Leading cancer, asthma and heart health experts accused the Dutch government on Friday of "all but closing down" its tobacco controls and said such lax policies could lead to 145,000 preventable deaths by 2040.Now with my calculations on the back of a beer bottle label, that means in the intervening 29 years 5 people will die from smoking each year (that's if they can find a death certificate that states they died of smoking tobacco) from a population of 16,645,313 as of 2008.
Also note the date of 2040 and you can plainly see that these Mystic Meg's of this millennium are wannabe Nostradamus's from over 400 years ago but the only difference is these latter day saints are taken seriously, so seriously that they need to band together to browbeat a liberalising government and it's people (Oxymoronic or what?).
In a letter to The LancetIs this what they call the Global Village? Is this part of the big society? A society in the global village where big villages send out their warriors to cull dissent from their perceived weaker global village's and their elected representatives?
medicaljournal, specialists from Europe, the United States and Canada said new Dutch policy moves -- including weakening smoking bans in bars and ending the reimbursement of quit-smoking aids -- would inevitably cost lives.
You see, anyone or any nation that pisses against the wind of tobacco control will feel the steely hand of their fawning political elites who have set themselves up as your supperiors and you must bend to their meally mouthed words, whether their is truth in them or not, that is not for you to question.
The fact that this letter was sent to the Lancet makes me puke as it seems that this British journal is held in high esteem by other countries in the world of tobacco control without contridiction from anywhere. Staggering.
Do not faulter you Dutch.
One of the freedom from tobacco control fighters in Holland is Wiel Massen and it was he, and his associations that have changed the governments mind on smoking bans. Wiel is a true freedom fighter.