Smoking hits the news again.
According to the BBC, they are thinking about introducing a £10 [€15] licence to buy tobacco in the U.K.
The Anti-Smoking Fascists are at it again.
What is this obsession with smoking? Why are governments dedicated to eradicating this lethal habit? What is so wrong about it that it has to be eradicated from the face of the earth like it were the Ebola Virus?
I read a very interesting document recently, and I would urge you to read it too, particularly if you are a smoker or an Anti-Smoking Fascist. It is an Adobe document and is quite long but is worth reading in its entirety.
My father smoked cigarettes all his life. He was a forty or more a day man. He died many years ago, having reached his normal life expectancy.
My mother was married to this smoker for thirty seven years and was a passive smoker for all that time. She died in her eighties.
I was a passive smoker for the first sixteen years of my life. Then I started on cigarettes but switched to a pipe because I preferred it.
I have been smoking ever since.
Now this is not a rhetorical question. This is not a facetious question. This is a serious question.
If smoking is such a deadly killer, and passive smoking is so lethal…..
Why am I still alive?