Tuesday, 21 October 2008

No friends

Not making any friends here, but, hello: you're the problem. No-one, presented with the information about the dangers of smoking and taking a rational decision would say "uh, yeah, give me some of that emphysema, I really want a mild buzz and a desperate craving for an expensive habit that doesn't only kill me in a variety of creatively painful ways, it at best makes me smell awful and at worst kills the people around me too. Yes, let me sign right on that dotted line". No-one.

If you're a smoker, it's probably because you started as a kid because you thought it was cool (or at least grown-up) and you weren't really adult enough to make the decision, or if not, then at least because someone else you know smokes and you got peer-pressured into it, or got a bit drunk and decided to have a couple of fags since they were going. And then y'all got addicted. For life.

Honestly, if you want to sling a bunch of money into HMG's coffers and then die early before you need 30 years of respite care, go ahead, I don't give a toss, but it's purely because YOU smoke that other people start. If no-one smoked in the UK, and knowing what we know about it now, no-one would start because it's so retarded. That's why I'm angry, and that's why I'm happy that smoking is stigmatized as a filthy habit.

Kill yourself, I don't give a fuck. But don't take anyone else with you.


John B said...

Hmm. Personally, I can take or leave nicotine, but quite enjoy the actual act of smoking with a beer - so I smoke pretty much never during the week, a couple if I'm out drinking, and a lot if I'm out drinking a lot.

Addiction? Certainly not a chemical one; maybe a habit, but that's based on the fact that I enjoy it. Sometimes I light a cigarette and realise I'm not enjoying it, so I put it out again and go back inside.

I accept I'm not in the majority of smokers here, but suggesting that it'd be impossible for anyone to choose to smoke for reasons other than chemical addiction is simply untrue.

Charlotte Gore said...

Which is it?

"Kill yourself, I don't give a fuck. But don't take anyone else with you."


"You're a bunch of fucking idiots. By banning smoking we're trying to help you break your addiction to a drug that kills 30-50% of people who use it. Stop whining."

I think I prefer the former.

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