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    Hate mail etc.

    NOT PEER REVIEWED Please can I make a few points in response.

    First, in the UK at least, the individual commenters and blog writers who criticise the anti tobacco movement do not, in general, receive money or favours from, or have any connection with the Tobacco Industry. FOREST does receive money from the tobacco industry and doesn't hide the fact. The anti tobacco movement receives money and favours (sponsored...

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    Re: Hate mail, tobacco control and social change

    NOT PEER REVIEWED Perhaps inflaming social confrontation has become so common that people no longer care what they say to each other any longer. Many feel it is all temporary posturing in order to stake out a claim in the impersonal electronic landscape. It is a reflection of unbridled identity rather than thought. In the electronic communications environment, opinionated commentators have started to believe they are...

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    Sheer hypocrisy


    Tobacco control has instigated a level of prejudice against an identifiable group of people that if we were a minority or gay would be quite rightly simply unacceptable. We have to put up with outrageous language too and have a database where we keep the best examples.

    "Smoke in your own home. Get cancer. Die. Just keep it away from me, that's all I ask.

    "..let's have free l...

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