Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Husker Information Minister takes on the Surgeon General

Husker Information Minister Jim Rose has apparantly been expanding his reportoire of subjects he'll pontificate (or should I say bloviate?) about. Omaha recently enacted a partial smoking ban, much to the dismay of Rose, who has spent much of his airtime recently protesting the proposal. He says he hates cigarette smoke, but his protest is because it's "bad for business" and "the studies regarding the risks of second-hand smoke are questionable."

Oh really?

Study after study shows that the fears of lost business from a smoking ban are just that: irrational fears. One local business in Rose's hometown of Lincoln has learned that just the opposite occurs; business actually can INCREASE after a smoking ban is enacted. That's not a isolated example either...

And as for Rose's assertation that the studies of the effects of second-hand smoking are flawed, I'll let Surgeon General Richard Carmona address that:
"The debate is over. The science is clear. Secondhand smoke is not a mere annoyance but a serious health hazard."
Baghdad Bob would be proud.

1 comment:

AJ said...

Do you really want me to get started on that guy? I hate Husker fans to the core, but I'm truly sorry you have to put up with that guy for your games.