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Dramatic anti-tobacco street performance takes place in Carlisle

The Westmorland Gazette: Dramatic anti-tobacco street performance takes place in Carlisle Dramatic anti-tobacco street performance takes place in Carlisle

AN anti-tobacco street performance took place in the centre of Carlisle yesterday.

Four performances – featuring 12 dancers and a street poet who delivered an anti-tobacco rap titled ‘Last Man Standing’ – finished with a sinister twist: half the performers ‘died’ during the piece, falling to the ground.

Each performance, was filmed, and will be promoted to young people online in Cumbria as part of a 60 second viral campaign.

Other performances took place across the North West.

Andrea Crossfield, Chief Executive of Tobacco Free Futures, the anti-tobacco social enterprise who organised the performance, said: “At Tobacco Free Futures we do everything we can to turn off this tap of new smokers in Cumbria.

“This street performance will not only be seen by people on the day, but by thousands of young people online.”

Patricia Bell, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Community Services said: “In Cumbria, we are committed to doing everything we can to educate young and old alike about the dangers of smoking.

“Smoking is extremely dangerous for your health, with tobacco smoke containing over 4,000 toxic chemicals including arsenic and polonium.

“However, often this message can get lost. That’s why it’s great to communicate this in an inventive and exciting way that will hopefully help young people understand, before they are tempted to enter into a lifetime addiction.”

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6:06pm Fri 7 Mar 14

harleyrider1777 says...

2009 Stimulus Money Used For Nanny-State Lobbying and Propaganda.

http://yidwithlid.bl
ogspot.com/2013/04/2
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There are many that just don’t get it still. The current
antismoking crusade is much like previous crusades. It is a social-engineering,

eradication crusade decided upon in the 1970s by a small, self-installed clique
operating under the auspices of the World Health Organization. This little,
unelected group decided for everyone that tobacco-use should be eradicated from
the world. Secondhand smoke “danger” is a concoction to advance the agenda. The
bulk of what comes out of the Tobacco Control Industry is lies. For those who
still think this is about pubs and just having to step outside for a cigarette,
the current phase of propaganda/denormali
zation is to introduce bans outdoors
as well. In a number of countries there are already bans on entire hospital
grounds and university campuses, on beaches, and in parks that have nothing to
do with protecting nonsmokers from SHS “danger”. Those who smoke are also being
denied employment, housing, and medical treatment
2009 Stimulus Money Used For Nanny-State Lobbying and Propaganda. http://yidwithlid.bl ogspot.com/2013/04/2 009-stimulus-money-u sed-for-nanny.html There are many that just don’t get it still. The current antismoking crusade is much like previous crusades. It is a social-engineering, eradication crusade decided upon in the 1970s by a small, self-installed clique operating under the auspices of the World Health Organization. This little, unelected group decided for everyone that tobacco-use should be eradicated from the world. Secondhand smoke “danger” is a concoction to advance the agenda. The bulk of what comes out of the Tobacco Control Industry is lies. For those who still think this is about pubs and just having to step outside for a cigarette, the current phase of propaganda/denormali zation is to introduce bans outdoors as well. In a number of countries there are already bans on entire hospital grounds and university campuses, on beaches, and in parks that have nothing to do with protecting nonsmokers from SHS “danger”. Those who smoke are also being denied employment, housing, and medical treatment harleyrider1777
  • Score: -7

6:07pm Fri 7 Mar 14

harleyrider1777 says...

Smoking is extremely dangerous for your health, with tobacco smoke containing over 4,000 toxic chemicals including arsenic and polonium.

Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence: Third Edition

nap.edu

This sorta says it all

These limits generally are based on assessments of health risk and calculations of concentrations that are associated with what the regulators believe to be negligibly small risks. The calculations are made after first identifying the total dose of a chemical that is safe (poses a negligible risk) and then determining the concentration of that chemical in the medium of concern that should not be exceeded if exposed individuals (typically those at the high end of media contact) are not to incur a dose greater than the safe one.

So OSHA standards are what is the guideline for what is acceptable ''SAFE LEVELS''

OSHA SAFE LEVELS

All this is in a small sealed room 9x20 and must occur in ONE HOUR.

For Benzopyrene, 222,000 cigarettes.

"For Acetone, 118,000 cigarettes.

"Toluene would require 50,000 packs of simultaneously smoldering cigarettes.

Acetaldehyde or Hydrazine, more than 14,000 smokers would need to light up.

"For Hydroquinone, "only" 1250 cigarettes.

For arsenic 2 million 500,000 smokers at one time.

The same number of cigarettes required for the other so called chemicals in shs/ets will have the same outcomes.

So, OSHA finally makes a statement on shs/ets :

Field studies of environmental tobacco smoke indicate that under normal conditions, the components in tobacco smoke are diluted below existing Permissible Exposure Levels (PELS.) as referenced in the Air Contaminant Standard (29 CFR 1910.1000)...It would be very rare to find a workplace with so much smoking that any individual PEL would be exceeded." -Letter From Greg Watchman, Acting Sec'y, OSHA.

Why are their any smoking bans at all they have absolutely no validity to the courts or to science!
Smoking is extremely dangerous for your health, with tobacco smoke containing over 4,000 toxic chemicals including arsenic and polonium. Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence: Third Edition nap.edu This sorta says it all These limits generally are based on assessments of health risk and calculations of concentrations that are associated with what the regulators believe to be negligibly small risks. The calculations are made after first identifying the total dose of a chemical that is safe (poses a negligible risk) and then determining the concentration of that chemical in the medium of concern that should not be exceeded if exposed individuals (typically those at the high end of media contact) are not to incur a dose greater than the safe one. So OSHA standards are what is the guideline for what is acceptable ''SAFE LEVELS'' OSHA SAFE LEVELS All this is in a small sealed room 9x20 and must occur in ONE HOUR. For Benzo[a]pyrene, 222,000 cigarettes. "For Acetone, 118,000 cigarettes. "Toluene would require 50,000 packs of simultaneously smoldering cigarettes. Acetaldehyde or Hydrazine, more than 14,000 smokers would need to light up. "For Hydroquinone, "only" 1250 cigarettes. For arsenic 2 million 500,000 smokers at one time. The same number of cigarettes required for the other so called chemicals in shs/ets will have the same outcomes. So, OSHA finally makes a statement on shs/ets : Field studies of environmental tobacco smoke indicate that under normal conditions, the components in tobacco smoke are diluted below existing Permissible Exposure Levels (PELS.) as referenced in the Air Contaminant Standard (29 CFR 1910.1000)...It would be very rare to find a workplace with so much smoking that any individual PEL would be exceeded." -Letter From Greg Watchman, Acting Sec'y, OSHA. Why are their any smoking bans at all they have absolutely no validity to the courts or to science! harleyrider1777
  • Score: -8

6:08pm Fri 7 Mar 14

harleyrider1777 says...

This pretty well destroys the Myth of second hand smoke:

http://vitals.nbcnew
s.com/_news/2013/01/
28/16741714-lungs-fr
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s-safe-for-transplan
t-study-finds?lite

Lungs from pack-a-day smokers safe for transplant, study finds.

By JoNel Aleccia, Staff Writer, NBC News.

Using lung transplants from heavy smokers may sound like a cruel joke, but a new study finds that organs taken from people who puffed a pack a day for more than 20 years are likely safe.

What’s more, the analysis of lung transplant data from the U.S. between 2005 and 2011 confirms what transplant experts say they already know: For some patients on a crowded organ waiting list, lungs from smokers are better than none.

“I think people are grateful just to have a shot at getting lungs,” said Dr. Sharven Taghavi, a cardiovascular surgical resident at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, who led the new study...............
............

Ive done the math here and this is how it works out with second ahnd smoke and people inhaling it!

The 16 cities study conducted by the U.S. DEPT OF ENERGY and later by Oakridge National laboratories discovered:

Cigarette smoke, bartenders annual exposure to smoke rises, at most, to the equivalent of 6 cigarettes/year.

146,000 CIGARETTES SMOKED IN 20 YEARS AT 1 PACK A DAY.

A bartender would have to work in second hand smoke for 2433 years to get an equivalent dose.

Then the average non-smoker in a ventilated restaurant for an hour would have to go back and forth each day for 119,000 years to get an equivalent 20 years of smoking a pack a day! Pretty well impossible ehh!
This pretty well destroys the Myth of second hand smoke: http://vitals.nbcnew s.com/_news/2013/01/ 28/16741714-lungs-fr om-pack-a-day-smoker s-safe-for-transplan t-study-finds?lite Lungs from pack-a-day smokers safe for transplant, study finds. By JoNel Aleccia, Staff Writer, NBC News. Using lung transplants from heavy smokers may sound like a cruel joke, but a new study finds that organs taken from people who puffed a pack a day for more than 20 years are likely safe. What’s more, the analysis of lung transplant data from the U.S. between 2005 and 2011 confirms what transplant experts say they already know: For some patients on a crowded organ waiting list, lungs from smokers are better than none. “I think people are grateful just to have a shot at getting lungs,” said Dr. Sharven Taghavi, a cardiovascular surgical resident at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, who led the new study............... ............ Ive done the math here and this is how it works out with second ahnd smoke and people inhaling it! The 16 cities study conducted by the U.S. DEPT OF ENERGY and later by Oakridge National laboratories discovered: Cigarette smoke, bartenders annual exposure to smoke rises, at most, to the equivalent of 6 cigarettes/year. 146,000 CIGARETTES SMOKED IN 20 YEARS AT 1 PACK A DAY. A bartender would have to work in second hand smoke for 2433 years to get an equivalent dose. Then the average non-smoker in a ventilated restaurant for an hour would have to go back and forth each day for 119,000 years to get an equivalent 20 years of smoking a pack a day! Pretty well impossible ehh! harleyrider1777
  • Score: -8

6:08pm Fri 7 Mar 14

harleyrider1777 says...

About 90% of secondary smoke is composed of water vapor and ordinary air with a minor amount of carbon dioxide. The volume of water vapor of second hand smoke becomes even larger as it quickly disperses into the air,depending upon the humidity factors within a set location indoors or outdoors. Exhaled smoke from a smoker will provide 20% more water vapor to the smoke as it exists the smokers mouth.

4 % is carbon monoxide.

6 % is those supposed 4,000 chemicals to be found in tobacco smoke. Unfortunatley for the smoke free advocates these supposed chemicals are more theorized than actually found.What is found is so small to even call them threats to humans is beyond belief.Nanograms,pic
ograms and femptograms......
(1989 Report of the Surgeon General p. 80).
About 90% of secondary smoke is composed of water vapor and ordinary air with a minor amount of carbon dioxide. The volume of water vapor of second hand smoke becomes even larger as it quickly disperses into the air,depending upon the humidity factors within a set location indoors or outdoors. Exhaled smoke from a smoker will provide 20% more water vapor to the smoke as it exists the smokers mouth. 4 % is carbon monoxide. 6 % is those supposed 4,000 chemicals to be found in tobacco smoke. Unfortunatley for the smoke free advocates these supposed chemicals are more theorized than actually found.What is found is so small to even call them threats to humans is beyond belief.Nanograms,pic ograms and femptograms...... (1989 Report of the Surgeon General p. 80). harleyrider1777
  • Score: -9

8:01pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Moonbase says...

Should have had some drag queens there, then I'm sure it would have been a proper regal performance!!
Should have had some drag queens there, then I'm sure it would have been a proper regal performance!! Moonbase
  • Score: -2

1:16pm Sun 9 Mar 14

Kendmoor says...

Ooookay, I'll bite! Social engineering... to what end?
Ooookay, I'll bite! Social engineering... to what end? Kendmoor
  • Score: 2

3:42pm Mon 10 Mar 14

jazzactivist says...

You've got a lot to say harleyrider1777. Are you perhaps trying to say with all those links that smoking is healthy, sociable and desirable? Good for the young people who staged this performance. It is only when smoking becomes completely unfashionable, and can only take place in paid-for private rooms, that it will stop. The sight of a queue of addicted people shuffling into a blacked out room to get their fix should be enough to put anyone off. Trouble is, the government makes too much tax income from it to make it illegal. I was raised by parents who smoked, but I don't smoke myself, and I'd like to see a total ban. In the meanwhile, discouraging younger generations is useful.
You've got a lot to say harleyrider1777. Are you perhaps trying to say with all those links that smoking is healthy, sociable and desirable? Good for the young people who staged this performance. It is only when smoking becomes completely unfashionable, and can only take place in paid-for private rooms, that it will stop. The sight of a queue of addicted people shuffling into a blacked out room to get their fix should be enough to put anyone off. Trouble is, the government makes too much tax income from it to make it illegal. I was raised by parents who smoked, but I don't smoke myself, and I'd like to see a total ban. In the meanwhile, discouraging younger generations is useful. jazzactivist
  • Score: 1

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