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on matters where freedom of choice is under threat....
"When health is equated with freedom, liberty as a political concept vanishes." (Dr. Thomas Szasz, The Therapeutic State)....
INTOLERANCE IS THE MOST PREVENTABLE CAUSE OF INEQUALITIES!
Wednesday, 20 June 2012
Club Institute Union supports call for smoking rooms
The most enduring paragraph is the one that Freedom2Choose itself highlights. CIU Vice President John Tobin's address on the issue is reported:
So-called independent reports had been submitted to the Government to the effect that there was no evidence of overall financial damage being done to industry as a result of the smoking ban. “What a load of rubbish,” he exclaimed. Less than two years into the ban, local authorities had been instructed to consider claims for reductions in business rates directly attributable to the ban. Bissett Kenning & Newiss represented about 700 clubs making a claim. Ninety-five per cent were successful and the average rebate was 10 per cent of rates to continue on a year-by-year basis. There is your firm evidence of real and substantial damage caused by the smoking ban.
Even the authorities have acknowledged links between poor performance and the smoking ban.