ANRF Tobacco Industry Tracking Database

By Robbster

The American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation (ANRF) houses over thirty thousand articles, news stories, and other materials regarding the tobacco industry.

They sponsor clean indoor air campaigns and other tobacco policy issues in the United States.

It’s a good resource for those who want to know more about the subject and be proactive in protecting themselves and others around them.

Learn how to take action to make a difference and take control back from those companies that would seek to take our health away for a profit.

Picture of ANRF LogoThe database is updated weekly.

 

 

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  1.  
    By dan mitchell
    June 7, 2007
     

    Forgive my temerity, but I am wondering why you folks are still in existence, given the fact that approximately 75% of people in this country do not smoke nowadays, and the majority has been able to ram a citizens’ initiative into the Florida Constitution that forbits smoking in virtually all public places — just as one example.

    It is now impossible to smoke in virtually all airports, on all airplanes, in taxicabs, on trains, buses, and all other forms of transportation; in most hotels, and in all restaurants that I have visited in the last few years. You have won. What else is there left for you to prove?

    If I were among the rabid anti-smoking element in this society, I would begin an effort to pass an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would ban the sale or consumption of tobacco products anywhere in the United States. You certainly have the votes. All you need to do is work state-by-state, or introduce a measure in Congress to commence the amendment process and thereafter take it to the state legislatures.

    Go read the Constitution, which will suggest the action plan to you. Your success is assured. Then, you can move on to other types of unhealthy activity, such as eating meat and trans-fats, which is just as sure to eventually kill you as smoking, ban alcohol, make exercise mandatory, and then move on to bigger and better things such as prohibiting dangerous behavior like excessive t.v. watching, riding motorcycles, driving without seatbelts, talking on cell phones while driving, skydiving, etc., etc., etc.

    Finally, you can get rid of undesirable elements in our society, e.g., jews, blacks, rednecks, muslims, homosexuals, ugly people, Catholics, and gypsies. And radical ideas, such as libertarianism, communism, and existentialism. And hey, don’t forget about guns, for crying out loud! Columbine, Virginia Tech, and so forth.

    This country would be a much better place if we had no guns — or for that matter, sharp objects. Eventually, you will get us to the point where we are all perfectly healthy, perfectly regimented, right-thinking, and properly behaving citizens of a politically correct society.

    But you ought not continue to waste your time on smoking, which is passe. Get creative! I have a suggestion: you might adopt a new logo, such as a swatstika or brown shirts. And don’t forget — minorities are losers. You outnumber them. You can vote them down. Use democracy to further your own ends until you don’t need it any more, then chuck it. I would welcome your feedback on these thoughts and suggestions. Please feel free (Awk! I hesitate to use the word on your website) to e-mail me. Thank you.

  2.  
    June 7, 2007
     

    LOL, we are not quite as radical as what you have portrayed in your post! It is simple really. Big tobacco lied for decades.

    Generations of addicts were born. DNA was skewed. Brains have been rewired. This site is here because knowledge and education empowers one to make wise life choices.
    http://www.dcp2.org/pubs/DCP/46/Section/6704

    Cheers,
    ~robbster

  3.  
    June 8, 2007
     

    Dan – here is your blackberry comment to our site – because I believe in freedom of expression, I will allow your viewpoint to be posted here.
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    Amusing. Let me make sure I understand what you’re saying, Robbster. The tobacco industry was behind some type of selective breeding experiment that involved the creation of an entire generation of tobaccoholics that would be unable to resist falling prey to their vile product, so that they could line their pockets with ill-gotten gains. Hmmm . . .

    Let me ask you a question. Do you also believe that the U.S. government was behind 9/11, and that Lyndon Johnson, Castro, and the Mob conspired to assasinate JFK? There was another shooter up on the grassy knoll, right? Have you ever lost a track of a day or two of your life after seeing a bright light in the night sky? And of course the CIA and the military don’t want you to know what really went on at Roswell, N.M.

    None of us has free will and we are not responsible for our own choices. We do not have the right to decide how best to live our lives. Other, more enlightened individuals, or groups of individuals, are more qualified to make our decisions for us, so as to save us from our ignorance and frailty.

    Well, Robbster, I’m happy to have you around to help save me from myself. And to save all the other poor souls that I might harm by blowing smoke at them. While you’re at it, maybe you could pick me out a few money-making stocks, given the brutality of the market these last few days, or tell me which prescription medications might be potentially hazardous to me in the long term.

    By the way, I’ll tell you what just aggravates the heck out of me: it’s people who wear loud, obnoxious smelling colognes, perfumes, and after shaves. When are you folks going to get around to regulating them? They’re just as annoying to a lot of us as smokers are to you fastidious tobacco haters. That would be a another way for you to contribute to the common good, now that you’ve practically stamped out smoking. Very best regards,

    Dan

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