Friday, November 13, 2015
Dr. Siegel On Proposed Public Housing Smoking (and vaping?) Ban
There is a federal ban on smoking, which may possibly even include vaping, being proposed in all public housing throughout the United States.
Poor people may risk being spied upon by their neighbors and other like minded busy bodies.
They may even risk eviction, which could catapult many into homelessness.
I was shocked to read a quote from Dr. Siegel that essentially was an endorsement of the idea.
I left this comment on the good doctor's blog (something I rarely do) that I will also leave here. It begins with a quote from the Dr. himself:
"“This is a natural step to continue to spread the smoke-free protections that started with workplaces and then spread to restaurants and bars,” said Michael Siegel, professor of Community Health Sciences at Boston University’s School of Public Health."
Seriously Dr.? Do you realize what you are for advocating here? Do you not believe in the 4th Amendment and Equal Protection (14th Amendment) under the law for poor people?
Shame on you. I am disgusted.
For the love of God and country, stop LYING about the "effects" of 2nd hand smoke. You are aiding and abetting a totalitarian mindset.
Residents mixed on proposed smoking ban in public housing
...and according to this take on the proposed ban, it may also include e-cigarettes:
Public Housing Ban on Smoking May Include E-Cigarettes
How can we really believe that he is a proponent of harm reduction knowing that he supports such extremist measures whilst continuing to LIE about 2nd hand smoke?
There is no such thing as "harm reduction" if it is to be devoid of human kindness, empathy, and a deep reverence for our democratic way of life and government.
I am simply stunned.