RUSH: Here’s a story that I mentioned earlier. ‘Secondhand smoke kills more than 600,000 people worldwide every year, according to a new study. In the first look at the global impact of secondhand smoking, researchers analyzed data from 2004 for 192 countries. They found 40 percent of children and more than 30 percent of non-smoking men and women regularly breathe in secondhand smoke. … The study was paid for by the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare and Bloomberg Philanthropies. … ‘This helps us understand the real toll of tobacco,’ said Armando Peruga, a program manager at the World Health Organization’s Tobacco-Free Initiative, who led the study. He said the approximately 603,000 deaths from secondhand smoking should be added to the 5.1 million deaths that smoking itself causes every year.’
Okay, now, we have in our archives, in our Essential Stack of Stuff at RushLimbaugh.com we have a World Health Organization study that was suppressed when it came out, but we have it, and I want Koko Jr. to link it on the home page today. World Health Organization did a massive worldwide study of secondhand smoke, and they found it has no impact at all, zilch, zero, nada, and it was suppressed. You can’t find it. We have it, we kept it, we copied it ourselves, not relying on their websites. I mean this is pure bunk. All of this is just a crock. I look at this kind of stuff, this debate’s been going on for 30 years. I don’t know how many people have been around secondhand smoke all their lives. It’s all lies. It’s what the left does. Lies about our lightbulbs, lies about global warming, and now lies about this, all for the express purpose of ending up controlling people’s lives.
That report that I talked about, we first revealed it March 22nd of 2001, secondhand smoke is harmless. ‘Passive Smoking Doesn’t Cause Cancer — Official.’ That’s the headline, and we’ll link to it. It’s in our Essential Stack of Stuff, but we’ll make it prominent on our Web page this afternoon so that you can look it up tonight when you get around to it.
RUSH: By the way, secondhand smoke had its biggest effect on who, according to the story? No. Women, and then children. Women and children hardest hit by the secondhand smoke impact.