More Proof Anti-tobacco Lies - Here's one from the past , suitable for enhancing perspective, in these prohibitionist times.
Dateline 1998. British smokers were protesting increasing cigarette taxes and smoking restrictions.
Clive Bates, Director of Action on Smoking and Health, called the smokers "a tobacco industry front group," and said the smokers' concerns were "scaremongering.
" After all, Mr. Bates explained, "No one is seriously talking about a complete ban on smoking in pubs and restaurants ... separate smoking and non-smoking areas should be set up in pubs and restaurants. We reckon that would have strong support from both smokers and non-smokers."