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Blowing Smoke (Continued)



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There were many reasons to object to Nurse Bloomberg’s smoking ban, but not the least of these was the dishonesty with which he pushed the change through. It was a junk law, passed with the help of junk statistics and junk science.

Unfortunately, this dishonesty has proved to be a habit that his administration cannot give up even though it’s been a couple of years since the law was passed. Here’s Jordan Barowitz, a spokesman for the Nurse quoted on the topic in the Wall Street Journal yesterday (subscription required):

“We’ve saved thousands of lives.”

Thousands?

Liar.




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