this is what they say,
Smoking affects non-smokers too. According to conservative estimates, 79,000 adults, including 19 000 non-smokers, died in the EU-25 in 2002 because they were exposed to tobacco smoke at home (72 000) and at in their workplace (7,300). It can be assumed that the magnitude of the problem has not changed remarkably during the last years.Hmmm... You see there are a few obvious questions here.
1 - 60,000 deaths of smokers from passive smoking - prove it and give evidence
2 - 19,000 deaths of non-smokers from passive smoking. Prove it and give evidence
3 a)- If what they say is true, then with a smoking ban in place, how would people be dying due to effects at work?
b) If they are forcing people to smoke at home, if what they say is true, aren't they contributing to a rise in deaths caused by people smoking at home?
If b) is the case then isn't EU legislation directly the cause of passive smoking related deaths and do not people who have suffered therefore have cause to attribute their suffering to EU legislation, should they, or their dependents, be able to sue the EU?
There again if what they say is true, then the smoking ban has had no effect at all, "It can be assumed that the magnitude of the problem has not changed remarkably during the last years." then surely the legislation was a waste of time and effort and has done untold damage to the hospitality sector for no apparent reason?
Also, if these are 'conservative estimates' can we have a look at the other estimates they have, maybe the liberal ones? Given that even the EU has no new figures since 2002 are they just adding adjectives to suppositions?
What do you reckon?
Doesn't this body sound rather terrifyingly Orwellian?
Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks