Gene Borio is one of those fundamentalist anti smokers who you can easily imagine foaming at the mouth that someone disagrees with him. You can see from his rant at me that the last thing on his mind is empirical evidence and rational argument.
The good news in the Borio household, I assume someone somewhere might like him, it must be a bumper year for presents. After all Borio’s refund from the Charm School must be due about now.
I posted the first comment in the Kentucky Kernel a newspaper and then Borio soiled himself. Professor Chapman earlier, Gene Borio today, next Debs Arnott of ASH might pick up the keyboard, who knows.
“I am sure many of you did not believe Bill Clinton when he said he did not have “sexual relations” with Monica Lewinsky. I am also sure that many of you did not believe that George W Bush’s assertion that there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Yep the government lies to you as so it is with second hand smoke (SHS).
The basic facts are that in a smoky bar a non smoker breathes in 1/100th of that of a smoker, in an airy room, 1/1,000 and outside 1/10,000th. Active smokers who smoke up to 4-5 cigarettes a day do not run any higher risk of lung cancer and heart disease.
We have been misled on a Biblical scale.
I will leave you with the words of Dr. Jerome Arnett a Pulmonolgist (lungs).
“In addition, influential anti-tobacco activists, including prominent academics, have unethically attacked the research of eminent scientists in order to further their ideological and political agendas. The abuse of scientific integrity and the generation of faulty “scientific” outcomes (through the use of pseudoscience) have led to the deception of the American public on a grand scale and to draconian government overregulation and the squandering of public money. Millions of dollars have been spent promoting belief in SHS as a killer, and more millions of dollars have been spent by businesses in order to comply with thousands of highly restrictive bans, while personal choice and freedom have been denied to millions of smokers. Finally, and perhaps most tragically, all this has diverted resources away from discovering the true cause(s) of lung cancer in nonsmokers.”
“Go back to England, Atherton! Quit spamming US with your BS.
You pandering Brit–
Yeah, sure, UK Freshmen didn’t believe Clinton in 1998–back when they were 5(!) And they sure didn’t believe Bush on WMDs in 2003, either–when they were 10. But even we Americans _do_ know a pulmonolgist’s area of expertise is the lungs. And that you don’t capitalize “pulmonologist” to make it look like a big deal.
Quit your pandering to the people you’re trying to mislead, you smarmy campaigner.
You know nothing about the US, you know nothing about our Universities or our students, and most especially, based on your authoritarian pronunciamentoes on secondhand smoke, you certainly know nothing about science or health.
You only how to spam hogwash all over the internet. I see your slop infests boards in the UK–you’ve probably been kicked off so many boards there that now you have to spam the US. Well get out.
PS: Your link to a tobacco-funded website citing a tobacco-funded study and a tossed-out-on-its-ear decision by an ex-tobacco-lobbyist judge doesn’t help your cause. That “Pulmonologist” also misunderstands–or deliberately misrepresents–confidence intervals, statistical significance and the 1995 CRS report–which in _no way_ disputed the findings of the 1993 EPA report.
It’s all just typical tobacco-funded swill. You’re the modern version of the Flat Earth Society–if the FES had its propaganda provided by an entire industry.”