Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe



User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
GUEST,Barrie Roberts BS: Smoking in public to be banned (UK) (137* d) RE: BS: Smoking in public to be banned (UK) 17 Nov 04


Amidst all the smoke and confusion, may a mere smoker cite a few facts?

When I buy my rolling tobacco in the UK, the pouch carries warnings in bold black letters on white labels. One warns that tobacco contains benzine. Nasty stuff benzine. The Auschwitz doctors used to kill off their experimental victims with a needle of benzine. Unfortunately, it can be found in petrol and diesel fumes.

The UK National Radiological Ptotection Board ( a government body) has recently issued figures showing that, of every 1,000 cases of lung cancer in the UK, 30 are caused by smoking, 3 by natural radon emissions from the ground and .3 by 'passive smoking'. That suggests that passive smoking is not the dread danger it was thought to be.

Where do the other 900-odd cases come from? Could it be motor vehicle fumes? Are cars going to be banned in the interests of public health? Are those who object to cigarette smoke going to stop driving cars so that we don't have to breathe their deadly benzine?


Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.
   * Click on the linked number with * to view the thread split into pages (click "d" for chronologically descending).

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.