The Persecution League
Is there anyone out there who still believes that Tobacco Control cares about your health?
Their latest move here in Ireland is to ban electronic cigarettes from all hospital properties.
It is becoming increasingly obvious that electronic cigarettes are by far the most effective way for people to quit smoking, so the logical step would be to encourage their use. However the HSE claims that "there currently was 'no conclusive evidence' that e- cigarettes are safe for long-term use" and this is their excuse for the ban. This is rubbish and they know it. The only ingredient that could possibly have long term consequences is the nicotine and there is little that isn't known about that.
To date, none of their measures have had any effect whatsoever on smoking rates. Indeed anecdotal evidence suggests that the Draconian measures have had an opposite effect by increasing awareness of smoking and also the "forbidden fruit" effect.
Tobacco Control actually has a league table whereby countries are scored, not on smoking cessation but on the levels of prohibition they have introduced. The more a country persecutes smokers, the higher that country scores. One would assume that higher persecution rates would correspond with lower smoking rates? In fact, as Christopher Snowdon nicely illustrated, there is no correlation whatsoever.
So here we have Ireland, second in the league, yet with one of the highest levels of smoking? And they are congratulating themselves? This alone shows clearly that they are not interested in health but merely in the persecution of smokers.
The exclusive club of Tobacco Control is interested in one thing only and that is the lining of their pockets through fat salaries and backhanders from their lords and paymasters in Big Pharma.
Why else would nicotine be a lethally addictive poison in e-cigarettes but actually good for the health in patches and gum as supplied by Big Pharma?
Think about it.
Greece figures well on the table there. Highest prevalence of smoking and low on the TC scorecard. Also among the lowest in Europe for LC and heart attacks, despite the best efforts of the troika to drive Greece back to serfdom.
Makes you wonder, doesn't it?
May Greece and all who sail in her live to see the wasters in Tobacco Control and the grey ones in Brussels be tarred and feathered for all the misery they've wrought in the world. That would indeed be a joyous day.
We don't do persecution of smokers here, We do live and let live.
Tarring and feathering is quite mild? Growing soft in your old age? I would have thought that something long, lingering, painful and ultimately fatal would be more appropriate….
I doubt they do a body search unless you're violent or psychotic, so I'd take one into the toilet (if I could get there and wasn't using a bedpan, of course), and vape it there.
Not as if there'd be any lingering cigarette smoke afterwards, is there?
As a wise man once said, "It is the mark of total fools living in a fantasy land, to make laws that are not only unjust, but unenforceable".
Think that was Lucius Annaeus Seneca, although it might have been Obi-Wan Kenobi.
I wouldn't even bother with the toilets. They don't give off a smell and the vapour only lasts a couple of seconds so no one would notice. Herself is due into hospital next month and is going to bring her yoke in. God help anyone who tries to stop her having a puff!!