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Passive smoking’s truth remains in the grave

Dear Editor:

One of the least known facts in the war against passive smoking is a seven-nation, 12 medical center study of passive smoking in Europe in 1998, done by the World Health Origination (WHO). Its findings were in direct dispute with the WHO’s public war on smoking and passive smoke, so it was never released to the public.

To my knowledge, only two major newspapers ever covered the WHO cover-up. The study looked at non-smokers who lived with, worked with and grew up with smokers. The conclusions were there were no statistical evidence the passive smoking causes lung cancer, and a possible protective effect in some cases were observed.

This disregarded study flies in the face of the current global deaths study promoted by the WHO. If the WHO has known for more than a decade that the reported harms of passive smoking might not be real, why have they continued to promote them? It asks the important question, is the WHO interested in truth or political empowerment?

Those who have used junk science in the past to further the anti-smoking agenda will no doubt use these numbers, but the inconvenient truth is political correctness and the real world have nothing to do with each other. The recent midterm elections pointed out that political correctness and many of the politicians who enforce it have been kicked to the curb by the American voters.

The WHO has no credibility to make pronouncements on information it knows is false, and should be treated accordingly. They should be ignored and the cover-up explained.

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Dave Pickrell

Smokers Fighting Discrimination Inc.

Katy, Texas