Does anyone see the irony?


Does anyone see the irony of having a charity based function for health related fund raising at a smoking establishment?

Each year in the United States, an estimated 50,000 deaths are attributable to secondhand smoke breathed by nonsmokers. Of these deaths, 3,000 are due to lung cancer each year with an estimated 800 from exposure at home and 2,200 from exposure in work or social settings. Each year 950-1,690 Hoosiers die from others’ smoking(Secondhand smoke exposure or smoking during pregnancy.)

Source: http://tobaccofreekids.org/reports/settlements/TobaccoToll.php3?StateID=IN

Just something that I saw today…
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundations warns about the dangers of smoking and secondhand smoke (SHS) to CF patients. Studies have shown that CF patients exposed to SHS were significantly associated with lower Shwachman scores, poorer results of pulmonary function tests, and a fivefold increase in the number of pulmonary-related hospitalizations during the previous year.

Maybe The Spot would consider going smoke free for the Cystic Fibrosis event coming up???

http://www.indymojo.com/happenings/Index.cfm?calid=3269&imo=10&iye=2008&ida=6

Or another event:
A CANCER RESEARCH Fundraiser at VFW Post #261 on October 11th, a SMOKING establishment having an event for cancer research. Really?

Seriously, what a slap in the face to people with tobacco related cancer to have a fundraiser at a smoking event.

Just venting a little today…