LA News Release, "Stub out this Evil 'Charity'" (June 2004)

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NEWS RELEASE FROM THE LIBERTARIAN ALLIANCE
In Association with the Libertarian International

Release Date: 3 June 2004
Release Time: Immediate

Contact Details: Sean Gabb, 07956 472 199, sean@libertarian.co.uk
Chris R. Tame, 07957 644 519, chris@libertarian.co.uk

"STUB OUT THIS EVIL 'CHARITY': CUT OFF ALL PUBLIC FUNDING TO ACTION ON SMOKING AND HEALTH", SAYS FREE MARKET AND CIVIL LIBERTIES THINK TANK

Today's call by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) to ban research on new flavourings in cigarettes is an attack on freedom of choice, says the Libertarian Alliance, the radical free market and civil liberties think tank and pressure group.

Libertarian Alliance Director of Communications, Dr Sean Gabb commented:

"ASH is a sinister bunch of self-appointed health fascists that would not exist without various kinds of funding from our tax money. This funding should be immediately removed. Indeed, all charitable status should be removed from ASH. It is a corruption of language to associate the word charity with a group that exists only to destroy the freedom on choice from which true charity proceeds.

"We celebrate the enterprise and initiative of British American Tobacco for its efforts to include chocolate and vanilla and alcoholic flavourings to its products. This will offer a wider choice to all smokers. The Libertarian Alliance sends its best wishes to the directors of this great transatlantic company."

The Libertarian Alliance advocates the following with regard to tobacco:

  • No controls of any kind on the marketing of tobacco products to adults;
  • No controls by law on the use of tobacco products in places of public resort;
  • Reform of the tort laws to relieve tobacco manufacturers - and indeed all business - from frivolous law suits for compensation;
  • At least substantial reductions in excise duty on tobacco products;
  • The cutting off of all tax-payer funding for any group that disagrees with the above.

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Note(s) to Editors

Dr Sean Gabb is the Director of the Libertarian Alliance. He is the author of ten novels and ten other books, plus about a million words of journalism. He can be contacted for further comment on 07956 472 199 or by email at sean@libertarian.co.uk

His latest novel, The Break, has been nominated for the 2015 Prometheus Award.

His recent book, Freedom of Speech in England: Its Present State and Likely Prospects, is a defence of freedom of speech without exceptions. 

Or his book, Cultural Revolution, Culture War: How Conservatives Lost England, and How to Get It Back, explains how its current ruling class has turned England into a totalitarian police state, and how this ruling class can be overthrown and utterly destroyed.

Or another of his books, Smoking, Class and the Legitimation of Power, explains how the current "war" on smoking has nothing to do with making individuals healthy, but everything to do with enhancing the power of a totalitarian ruling class, and enriching its relevant client groups.

You can see other books by Sean Gabb here.

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The Libertarian Alliance is Britain's most radical free market and civil liberties policy institute. It has published over 800 articles, pamphlets and books in support of freedom and against statism in all its forms. These are freely available at http://www.libertarian.co.uk

Our postal address is

The Libertarian Alliance
Suite 35
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London
W1J 6HL
Tel: 07956 472 199