The Smokeless Society
  Campaigning for a Cleaner Environment...
                                    ...and Healthier Living
     Against public smoking ?


Against the public use of 
electronic cigarettes ?

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your voice
heard before it's too
late !


Remember The Bad Old Days ?

Offices, shops and cinemas were filled with nicotine laden tobacco smoke...

Yes, in the days before 2007, even if you were a non-smoker, you'd come back home from an evening out with your clothes reeking from the smell of other people's smoke. And those people with health conditions, or those who cared about their own health, were effectively forced out of these places by the tobacco smokers.

Fortunes being invested to encourage entire nations of nicotine addicts...

Huge amounts of money being spent on seductive brand awareness, lifestyle marketing and promotion of the product. And all of that money being spent because it was considered to be a 'worthwhile' investment - because the revenue from a dependent tobacco smoker, over the shortened lifetime of the smoker, would more than repay the cost of the promotion to recruit the smoker into a lifetime of addiction in the first place.

Health concerns of the non-smokers being put down...

Health concerns raised by non-smokers and anti-smokers were vigorously denied and refuted until a landmark ruling in the 1964, by the Surgeon General, concluded that tobacco smoking was indeed injurious to health.

Huge numbers of people being mindlessly brainwashed...

Tobacco smokers were heavily marketed to by the seductive glossy lifestyle marketing to smoke tobacco cigarettes because 'they tasted good/smooth/mild', or whatever.

As a result a whole community of consumers developed. And that community of users were all effectively brainwashed into believing nonsense like 'it was their fundamental freedom and right to smoke tobacco and smoke it wherever they liked', regardless of the health concerns and fears of other non-smokers.

Or nonsense like 'This brand is being sold on the TV by that nice Camel cowboy chap - so they must be good and if they're good enough for him they'll be good enough for me'.

Non-smokers had concerns about tobacco smoking. Non-smokers were concerned about things like the unpleasant smell, the effect on their health of breathing the fumes and the effect on children. They feared that children would be encouraged by such smoking in public to try it themselves, get hooked on the nicotine and become a hooked lifelong nicotine dependent addict - and their life ruined for ever.

And the non-smokers were also brainwashed to some extent. The belief that 'I can do what I want, without regard to others' was shared to an extent by the non-smokers - but they also had a belief - a belief that 'people should be tolerant of the rights of other people'. So somehow, to the undoubted delight of the industry, the smokers managed to 'get away with it' and smoke freely everywhere.

And something that the smokers would say - to help them get away with it, was 'I can't help it - I'm addicted'; and the non-smokers, who didn't smoke, could only take their word for it - and so the non-smokers believed the smokers when they said that they were 'addicted'.

And so smokers and non-smokers alike were all convinced into believing that smoking must be an addiction.

This was brain washing on a grand scale.

Huge numbers of brainwashed people experiencing a horrible premature death...

So the industry has been very effective in marketing tobacco to users over the years. And because the health consequences typically become apparent after many many years of continual use it has taken huge amounts of effort and research by healthcare professionals to prove statistically the adverse effect on health and the link between smoking and all manner of diseases.

For example, just some of the figures available today, from the World Health Organisation, indicate that tobacco smoking is responsible for killing very nearly half of its users. That is equivalent to one person dying every six seconds due to tobacco and this accounts for one in 10 adult deaths.

And tobacco kills nearly six million people each year, of whom more than 5 million are users and ex users and more than 600 000 are non-smokers exposed to second-hand smoke. The World Health Organisation believes that unless urgent action is taken the annual death toll from tobacco could rise to more than eight million by 2030.

Remember How The Bad Old Days Were Followed By The Good Old Days ?

The Introduction Of Smokefree Legislation

Following on from public pressure regarding the safety of smoking a Framework Convention on Tobacco Smoking was prepared. The Framework Convention acknowledged that one way to cut down on escalatingImage of Smokefree Legislation 2007 healthcare costs was to reduce tobacco consumption. And the way to reduce tobacco smoking was to deglamorise it - and introduce stringent regulations that restricted the advertising, promotion and display of tobacco and cigarettes.

The Framework Convention on Tobacco Smoking, now has over 175 signatory countries, including the UK (2005), Ireland(2006), Australia (2005), Singapore(2005), Germany(2005), Greece(2006), Bulgaria(2006), Spain(2005) and Portugal(2006).

The Benefits of Smokefree Legislation

Since 2007 tobacco cigarettes have been progressively removed from the public eye - reducing the take up of tobacco smoking by children and young people.

And non-smokers, and smokers, could now enjoy going into public places without having their clothes reek of smoke and without having to worry about the long term health effects of being forced to passively breathe the pollution created by the tobacco smokers.

And Now - The Bad Old Days Are Back Again !

The industry has been secretly developing 'electronic cigarettes'...

It's a story that you wouldn't believe if it wasn't true. The industry has responded to health concerns and government interventions and restrictions by developing an 'electronic cigarette' !

The electronic cigarette looks near enough the same as a tobacco cigarette, but doesn't burn tobacco. Instead it uses a battery to 'vaporise' a solution of nicotine, for the user to inhale a white smoke-like mist - to re-create the 'smoking experience'. And the Nicotine Industry is making 'reassuring' claims about the safety of these cigarettes.

It is claimed that the harmful effects of smoking tobacco cigarettes was entirely because of the smoke, and because these devices don't burn tobacco they will do no harm.

But the marketing neglects to mention the fact that these cigarettes use nicotine, and that nicotine is a poison - a poison that used to be used as a pesticide until cheaper chemicals were developed as replacements. Nicotine is a poison that is more toxic than arsenic or strychnine, and tests have proven that nicotine promotes cancerous tumour growth.

The indusry claims that the fumes generated by these devices (the industry prefer to call the fumes 'vapour') are completely harmless. But many of the e-cigarettes use a chemical called Propylene Glycol - for whom one manufacturer recommends that inhalation exposure should be avoided.

Currently there is no regulation of electronic cigarettes in the UK. There are no age restrictions on who can buy and use electronic cigarettes. Electronic cigarettes can be freely advertised, displayed and promoted. Electronic cigarettes can be used, legally, indoors and in public places.

Electronic cigarettes have been either banned or controlled in many countries.

But there is no such control in the UK.

Has the Nicotine Industry been secretly brainwashing the smokers and non-smokers of 'electronic cigarettes'...

And once again consumers and non-smokers are being asked to believe that electronic cigarettes are safe to use. And the industry is informing the smokers that they can use these devices anywhere that they choose - regardless of the past history of tobacco smoking, and the views, opinions, experience and concerns of non-smokers around them.

And all this despite the obvious common sense fact that the widespread promotion and display of electronic cigarettes will potentially lead to children using these devices and potentially progressing on to tobacco cigarettes, solvent abuse and harder drugs.

You're right. It's a return to the bad old days.

And What Can You Do About It ?

It's a return to the bad old days. And there is absolutely NOTHING that you can do about it.

Your voice and your concerns will be immediately shouted down by just a few very vociferous electronic cigarette enthusiasts. Mercifully not all users of electronic cigarettes are like this - most ARE responsible and do have a social conscience and don't wish to impose their habit on others.

It is almost too late - the industry has already recruited a very vocal 'vanguard' of supporters for its electronic cigarette master plan. And its master plan, of course, will be to have entire nations brainwashed into being addicted users of electronic cigarettes.

So, as an individual, if you speak out it is quite likely that you will feel bullied as your views are so denied, mocked and ridiculed by the outspoken supporters of electronic cigarettes that you might even start to question your own sanity, and your own mind, and your own principles - unless you stand firm, and recognise and understand what is happening, and how they have been brainwashed.

But you, as an individual, standing firm, quietly and resolutely refusing to fall for the brainwashing surrounding electronic cigarette isn't going to change anything.

So, if you do speak up - nothing changes - you get shouted down...

...and if you do not speak up - nothing will change.

It's a no-win situation.

And all the time the industry continues to promote electronic cigarettes - and as it does so it will also recruit tobacco cigarette smokers at the same time; from the children and young people who do not have the life experience to understand what has heppened in the past.

Support the Smokeless Society

Currently there is no regulation of electronic cigarettes in the UK. There are no age restrictions on who can buy and use electronic cigarettes. Electronic cigarettes can be freely advertised, displayed and promoted. Electronic cigarettes can be used, legally, indoors and in public places.

Electronic cigarettes have been either banned or controlled in many countries - but there is no such control in the UK !

The Smokeless Society believes that electronic cigarettes should be subject to the same legislation and controls as tobacco cigarettes - in order to avoid introducing children to a lifetime as an addicted smoker; to keep families together; and to reduce the drain on national healthcare budgets.

So, please, support our campaign against the public use of electronic cigarettes.

If you are concerned about this latest development by the Nicotine Industry, just register on this website as a supporter of the Smokeless Society, sign the government e-Petition, and ask your friends to do the same.

Thank you.


"I don't accept that smokers are addicted to tobacco. I think they have a habit... I believe the majority of smokers  could stop tomorrow - no, today - if they really wanted to."

Dr. Sandy Macara,
British Medical Association, 1996

"The nicotine inhalation habit induces a psychological dependency habit similar to that of a 43 year old teenager still living at home with mum and dad...

Smokers / vapers are addicted to nicotine inhalation about as much as someone might be addicted to living at home with mum and dad   - where life is made too easy for them to even think of moving out."

TSS Supporters, 2013


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