Try as I may, I still fail to understand this current obsession with tobacco.
We are living in a world where we are surrounded by dangers. Most of those dangers have been around since the dawn of man when fire was discovered. Fire equals smoke equals carcinogenic particles in the air. However the quantities of these particles is so minute that they can safely be ignored.
How many people will complain about cigarette smoke yet buy a breakfast cereal for their children because it contains Niacin? [Niacin and Nicotine are essentially the same thing. Niacin = Nicotinic Acid, also known as Vitamin B3].
How many anti-smoker parents will drive their children to school through a blanket of exhaust fumes?
How many Tobacco Control fanatics will hold a barbecue in their garden with children present?
How many people attended the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympics when the stadium was fill with smoke from fireworks? How many carcinogens or heavy metals were floating about there?
How many people will expose their families to all of the above without any hesitation, yet will scream hysterically at the mere sight of a cigarette?
The Tobacco Control Industry constantly tells us that half of all smokers die early. Presumably they mean before the average age? If so, by default the other half must live longer. Average out the two and by their own admission smoking has little effect on lifespan. If it has little effect on the smoker it must have zero effect on non-smokers, and certainly zero effect compared to all the “dangers” I have mentioned.
Before the Tobacco Control Industry was even thought of, we lived in a world of tobacco smoke and no one batted an eyelid. It was the norm, and everyone was happy.
For the life of me I just cannot understand this obsession with a small tube of smouldering leaves.