Monday, July 18, 2011


My, my, my - just because a tobacco company exercises it's right to find out on what alleged scientific basis academics are trotting out constant propaganda on the dangers of smoking the anti-smoker industry starts to cry like a spoiled child and demands that it's planned eradication of tobacco and criminalisation of its consumers is kept hidden from public scrutiny.

Can this hateful, fraudulent cause really get any more corrupt? I really don't think so.

Thanks Phillip Morris for trying at least. One would hope that one day in the not too distant future, these lying academics and their paymasters either directly or indirectly from the Big Pharma and smokerphobia inspired industries like ASH will be held to account and arrested for hate crime.

UPDATE : According to The Tobacco Reporter the FoI watchdog has ordered Stirling Uni to hand over its research to PMI for analysis. Perhaps the naive Herald reporter who was fed the Uni's "evil tobacco" headline is feeling a bit silly now. He certainly should be.

Journalism has taken a thrashing of late with the unethical standards of the News of the World staff tainting all of the profession. It doesn't need to be brought down further by biased reporters happily feeding off self interest groups because they can't be bothered to look at both sides of the story.