Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Indoor Smoking Ban Challenged

Tom (Quixote) Ognibene, a noble knight indeed, has forcefully come out against the mayor’s indoor smoking ban. In typical fashion, the mayor’s campaign spokesman, Stu Loeser, has called Ognibene’s stance “perverse,” claiming that the candidate is looking to expose New Yorkers to unwanted carcinogens. Forget all the science here (A ten year W.H.O study found absolutely no correlation between cancer and so-called E.T.S, Environmentally Transmitted Smoke), what we all need to remember is that the mayor mentioned nada about smoking when he first ran. Makes you wonder what else is in his bait-and-switch arsenal. Maybe if we had enough money to have a school of public health named after us we too would feel the strong flow of scientific expertise flowing through our veins.