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Yeah, Right December 10, 2010

Posted by gregquill in Uncategorized.
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Many of us grew up in families where Mom and Dad smoked cigarettes. Where every aunt, uncle, grandmother and grandfather smoked. We were constantly among smokers, we lived on second hand smoke, and many of us and our friends became smokers ourselves.

I smoked for half of my life, and I have been smoke free ever since.

So now we have a Surgeon General with a death wish. Regina Benjamin wants to kill off any credibility she and her office has. Credibilicide. Flying in the face of reason, and our own huge collective experience, she issued a report on smoking. “WASHINGTON – For the first time, there is evidence of immediate and direct harm done by smoking even one cigarette, according to the 30th annual United States Surgeon General’s Office report on smoking, issued Dec. 9.”

Hyperbole – exaggeration to stress a point? Of course. Tolerable? Not from the Surgeon General.

OK, we have to start enforcing the old rule. Until Regina Benjamin returns to earth, her pronouncements must fit within that little box on the side of cigarette packages. No more half-baked reports.

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