Please Don't Poop in My Salad
Please Don't Poop in My Salad
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Please Don't Poop in My Salad features a collection of essays by Heartland President Joseph L. Bast defending smokers against laws abridging their right to free association and taxes that punish them for a personal lifestyle choice.
Defending smokers is a thankless task in today's politically correct environment, and Bast does not deny the health risks associated with smoking. But today's taxes and bans go far beyond a reasonable public policy response to a public health problem. Bast asks for a reasoned debate that respects the rights of smokers and the owners of bars and restaurants they frequent.
The book includes a foreword by Joel Sherman, president of Nat Sherman International, one of the most recognized and respected names in the worldwide tobacco industry. Sherman writes, "Bast applies the common sense and critical thinking that are often lost by others who search for fame and ratings instead of the truth. ... I believe you will enjoy this book. I certainly did."
|Author:||Joseph L. Bast|
|Publisher:||The Heartland Institute|
|Publication Date:||July 01, 2006|
|Package Length:||8.8 inches|
|Package Width:||5.8 inches|
|Package Height:||0.3 inches|
|Package Weight:||0.2 pounds|
|Average Customer Rating:|| based on 3 reviews|
|Average Customer Review: ( 3 customer reviews )
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3 of 5 found the following review helpful:
Why Defend Smokers? Nov 07, 2006
By Garnet D. Scheuer
Joseph L. Bast answers this question in "Please Don't Poop in My Salad". This entertaining and well organized book contains more than a dozen of his best essays. Each complete "coffee-break-length" article is memorable and supplies much thoughtful information through critical observations, objective reasoning and well documented examination of our society's Tobacco Control Crusades.
I had been very impressed with Joe Bast's editorials on the Heartland Institute's website prior to the publication of this book. He creates such a logical and often humorous perspective on smoking issues, allowing the reader to stand back a bit to objectively understand the bigger picture surrounding the currently volatile tobacco usage debate. Yet, he also reminds the reader of the real threat to the very foundations of our country's governmental and philosophical framework, should we continue to loose our constitutional rights.
Through his articles, he explores every facet of the negative claims made by tobacco control crusaders. He calmly and rationally examines their carefully marketed and psychologically targeted reasoning by exposing the real history, economics, motivation and benefits for those promoting the movement to create a new age of tobacco prohibition. This examination also helps us to visualize the long range effects upon our life styles if these efforts should ever become successful.
All readers should be able to share enjoyable hours of thoughtful discussions, based upon the contents of this unique book. So, read and re-read the essays, then share this book with others--smokers and non-smokers alike!
Illinois Smokers Rights
0 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Great Introduction to exposing the junk behind the anti-smoking war May 08, 2009
By Nathan Vinson
This is a great overview of what's wrong with the anti-smoking movement. It is also a great starting point for anybody that's clueless as to the manipulation and lies being fed to society about smoking and its true dangers. I do wish that Mr. Bast had cited sources in every essay to make independent research easier. For anyone who doesn't already know, you can find plenty of resources backing Mr. Bast's essays on www.forces.org. Mr. Bast writes very calmly and doesn't hide the ball (He tells you that he occasionally smokes and that Phillip Morris contributes a little money to the Heartland Institute). Anti-smoking fanatics hide the ball plenty and wouldn't dare release information that contradicts their cause. Oh yeah, and the guy who gave the book 1 star? He probably supports the anti-smoking movement and doesn't even own the book!
0 of 4 found the following review helpful:
This is the BEST book I have ever read. It is highly informative Nov 06, 2008
I love this book. There is no reason you should not like this book.. You wont be let down. BUY BUY BUY
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