|The Property Rights Newsletter|
June 4, 2010 - Issue #571
“There are lies, damned lies and statistics.”
- Mark Twain
| They have created a fear that is based on nothing. They don’t base it on any solid scientific evidence. World-renowned pulmonologist, president of the prestigious Research Institute Necker for the last decade, Professor Philippe Even, now retired, tells us that he’s convinced of the absence of harm from passive smoking. A shocking interview. Why not speak up earlier? As a civil servant, dean of the largest medical faculty in France, I was held to confidentiality. If I had deviated from official positions, I would have had to pay the consequences. Today, I am a free man. They don’t base it on any solid scientific evidence. Take the case of cardiovascular diseases: the four main causes are obesity, high cholesterol, hypertension and diabetes. To determine whether passive smoking is an aggravating factor, there should be a study on people who have none of these four symptoms. But this was never done.|
UK: The Battle Against Big Government: Join The Debate. Join The Free Society and other groups for a series of cutting edge debates. June 3, 10, 15, 24, 29.
USA - DC: June 17. CEI is thrilled to announce that Alex Kozinski, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, will be our keynote speaker at this years's Annual Dinner!
USA - NJ: June 21. The Metropolitan Society BBQ, with cigars.
USA - NY: June 18. Come and get lit with Uptown Cigar Company and Marvin Samel from Drew Estate.
USA - SC: June 8. South Carolina State Elections Information.
Check: Smoker Friendly Calendars in your area.
faces smoking ban fine.