Friday, 30 July 2010

Tobacco Control Resorts to What It Accuses Big Tobacco Of

Tobacco Control recently accused the tobacco industry of resorting to new ways of creating addicts (clearly haven't read ASH's admission that tobacco smoking is habitual, not addictive), yet a quick look at TC jumping on the blogging bandwagon shows quite clearly where the public mindset is at:

Exhibit A, the blog of ASH Scotland's shamefully despicable Sheila Duffy
Quite clearly, she isn't going to win any awards soon (not favourable ones, anyway).

Exhibit B, the new Tobacco Control blog
Just a cursory glance at some of the commenters shows that it's members of their own community posting, in an attempt to drum up public favour (and who posts under 'stop smoking now' anyway?!).

Maybe the reason they were so quick to accuse the tobacco industry of such a display of foul play is to try to divert attention from their own obvious tactic?


  1. Blogrolled at, well done Rich!

  2. Looking at the two Tobacco Control enthusiast blogs it is clear that they don't want uncontrolled comments that may test their assumptions and the use of junk science.

    We who oppose them do not like hard hitting criticism either, it smarts, but we leave ourselves open to that criticism, no matter how much it hurts, and reply with our integrity intact, and we reply with the enthusiasm of the aggrieve, this is our right!

    A wrong will be righted, no matter how long it takes.

  3. Oh, forgot to say...bloody great blog Rich!