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Product Details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Aethna Press, Inc.; 1st edition (May 31, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0974497908
  • ISBN-13: 978-0974497907
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,661,211 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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...a very real concern about the anti-smoking politicians and others who continue to trample on freedom. -- CNSNews.com, 11/07/03, Alan Caruba.

One of the most definitive works to expose the truth behind this battle between personal freedom and the antismoker(s) -- Freedom-Of-Choice.com

Scientifically factual... well written... couldn't put it down. If there is one book to read this year, this is it. -- Journal of Theoretics, Feb/Mar 2004, Dr. Siepmann, Editor.

This book says what has been nagging all rational minds for nearly two decades. -- Indivsov.org, Robert Lundy

incredibly readable for the amount of information it has: you'll almost feel sometimes like you're reading a page-turning novel -- SmokersClub.com Newsletter, Samantha Phillipe, Editor

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Dissecting Antismokers' Brains is a book that is unique in look, feel, and content. So unique in content that the style of the cover itself was dictated by the need to focus a book browser's attention sharply on the three word title. Most Americans today will simply naturally assume that any book they see with a reference to smoking in the title is simply going to be another entry among the hundreds of titles attacking tobacco and its use.

Dissecting Antismokers' Brains is actually the polar opposite to that: Mr. McFadden, trained in statistics and propaganda analysis, rips apart the attack of the "Antismoking Crusade" on smokers by showing the weakness of their arguments and numbers, the deceit of their styles of argument, and the real psychological drives, sometimes quite neurotically based, that power some of the Crusade's leaders.

The author has succeeded in writing a book that is quite readable, funny at times, compelling in the path that it weaves through its chapters, and yet full of hard-based research and references to back up all the claims made. It will fill a niche that is currently almost empty for college courses seeking to analyze the social debate raging around smoking bans and professors search for literate and substantive material presenting "the other side" of the smoking debate; and it will also be well thumbed-through and discussed at local taverns on slow afternoons as bartenders and customers keep an eye out for the new breed of "Smoke Police" that now prowl some of our major cities.

Overall, other than some of the "Antismokers" analyzed in the book, few will be disappointed by "Dissecting Antismokers' Brains" and most will find it an unusually informative and enjoyable experience.


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I was oblivious that a smoking ban could happen ever!
Rebecca S. Rogers
I found it quite a difficult book to put down..so you have a good writing style as well..
P. D. Button
I would recommend everyone read this book, then buy a copy for everyone they know.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

34 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Anne D. Ayotte, Canada on March 2, 2005
Format: Paperback
This book has changed my life dramatically. I was deceived by all the misinformation surrounding SHS even though I realized that things just did not add up, I had no proof.

Thanks to Dissecting Antismokers' Brains I now feel totally vindicated and the sense of guilt from this pleasure is pretty much erased. The book is straight forward, thoughtful and well orgnaized. It states all the facts which are easily verified and when you are finished you find yourself wanting more.

When non-smokers read this book they, rightfully so, are outraged to discover that they have been used as pawns in a power stuggle by an elite group of people who are making millions from this. Factor in drug companies making millions from nicotine replacement products and most media outlets threatened with monetary loss if anything positive can be said about SHS and you have the biggest social lie of this generation.

What is happening right now in the free world is nothing short of criminal, akin to organized crime at it's best. Antismoking groups have no real evidence against SHS, just half-truths and outright lies through manipulation. This is racketeering on a world wide scale and most are unaware of this. The newly approved smoking treaty which just came into effect now holds third world countries as hostages who must comply or else. This is extortion and a violation of basic human rights!

We are all victims of these groups whose main goals are power and money but the biggest victims of all are our children. While money, time, media hype and other resources have been wasted on the BIG LIE the use of drugs and alcohol has sky rocketed in young people, STD rates continue to soar and poverty continues to rise.
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27 of 35 people found the following review helpful By J. Siepmann on May 18, 2004
Format: Paperback
I just finished reading the "Dissecting AntiSmokers' Brains" and I not only found it to be scientifically correct and logical, but also fun to read. In fact, I ordered 10 more to give out to those I know that may be interested.
It was very timely for me as our city (Oshkosh, WI) has recently been pushed into a smoking ban due to a group of antismokers comprised of most of the nine personality types that you describe. Though I do not smoke, I find this threat upon our freedoms truly frightening. The website [...] summarizes this book more extensively with quotes and a more indepth analysis. If the general public knew about this book and how good it is, it would be on any best-seller list.
James P. Siepmann, MD, Editor-in-Chief
Journal of Theoretics
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23 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Samantha Phillipe on May 2, 2004
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He attacks the spin and propaganda used by those trying to eradicate smoking from the face of the earth and while doing so he takes pains to avoid falling into the trap of using the same methods himself: his style is simple and direct, no fancy pictures or mind-games, just facts supporting his arguments.
Overall his book is incredibly readable for the amount of information it packs into its 370 pages: you'll almost feel at times like you're reading a page-turning novel rather than a serious work of non-fiction aimed at a modern social problem. In an email exchange I had with him while writing this review, Mr. McFadden declared his belief that, if he could get copies of the book into every college course dealing with the social debate over smoking, and a copy sitting on the bar of every tavern threatened with a smoking ban, the outrage felt by those readers would provide the impetus needed to fight what has become a very powerful lobby.
After reading Dissecting Antismokers' Brains I think I would have to agree with the author on that point.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Karen Zetterlund on April 5, 2013
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Great book!!

Covers both the science and politics of smoking bans. Made me wonder how much other stuff, I've always assumed was true might be flaky around the edges. The book doesn't try to say that smoking is good, just that the fanatics pushing the anti-smoking stuff are a bit off the wall.

This author separates the science and psychology and politics but he also shows how they get used together to frighten people more than necessary. I was surprised at how up-to-date this was. It was written almost ten years ago but it's like he's talking about the way things are right now with the smoking bans and the excuses for them.

AAA+ I'd give it more but I think long strings of A's look silly!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Anneliese Fender on March 25, 2014
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Michael is good at getting you all the information in this controversial subject. It outlines what has happened with the government manipulating people and the companies motives and who they are behind the scenes. I enjoyed it a lot and recommend this to anyone searching for factual information on the smoking ban subject or even the anti movement.
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12 of 18 people found the following review helpful By minneapolis sue on August 11, 2005
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A year ago I gave one of our local commissioners, a huge smoke hater himself, a copy of Michael McFadden's book "Dissecting the Anti Smokers Brain." Our local politicians, ignoring our predictions of what would happen, passed a local ban anyway. We are now working very hard to over turn our ban.

It took a whole year, but just last week the above smoke hater e-mailed me agreeing to a meeting with the bar owners AND said: "if this debate continues...I will soon be quoting and citing from McFadden's book". After he passed the ban I told him to send my book back or pay me the money for it, full price of course. He has now agreed to pay me for the book as well!

To anyone dealing with elected officials. GO ORDER THE BOOK!!! It was the best investment ever! I wish I would have read it long before I did. I still use if for reference. Save yourself a lot of time, spend the money, give it to your elected officials!!! This book is not just an effective weapon against the smoke haters...it is the BEST weapon
against them. Thanks Michael!
Sue Jeffers
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