters, so go ahead make your policies, spew out your junk science, no man alive has the authority to tell me how to live my life without my consent, that consent is denied.

They can throw me in prison if they wish it is not a punishment but a holiday paid for by the state, I will be the same man when come out so what will they have achieved? Nothing they'd have wasted a lot of money, your money, for no good cause but then tobacco control is doing that anyway!

Freedom is an ideal, one which those who seek control always forget, until those who cherish it stand against them, From the Persian Empire to the Third Reich, those who believe in freedom have beaten them all, you will be no different.

Belinda said...

I thought I would try commenting. Comments are moderated :)

TheBigYin said...

It makes me seeth with anger everytime I see those two words Tobacco Control! Is there any other business that has such scrutiny and attempts to shut them down?

Belinda said...

don't know John ...

My comment was accepted, and it will be interesting to see if I get a reply from anyone on the BMJ or their pals ... http://blogs.bmj.com/tc/2010/07/08/your-favourite-bmj-journal-joins-the-blogosphere/#comments

TheBigYin said...

I saw that you had posted there, good on ya.