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Oct. 30th, 2003

12:40 pm - Fighting the Smoking Man

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From:mathuaerknedam
Date:October 30th, 2003 11:19 pm (UTC)
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There are many aspects to this issue that really irritate me.

One is that I can't trust either side to do good science.

Another is that my liberty and pursuit of happiness gets stolen so that I don't endanger my life.

Another that people don't distinguish between big-tobacco and the rest of the tobacco world. I agree that b-t has done horrible things, it's in their own memos. This does not reflect on snuff, cigar, or pipe tobacco manufacturers. It does not reflect on smokers. Personally, I believe the distinctions are blurred by the anti-tobacco propaganda.
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From:zarfmouse
Date:October 30th, 2003 11:25 pm (UTC)
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Last I checked, snuff, cigar, and pipe tobacco manufacturers were not part of any of the class action lawsuits in question.
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From:mathuaerknedam
Date:October 31st, 2003 12:04 am (UTC)
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No, they probably aren't. It's not that lawyers don't discriminate, it that the propaganda usually doesn't. Because the propaganda doesn't, public opinion doesn't.
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From:mathuaerknedam
Date:October 31st, 2003 12:05 am (UTC)
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I take it email replies is working again...
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