Follow me too at

Friday, May 14, 2010

Evansville Smoking Ban

Lots of letters in the Courier arguing that the smoking ban is a fundamental attack on rights and liberty. What a crock. I was somewhat surprised that the paper published this cartoon today. I think they just wanted to reassure people that I could still draw a cartoon that didn't have an elephant in it...


Anonymous said...

It's good to see a publication that publishes stuff other than the spoon fed jubberish from anti smoking zealots.

Anonymous said...

Pretty sad to be so weak as to have to wear a gas mask against 90% water and ordinary air.....perhaps the cartoonist suffers a form of anti-smoking phobia......for 500 years nobody needed protecting from something they already knew wasnt going to harm them.....second hand smoke is a joke just like this stupid cartoon.

According to independent Public and Health Policy Research group, Littlewood & Fennel of Austin, Tx, on the subject of secondhand smoke........

They did the figures for what it takes to meet all of OSHA'S minimum PEL'S on shs/ets.......Did it ever set the debate on fire.

They concluded that:

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, To Leroy J Pletten, PHD, July 8, 1997


harleyrider1978 born in evansville indiana.........keep it free