Smoking guns …

It is absolutely clear.

There were doctors in cahoots with big tobacco. They were paid to say that there was no link between smoking and lung cancer. Meanwhile big tobacco poured money into the coffers of corrupt politicians to dissuade them from legislating against big tobacco.

Proof positive that climate change causes bush fires. And that Tony Abbott is putting a match to our grandchildren’s future at the behest of big oil.

As a wise man once said …

Throughout most of my life, I’ve raised tobacco, I want you to know that with my own hands, all of my life, I put it in the plant beds and transferred it. I’ve hoed it. I’ve chopped it. I’ve shredded it, spiked it, put it in the barn and stripped it and sold it.

Indeed, the very same man accepted $16,690 from tobacco industry political action committees from 1980 to 1990. Bear in mind that the link between smoking and lung cancer was recognised by Dr Fritz Lickint in 1929 and  solid epidemiological evidence was published in the 1950’s. The Surgeon General of the United States recommended smokers should stop smoking in 1964.

Which must make Al Gore very angry, oh hang on that is Al Gore I’m talking about, so it must make him an expert on climate change, or hypocrisy or something.

 

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