Links to Dave
Hitt's Articles and Podcast
"The Facts" is part of davehitt.com, which started life as The Hittman Chronicle. The Hittman Chronicle been retired, but is still available, including several article about SHS, including:
Name Three I
wrote to the leading anti-smoker organizations and activists with a
simple request - name three people who have died of second hand smoke.
Only one (James Repace) even tried. He sent me fraudulent information.
Conclusions You don't need to be a farmer to know if an apple
is rotten. You don't need an advanced degree in statistics to spot
fraud. You can usually do it by asking one simple question .
Understanding the Nanny mind.
How smoking bans kill business.
Cops Always Have the
A modest proposal for the tobacco companies
The Only Way to
Stop Teen Smoking
Kids smoke because it's cool. The harder you fight it the cooler
it seems to them.
But there are ways to make them toss their smokes away in disgust…
Check out The Quick
Hitts Podcast, an occasional podcast that sometimes covers smoking
issues. Episodes that deal with this issue include "Come
Conclusions," "Nicotine Nazis" and "Wooden Johnsons." In addition,
the "I've Got Your Number" episode is an audio version of the information
on the Statistics 101 and 102 pages on this site.
My most recent articles, on a variety of subjects, can be found on the Quick Hitts Blog,
Links to The Good Guys
Every week "The
Property Rights Newsletter" provides one
fresh, crisp page of links to interesting stories and web sites.
Most of them deal with the war on smokers, but they also include
information that will interest anyone concerned with the erosion
of rights. Their past
articles are a treasure trove of information. Want a simple explanation
of how antis work? You'll find it here.
No one beats Forces
for the sheer volume of information available. The site is so large
it can be difficult to find your way around it, but if it has to do
with smoking or smoker's rights, you can usually find it here. They
have an enormous amount of information on SHS
available. You'll find links to local chapters of Forces here as well.
The site features an in-your-face attitude and a biting sense of humor.
Expect your visit here to take a while.
"Dissecting Anti-Smokers Brains" examines at the motivations of the anti-smokers, but I found the most valuable part was the appendixes, which make up nearly half the book. It's chock full of information on the subject of anti-smokers, junk science, and what studies really show.
Larry Colby has published "In
Defense of Smokers" on the web. Although I disagree with some of Larry's conclusions, it's a good read that debunks
of many of the anti-smokers' oft repeated myths.
Your Own Good" by Jacob Sullum (who, by the way, is a nonsmoker) details the history of the nanny movement from the first use of tobacco
to the present day in an engaging, entertaining manner.
Overlawyered.com will make
you laugh. And make you cry. Walter Olson does a terrific job of documenting
the latest excesses of the legal profession including, of course, tobacco
And just for fun, download
the MP3 file "The Undercover Smoke Police" by The Intended.
You can find the lyrics here.
Links to Hate Groups
One of the most hateful anti-smokers group is ASH,
Action on Smoking and Health. Their primary purpose seems to be harassing
smokers for sport. Are you in the middle of a messy custody battle?
They'll be delighted to help
you make it messier. You will, of course, have to send them money.
Don't like a smoker in your apartment building? They offer information
(again, for a price) get him put on the street. Warning: these pages
are garish and butt ugly.
Dr. Stanton Glantz has a history of misrepresenting, misinterpreting,
and outright lying about data. This qualifies him to be a professor
at the University of California. He founded Americans
for Nonsmokers' Rights, a service that provides reams of junk science
to nanny activists. He provides a step by step action
plan, which includes using the threat of lawsuits, for getting smokers
kicked out of their homes.
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids holds seminars on how to lie to the
public. In this document
they state: "Research shows that a compelling story will beat true
facts, even when the listener knows ahead of time that the story is
fiction and the facts are true."
Odds and Ends
And last of all, a few articles and editorials worth reading for both
enlightenment and entertainment.
Nicotine Nannies are nothing new. Mark Twain's scathing
reply to their nonsense could have been written yesterday.
Am A Smoker by Carina Chocano. I love this article.
to Smoke? Go to Hamburg by Joe Jackson
Smoking Issue by Joe Jackson, a follow-up to the previous article.