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Sunday, 9 September 2012

The Tobacco Control Industry is killing us.


They never ever think of the consequences until after the fact. And they’ve been warned what would happen.

British undercover detectives in Birmingham have found cigarettes containing human excrement, asbestos, mold and dead flies, as counterfeit cigs flood into the UK at huge risk to public health.

Private eyes working for the tobacco industry have spent weeks rummaging through litter bins and scouring pavements for cigarette butts to access the scale of the black market in England’s midlands region, according to the Birmingham newspaper the Sunday Mercury.

Operation EDPC – which stands for Empty Discarded Pack Collection – was funded by Swiss-based brand protection company MS Intelligence – found that 31% of cigarettes were either bogus or bought abroad.

But then the UK border agency are getting on top of the problem. NOT.

Investigators were shocked by the sheer volume of the trade, which has more than doubled in the last 12 months. A similar study last year found only 14% of packets were fakes or had been smuggled into the country.

The trade in counterfeit cigs is big business. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) estimate that non UK duty-paid cigarettes cost the tax payer up to £3.6 billion during the financial year 2009-2010.

That 3.6 billion is more than enough to cover the cost of so called smoking related diseases. (2.7 billion quoted today by the Chief medical Officer).

When will the Government realise that they’re  being led down a very slippery road with their blind obedience to what ever the Tobacco control industry tells them? They don’t seem to realise that the public will take them to account, when it all eventually goes wrong and people start to die from their blind obedience to the public health lobby.  



  1. Excellent blog post. I tweeted it. (Are you on twitter, by the way?) Our government is run by incompetent morons, so no, they don't understand the problem. But you don't need me to tell you that.

  2. I'm always wondering why do people still smoke even though they know the risks?

    1. Because the risks are exaggerated. In particular, various studies have shown that pipe smokers live longer than non-smokers. Of course all studies that point out positive things about smoking are swept under the carpet.

    2. Yeah, I wonder why people cross the road even though they know the risks?

  3. All deaths from contaminated cigs will simply be recycled as deaths from cigs.

    All towards an eventual illegalisation.

    Anyone argueing deaths from contaminated E arent drug deaths is quickly character assassinated.

  4. Or go mountaineering. Or jump out of planes. Or ride motorbikes. Or drink beer. Or go scuba diving. Or, or, or...

    But perhaps....(ssshhh...whisper it...) they...enjoy it....?

    Could it be...?

    1. Heh. That was a reply to Agile Development dude after anon, but I had an internet glitch, and it got misplaced! Ho hum.


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