Scientific Studies Show that Smoking Protects You Against A “Certain Viral” Illness

TRIGGER WARNING: This article speaks about smoking. All reference links have been included. Excerpts from the documents have been included so that you don’t have to jump around. Videos are linked externally.

For the sake of not getting deleted on the first day, I’ll be referring to the-illness-that-must-not-be-named as… Coldemort. Mostly because, well, it’s really funny. And this heavy topic could certainly use a bit of humor.

I pull no punches in this series of articles. I am not holding back, and I am not worried about offending you. If you want to see why I did this, and what I’m about, then visit the apologetics video at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGQaH2ETccAjIKvAktKog4dD1oGN41wpy. Also I hope you speak sarcasm.

  1. Have we been lied to about smoking?
  2. Cigarettes cause 20% of all deaths?
  3. What's the real reason behind the smoking bans?
  4. Smoking Ban Study shows that a ban is NOT effective - in fact smoking could protect against a ‘Certain Viral’ Illness
  5. Scientists are split 50/50 on whether Smoking Bans are effective or not!

Have we been lied to about smoking?

Have you noticed how attitudes to smoking have changed so drastically, across the course of our lifetimes?

Watch the video commentary for this section: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BousooRS3w8

Granted, I’m no spring chicken - but I’m certainly not old at 42… and I clearly remember most of our TV shows and movies prominently featuring smokers. In fact, smoking was seen as a sophisticated thing, for the most part.

In the space of the last two decades however, smoking has become reviled. Among the most common arguments you’re going to hear, is how smoking kills 20% of all people.

Closely followed by “it’s a disgusting habit”… but hey, so are alcohol, domestic abuse and abortions.

Cigarettes lead to 20% of all deaths?

Cigarettes do not lead to 20% of all deaths. As you’ll see from the numbers below, 20% of all deaths happen to people who happen to be smokers.

Watch the video commentary for this section: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kl-7TGwGYRg

To be fair, you can always read a statistic from every angle. This statistic could also mean that there are four times as many people dying everyday who are NOT smokers.

Likewise, you could factor in the incidence of smoking around the world: https://worldpopulationreview.com/countries/smoking-rates-by-country/

Based on these numbers, an average of 11% of women, and 34% of men are smokers around the world. This brings us to a total of 23% roughly.

This means that, every day, 3% less smokers die than non-smokers. So you could say smokers are less likely to die than non-smokers, since we have a higher incidence of smokers in the population, than die every day.

But, we haven’t gotten to the interesting part yet: HOW those numbers of deaths are really made up.

Here’s how they got to that figure of 20% of all deaths are caused by smoking.

These first two are going to blow your mind probably; I know they did mine. A significant portion of the deaths from smoking are attributed to people they believe had died from secondhand smoke, and from smoke inhalation in residential and other fires. How significant you ask? 9% of the total deaths!

I wonder how you even determine how someone’s illness was CAUSED BY secondhand smoke?

So that brings our deaths from smoking down to just above 18% of the population. So let’s look at how that 18% is made up.

Aside from secondhand smoke and residential fires, cigarette deaths are those assumed as a result of coronary heart disease, lung cancer, SIDS, prenatal conditions, COPD, tuberculosis, pneumonia, influenza, diabetes, vascular disease, cerebrovascular disease, other heart disease and other cancers.

I see SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) listed there… and I’m just wondering how many newborn babies you’ve seen smoking? These are not listed as deaths from secondhand smoke by the way.

So in other words, you die of something and you’re a smoker, and so your death is marked as smoking. But what proof do we have that the smoking caused these illnesses?

You don’t DIE OF smoking - your death may be smoking related. Wait… isn’t this kind of how the Coldemort deaths are only Coldemort-related?

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/megan-fox/2020/04/30/nyc-funeral-directors-reveal-shocking-inflation-of-covid-19-deaths-n387013

“Basically, every death certificate that comes across our desk now has COVID on it,” said a funeral director in Williston Park, N.Y., on a recorded phone call with Project Veritas in a newly-released video. James O’Keefe has been asking for people inside the medical system to blow the whistle if they see corruption or inconsistencies in reports about the Chinese WuFlu known as COVID-19. In conversations with several funeral directors across New York City, O’Keefe uncovered a shocking narrative where, without fail, every director he spoke to expressed his or her concern that coronavirus deaths are being inflated and every death in NYC is being recorded as a COVID death with or without testing to confirm."
 
“They are putting COVID on a lot of death certificates because people who are going to their hospital with any kind of respiratory distress, respiratory problems, pneumonia, the flu — the flu-like symptoms lead into the COVID-19,” said Joseph Antioco of Schafer Funeral Home. “To me, all you’re doing is padding the statistics. You’re putting people on that have COVID-19 even if they didn’t have it. You’re making the death rate for New York City a lot higher than it should be.”

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvss/coronavirus/Alert-1-Guidance-for-Certifying-COVID-19-Deaths.pdf

“It is important to emphasize that Coldemort Disease or COLDEMORT should be reported on the death certificate for all decedents where the disease caused or is assumed to have caused or contributed to death. Other terminology can be used as long as it is clear that it indicates the 2019 Coldemort strain, but we would prefer use of WHO’s standard terminology.”

So if you die, and you smoked, they ATTRIBUTE your death to smoking?

Are you 100% sure this isn’t possible - and that this isn’t the case?

What I find hysterical is that you’re even a smoker if you don’t smoke, and die in a house fire! (Not the horror of dying in a fire obviously.)

 

  1. Have we been lied to about smoking?
  2. Cigarettes cause 20% of all deaths?
  3. What's the real reason behind the smoking bans?
  4. Smoking Ban Study shows that a ban is NOT effective - in fact smoking could protect against a ‘Certain Viral’ Illness
  5. Scientists are split 50/50 on whether Smoking Bans are effective or not!

 

What’s the real reason behind the Smoking Bans?

The real reason behind Smoking Bans? Well now, this is where it gets interesting.

Watch the video commentary for this section: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9EQFTuBgUw

Pretty quickly into my research, I found an Agenda 21 research document into smoking. And despite the fact that these things are tediously long, and unbelievably boring, I read the entire thing: http://www.inchem.org/documents/ehc/ehc/ehc211.htm

To save you the hassle of doing this reading yourself, I’m going to point you to three important takeaways.

1 - Nicotine makes you more immune to medications and toxins

“…and (c) smoking can induce the metabolism of various therapeutic agents and their pharmacological and/or clinical effects.”
 
“Since smoking may result in altered response or adverse reactions to drugs and other therapeutic treatments, appropriate dose adjustments and patient surveillance should be taken into consideration by clinicians.”

In a nutshell, smokers require higher doses of medications because your body processes them more quickly.

This would be a damn inconvenient problem to have if you were pumping people full of fluoride in the water to sedate them, and were pumping aluminium into the air in chemtrails.

https://www.sun-sentinel.com/health/fl-xpm-2013-12-27-fl-suzy-cohen-122913-20131219-story.html

“Dear Pharmacist: You said some drugs are related to fluoride and may cause hypothyroidism or other diseases of the reproductive tract. Which medications and why? — D.L., Fort Lauderdale
 
Dear D.L.: Shocking, I know! Some of the most popular medications in the world are fluorinated, meaning they were created using a backbone of fluoride. (Yes, the same fluoride used in toothpaste, insecticides and some supplements.) Many practitioners and patients have no idea their medication contains so many fluoride-related compounds.
The situation with fluoride is that it competes with iodine in your body. It tricks the cell into thinking it is iodine because it looks similar. Once enough fluorine atoms hook onto your cell, you become iodine-deficient. And that could make you thyroid-deficient because your thyroid gland cannot produce any thyroid hormone without iodine.
Iodine protects your male and female reproductive organs. When you take a fluorine-containing drug, I worry that you will become deficient in other minerals, especially iodine. You may become fluoride-toxic. I'm not saying drugs cause illness in your private parts, though they could, but really, it's the drug-mugging effect of fluoride-based medications that could raise the risk of iodine deficiency. Chronic fluoride ingestion also could spell side effects that, unfortunately, don't always get spotted as a side effect. Instead, they can be diagnosed as some new disease that you don't authentically have.
You can ask your doctor if you need to continue your medication, or if you can switch drugs to something in the same therapeutic category that is not fluorinated. Never suddenly stop taking a medication, because some can cause dangerous withdrawal reactions, in particular antidepressants. If you have to take your medication, then you can evaluate your iodine status with a 24-hour urine analysis. If it's low, you may want to supplement.
Here are some popular fluorinated drugs:
Some statin cholesterol drugs such as atorvastatin (Lipitor), fluvastatin (Lescol). Fluoroquinolone antibiotics such as ciprofloxacin (Cipro) and levofloxacin (Levaquin), implicated with dangerous "floxing." Antidepressants such as fluoxetine (Prozac), paroxetine (Paxil), citalopram (Celexa) and escitalopram (Lexapro). Fluconazole (Diflucan), the popular antifungal. Steroids like dexamethasone (Decadron), fluticasone (Flonase) and flunisolide (Nasarel and Nasalide). Fluvoxamine (Luvox), the medication used for major depression and obsessive compulsive disorder. The infamous drug midazolam (Versed), which was implicated in the death of pop superstar Michael Jackson. It's commonly used to relieve anxiety and induce drowsiness before surgery.”

Read more about fluoride use in water, and the many side-effects: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/154164

“Side effects of fluoride include acne and other skin problems, cardiovascular problems, including arteriosclerosis and arterial calcification, high blood pressure, myocardial damage, cardiac insufficiency, and heart failure, reproductive issues, such as lower fertility and early puberty in girls, thyroid dysfunction, conditions affecting the joints and bones, such as osteoarthritis, bone cancer, and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), neurological problems, possibly leading to ADHD.
“One review describes fluoride as an “extreme electron scavenger” with an “insatiable appetite for calcium.” The researchers call for the balance of risks and benefits to be reconsidered.”
“Fluoride poisoning can lead to abdominal pain, excessive saliva, nausea and vomiting, seizures and muscle spasms.”
“Excess fluoride exposure may come from public water fluoridation, high concentrations of fluoride in natural fresh water, fluoridated mouthrinse or toothpaste, untested bottled water, inappropriate use of fluoride supplements, some foods. Not all fluoride exposure is due to adding the chemical to water and dental products.”

Chemtrails in Pakistan: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/282650534_Increase_of_Aluminum_Particles_in_the_Environment_due_to_Chemtrails_during_the_period_of_Autumn_2012_to_Summer_2015_within_Lahore_Pakistan

“Currently the most prevailing issue of the climate change in the world is geo-engineering and one of the most prevailing issue in this is using of Chemtrails to change the climate. These Chemtrails are left over in the sky with the help of special types of jet planes which use to spray Aluminum, Barium and Strontium is the sky to make a thick parallel lines with the help of condensation due to change of air pressure at the height. These thick parallel lines are the condense layers of Aluminum, Barium and Strontium which use to stop the some rays of sunlight coming to the sky but sadly it also prevents the heat rays to go out of the earth space due to the layers formed. These sprays are causing the increase of Aluminum in the Environment as these particles can move trillions of miles and are causing different problems and diseases like Asthma in our planet earth. The analysis performed helps to know about the increase of these Aluminum particles in our planet and the studies performed shows the problem caused by the spraying to these nano-particles in the Atmosphere.”

Now take a look at how both fluoride, aluminium and 5G millimeterwaves inhibit Na+, K+-ATPase activity; which is basically how your cells create energy for your body, a medical professional has explained to me. So it’s your metabolism.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6518254/

“Evidence is presented to show that fluoride (F) inhibits Na+, K+-ATPase activity by altering biological pathways through modifying the expression of genes and the activity of glycolytic enzymes, metalloenzymes, hormones, proteins, neuropeptides and cytokines, as well as biological interface interactions that rely on the bioavailability of chemical elements magnesium and manganese to modulate ATP and Na+, K+-ATPase enzyme activity. Taken together, the findings of this study provide unprecedented insights into the molecular mechanisms and biological pathways by which F inhibits Na+, K+-ATPase activity and contributes to the etiology and pathophysiology of diseases associated with impairment of this essential enzyme. Moreover, the findings of this study further suggest that there are windows of susceptibility over the life course where chronic F exposure in pregnancy and early infancy may impair Na+, K+-ATPase activity with both short- and long-term implications for disease and inequalities in health. These findings would warrant considerable attention and potential intervention, not to mention additional research on the potential effects of F intake in contributing to chronic disease.”

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16162844

“Aluminum accumulation upon chronic dietary AlCl(3) administration significantly decreased the (Na(+)/K(+))ATPase activity measured in the presence of nonlimiting Mg-ATP concentrations, without compromising protein expression of alpha-subunit isoforms in brain and kidney.”

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23790370

“Interactions between millimeter waves (MMWs) and biological systems have received increasing attention due to the growing use of MMW radiation in technologies ranging from experimental medical devices to telecommunications and airport security. Studies have shown that MMW exposure alters cellular function, especially in neurons and muscles. However, the biophysical mechanisms underlying such effects are still poorly understood. Due to the high aqueous absorbance of MMW, thermal mechanisms are likely. However, nonthermal mechanisms based on resonance effects have also been postulated. We studied MMW stimulation in a simplified preparation comprising Xenopus laevis oocytes expressing proteins that underlie membrane excitability. Using electrophysiological recordings simultaneously with 60 GHz stimulation, we observed changes in the kinetics and activity levels of voltage-gated potassium and sodium channels and a sodium-potassium pump that are consistent with a thermal mechanism. Furthermore, we showed that MMW stimulation significantly increased the action potential firing rate in oocytes coexpressing voltage-gated sodium and potassium channels, as predicted by thermal terms in the Hodgkin-Huxley model of neurons. Our results suggest that MMW stimulation produces significant thermally mediated effects on excitable cells via basic thermodynamic mechanisms that must be taken into account in the study and use of MMW radiation in biological systems.”

In a nutshell, if health concerns about fluoride, aluminium and 5G are correct, then you certainly wouldn’t want a large part of the population immune to the effects of what you’re doing, now would you?

The toxins and chemicals being released do NOT seem to have the same desired effect on smokers. Although fluoride, 5G and aluminium do all seem to have the same effect of messing with your sodium and magnesium levels, which disrupts the electrical charge of your cells.

Interestingly, do you know that people who have "mental health problems" are more likely to be smokers?

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5788573/

“When assessed by psychiatric diagnoses, smoking prevalence is particularly high (almost fivefold greater) among those with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and alcohol/illicit drug use disorders. Notably, the association is stronger with PTSD diagnosis than with trauma exposure alone (43). Depression is twice as common in smokers than nonsmokers, and four times as common in heavy smokers. Smoking prevalence increases with a greater number of mental disorders, ranging from 18% for people with no mental illness to 61% for people diagnosed with 3 or more mental disorders.”

Is it a higher incidence of depression in smokers, or is it that people who smoke are more likely to have mental health problems because they cannot properly accept the programming they are being fed?

So is smoking really the health risk we’ve been lead to believe?

Let’s take a look at cancer, another favourite tool of the anti-smoking propaganda league.

https://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/2015/02/04/why-are-cancer-rates-increasing/

“But alongside the undeniable improvements in care, we need to talk about the scale of the problem. Previously we’ve calculated that more than one person in three would develop cancer at some point during their life – in other words, the so-called ‘lifetime risk’ was more than 1 in 3. But our latest estimate, which uses the most accurate calculation method to date, now puts our chances of developing the disease at 1 in 2.”

So cancer risk has gone up, but smoking incidence has gone down?

https://www.lung.org/research/trends-in-lung-disease/tobacco-trends-brief/overall-tobacco-trends

“Long term, cigarette smoking rates have fallen 67 percent among adults, from 42.6 percent in 1965 to 14.0 percent in 2017, and 68 percent among youth, from 27.5 percent in 1991 to 8.8 percent in 2017. Over the last five years, cigarette smoking rates have fallen 22 percent among adults, from 17.8 percent in 2013, 44 percent among youth, from 15.7 percent in 2013.”

So the amount of people smoking has decreased, but cancer is on the rise. How sure are we that smoking is the culprit here?

What if it’s true that smoking helps protect you against illness? I mused this to an elderly pharmacist… and she said “you’re right.”

“I have noticed across my career that smokers are way more protected from colds and flus. And when you take their cigarettes away, they get much more severely sick than they normally would from that disease.”

Then I stumbled onto another interesting find in the Agenda 21 document.

“Consideration should be given to evaluating the ongoing exposure of workers to active or passive tobacco smoke by monitoring salivary or urinary cotinine, one of the major nicotine metabolites.”

Oh, so the war against smoke is getting so intense that they want to start measuring our urine to see if we have smoked? Why not this level of pushback against alcohol, fluoride, chemtrails or 5G?

 

  1. Have we been lied to about smoking?
  2. Cigarettes cause 20% of all deaths?
  3. What's the real reason behind the smoking bans?
  4. Smoking Ban Study shows that a ban is NOT effective - in fact smoking could protect against a ‘Certain Viral’ Illness
  5. Scientists are split 50/50 on whether Smoking Bans are effective or not!

 

2 - Tobacco was used in religious ceremonies

Well, maybe the ban on tobacco is because you might use it for a religious ceremony!

Look how out of context this line about religion seems, and why would this need to be noted in a health document?

“There were six types of tobacco use: chewing, drinking, licking, rectal insertion, nasal and oral snuffing, and smoking. Smoking was by far the most common, while rectal application was only used occasionally. Tobacco smoke was inhaled via the mouth through tubes or rolls of tobacco leaf, or through the nostrils using a Y-shaped tube. Alternatively, it was swallowed and belched back, blown from one person to another, or blown into the eyes. Leaves were chewed, alone or mixed with ash, powdered shells or honey, or they were held in the mouth and sucked. Infusions were drunk or a concentrated infusion was licked or even used as an enema. Many ways of preparing and taking snuff among different tribes were reported. Tobacco use was linked to religious rituals.”

It’s not like using tobacco for religious practice would be common anymore. Why the specific need to note religion here?

Well since Coldemort they’ve closed down the churches, so could this be about stopping religion. Don’t think so? Have you heard of the FunVax?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSVWvunHteo

This amazing piece of video footage shows a Department of Defence Presentation of a gene therapy that turns off the religious part of person, and makes them view religion with disgust. This can simply be distributed by binding it to a cold and flu virus.

Are you sure, beyond ALL reasonable doubt, that this has nothing to do with religion?

And if you’re okay with them taking God away from people, what are you okay with them taking away from you?

How do you know the reason that you’re unhappy or feeling inauthentic is because the powers that be aren’t already experimenting on you with gene therapies?

How do you know that you are who you think you are? And that what you believe is actually BY YOUR CHOICE?

How do you know it hasn’t ALL been programmed into you?

How many times do you have to see something before it stops being a coincidence?

Read more about FunVax at https://lifecoachestoolbox.com/index.php/7-reasons-why-people-refuse-vaccines#funvax

Watch President Trump speak about the attack on religion at all levels of politics and government: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44AiTIFRgfw

 

  1. Have we been lied to about smoking?
  2. Cigarettes cause 20% of all deaths?
  3. What's the real reason behind the smoking bans?
  4. Smoking Ban Study shows that a ban is NOT effective - in fact smoking could protect against a ‘Certain Viral’ Illness
  5. Scientists are split 50/50 on whether Smoking Bans are effective or not!

 

3 - Nicotine has healing benefits

Nicotine has unexplored healing benefits, like regrowing blood vessels.

I’m pretty sure I was Mandela-effected here, because I specifically recall this fact being in the Agenda 21 document the first time I read it. Along with a line stating that it hardly gets researched because of the stigma against smoking.

LOL I’ve gotten pretty good at spotting Mandela Effects.

Never fear however, because I found more scientific studies to back up that claim anyway!

Nicotine has been shown to have massive healing benefits, including growing blood vessels.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/07/010730075130.htm

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2001/07/nicotine-grows-new-blood-vessels

Look - I’m not advocating that people should smoke, and everyone has their right to choose.

But I am asking if we are being lied to in order to take our choice away? Perhaps even to make us more susceptible to illness?

 

  1. Have we been lied to about smoking?
  2. Cigarettes cause 20% of all deaths?
  3. What's the real reason behind the smoking bans?
  4. Smoking Ban Study shows that a ban is NOT effective - in fact smoking could protect against a ‘Certain Viral’ Illness
  5. Scientists are split 50/50 on whether Smoking Bans are effective or not!

 

Smoking Ban Study shows that a ban is NOT effective - in fact smoking could protect against a ‘Certain Viral’ Illness

Watch the video commentary for this section: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOBOAW5B52g

Smoking could protect you against Coldemort?

I was so excited when I found these studies, I nearly jumped out of my skin! They’re worth reading the abstracts and the comments that follow.

https://reason.org/commentary/proposal-to-ban-all-tobacco-products-wouldnt-help-new-york-fight-coronavirus/

“This preliminary analysis does not support the argument that current smoking is a risk factor for hospitalization for COVID-19, and might suggest a protective role. The latter could be linked to the downregulation of ACE2 expression that has been previously known to be induced by smoking. No studies recording e-cigarette use status among hospitalized COVID-19 patients were identified. Thus, no recommendation can be made for e-cigarette users.”

Again, this premise was backed up by the pharmacist I mentioned previously.

If you take a look at the study itself, and read the comments that follow, it makes for interesting reading.

Study Abstract: https://www.qeios.com/read/Z69O8A.3

Comment linking to another study supporting the findings: https://www.qeios.com/read/ZWQWMU

Study mentioned above: https://www.qeios.com/read/ZWQWMU

“We have shown that asthma, and atopic disease in general, can be a protective factor for Covid-19. By mining the literature, we have also found evidence that could connect cigarette smoking and SARS-Cov2 through the Th2 immune response and its main effector cell: the eosinophil. We now believe that cigarette smoking could exert its potentially protective action through several mechanisms, one of them, as you pointed out could likely be nicotine. But, in addition, other components in cigarette smoke could contribute to the positive outcome of the Covid-19 disease in smokers. In fact, cigarette smoking has been shown to often produce airway eosinophil infiltration and, as we hypothesize in our paper, eosinophils, by themselves, can be an independent protective factor for Covid-19.”

https://www.economist.com/science-and-technology/2020/05/02/smokers-seem-less-likely-than-non-smokers-to-fall-ill-with-covid-19

“A quarter of French adults smoke. Many people were surprised, therefore, when researchers reported late in April that only 5% of 482 Coldemort patients who came to the Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital in Paris between February 28th and April 9th were daily smokers. The ratios of smokers to non-smokers in earlier tallies at hospitals in America, China and elsewhere in France varied. But all revealed habitual smokers to be significantly underrepresented among those requiring hospital treatment for the illness. Smokers, the authors of the report wrote, “are much less likely” to suffer severely from Coldemort, the virus that causes Coldemort. Rarely, they added, is such a result seen in medicine.”

 

  1. Have we been lied to about smoking?
  2. Cigarettes cause 20% of all deaths?
  3. What's the real reason behind the smoking bans?
  4. Smoking Ban Study shows that a ban is NOT effective - in fact smoking could protect against a ‘Certain Viral’ Illness
  5. Scientists are split 50/50 on whether Smoking Bans are effective or not!

 

Scientists are split 50/50 on whether Smoking Bans are effective or not!

In light of this, and how little we know about Coldemort, should we not then be giving people the right to make their own choices about this - instead of implementing draconian bans that the majority of people disagree with?

https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/breaking-government-refuses-to-show-minutes-of-cigarette-ban-u-turn-says-its-classified-20200507

“Government has formally indicated that it will oppose a far-reaching court challenge to the lockdown cigarette sales ban – and has also made it clear that it will not hand over minutes of the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) discussions regarding the ban because they are "classified".
The Presidency has confirmed to News24 that cigarette companies are now allowed to manufacture and export tobacco products to other countries – but appear to be adamant that the ban on local sales must remain in place.
"Manufacture and export of cigarettes is already allowed in the regulations and not tailored for any company," Presidency spokesperson Khusela Diko told News24.
"Government's overriding objective is to save lives by enhancing adherence to the lockdown regulations. We are not making any morality judgements on cigarettes, hence manufacture and export is allowed as part of resumption of economic activity”.”

So the government decided to withhold the minutes of the meeting from us, but our constitution says that it is meant to "ensure accountability, responsiveness and openness"?

Republic of South Africa
1. The Republic of South Africa is one, sovereign, democratic state founded on the following values:
  1. Human dignity, the achievement of equality and the advancement of human rights and freedoms.
  2. Non-racialism and non-sexism.
  3. Supremacy of the constitution and the rule of law.
  4. Universal adult suffrage, a national common voters roll, regular elections and a multi-party system of democratic government, to ensure accountability, responsiveness and openness.

Mind you, it also says "Supremacy of the constitution and the rule of law"... so maybe they're just showing us the best we can expect of the constitution in future?

South Africans overwhelmingly disagree with the ban according to these polled results on mainstream media platform, News24.

View April poll results at https://www.news24.com/vote?pId=2 & those for May at https://www.news24.com/Vote

Watch a video on how many South Africans approve of NDZ at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4hNAhVWl34 

If we’re a democracy, surely that 86% of voices matter? Especially when the numbers are growing?

And if this is really about our health, then with scientists split 50/50, shouldn’t people be given the right to make this choice for themselves?

Additionally, since the writing of this original opinion piece, the South Africa Government has moved to further extend the lockdown cigarette bans: https://m.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/lockdown-dlamini-zuma-pushes-for-tobacco-alcohol-ban-to-continue-until-level-1-20200522

Listen to another South African speaking out against the ban:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmlM5BXT9O0

#WWG1WGA

Visit the How to Take Action article if you would like to take action against against the Smoking Ban in South Africa: https://lifecoachestoolbox.com/index.php/yet-another-disappointing-failure-of-leadership-shown-by-nkosazana-dlamini-zuma

Watch a video about how you can take action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THp8_6cAkJc

 

How does the South African Constitution measure up in light of events in 2020?

In this video series we take a walk through the South African Constitution, and investigate how it measures up during current events in 2020.

The South African Constitution is meant to be the best in the world, and is meant to be easy for a normal person to use and understand.

Please note that this a lay person's perspective on the Constitution. Please consult an attorney for legal advice. 

Watch the video discussing how the constitution measures up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJ1b5DWX4w0&list=PLGQaH2ETccAjJpEjOwkgCEg6jZBF2nVPN

Watch part 2 of this series at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGvuycne1Mk

 

About the Author

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