Category: Health Issues

Tobacco-user Surcharges Becoming Popular with Employers

Tobacco-user Surcharges Becoming Popular with Employers

If you are employed and are a smoker, you might discover your boss has found another way to pick your pockets. A growing number of employers are requiring workers who use tobacco to pay...

More bullshit from the American Cancer Society

More bullshit from the American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society and others have been telling the American people lies about second hand smoke for so long… that people now believe the lies. Wake up and put a stop to this...

Second-hand Smoke

Second-hand Smoke

Is second-hand smoke a rationale for higher taxes on tobacco or smoking bans? The research used to justify government regulation of second-hand smoke has been powerfully challenged by critics, including Congress’s own research bureau....

DNA May Play a Role in Smoking

DNA May Play a Role in Smoking

All you anti-smoking fanatics out there will hate this story… CNN recently reported about a study where researchers say there is a genetic link to smoking addiction as well as higher rates of lung...

Pharmaceuticals for Healthy People

Pharmaceuticals for Healthy People

US pharmaceutical companies have long known that the potential market for their products is limited by the finite number of sick people; so they have turned to the healthy for further expansion of their...

Please Don’t Poop in My Salad

Please Don’t Poop in My Salad

In July 2006, The Heartland Institute published Please Don’t Poop in My Salad–a collection of essays and presentations written by Heartland President Joseph Bast during the past several years concerning taxes and regulations imposed...

Congress Wants Smokers to Help Fund the New World Order

Congress Wants Smokers to Help Fund the New World Order

On October 3, 2007, President Bush vetoed H.R. 976, a bill passed by Congress that would have expanded the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) program by $35 billion because he believed the bill...