RUSH: I got an interesting e-mail from a subscriber to my website, RushLimbaugh.com, named James Ward. It talked about the New Jersey smoking ban that went into effect recently. Last week, the day before it went into effect, the businesses learned that there are all kinds of things they didn’t know about it such as no smoking within 25 feet of a building, which meant that a lot of restaurant owners had to nix plans — and they had only started to build outdoor decks and patios to accommodate the business of smokers. Twenty-five feet away from your average building puts you smack-dab in the middle of the street, effectively making you rode kill if the smoke in New Jersey.
So I got this interesting note, and I’ve always believed this, and I read this to you because it echoes some reaction that I have. I think there’s so much
Now, I know when you hear that — because you’ve been subjected to this mass hysteria for years — you think I’m going nuts. You think I’m going Looney Toons, and you think this periodically on this program. I know some of you do. I’ll come out with an opinion, you think, “Oh, my gosh, Rush is losing it,” and after 18 years of stellar success and a brilliant track record how anybody can doubt me every again is beyond me, but I know that it happens. It’s human nature. So when you hear somebody say and then you hear me agree with the notion that they would be hard-pressed to find a documented primary cause of death from firsthand smoke, you can’t believe it. Here’s how they arrive at these massive numbers of deaths attributed to smoking. Everyone who dies and has
Now, we’re not saying that smoking is good for you, but how long do you have to smoke before it kills you? In many cases, something that does no harm, no significant harm for 45 years of activity can’t be
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