Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/10/21

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Liars Figure: Smoking Pistols!
From: Marc James Small <>
Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2001 22:04:29 -0400
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At 05:20 PM 10/21/01 -0700, Adam Bridge wrote:
>You're just plain WRONG about this. The studies are second hand smoke and
>health effects aren't, well, smoke and mirrors and no amount of
>pseudo-science is going to obscure the fact that it is a negative, and a
>strong negative.
>I don't have a clue about where you're getting your "facts" but they just
>don't stand up to the current science available.

First, the rate of death comes from the US Government and the National
Cancer Society.  If you have better figures, kindly post them.  Otherwise,
kindly quite repeating nonsense.  If I am in error, I would like to know this.

Second, statistics tell us something, but not much, unless the studies are
properly conducted.  To allow intelligible results to be drawn from them,
studies must both show relationships and eliminte any other possible
result.  This is not rocket science -- this is Statistics 101 stuff, Adam.

Again, we are still awaiting the general study on the effects of smoking,
pro and con.

Marc  FAX:  +540/343-7315
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