Stepping stones and gateways — 15 Comments

  1. Great post which will certainly inform many previously not involved  (including many vapers) of the duplicity and willful ignorance of some in Public Health.

  2. Useful idiots!  Apack of cigarettes use to last me about a day usually less but now thanks to my electrofag a pack lasts me more than a week.  Maybe those "researchers" could tell me how that is a bad thing.

    • Because you aren't using regular cigarettes.  There have been a few declarations that e-cigs are more dangerous than the regulars.  [seriously!!]

  3. Spot on post! I wonder if these guys know – including the Prime Minister, how UTTERLY foolish they look. Confirms to me we are being led by idiots.

    • You know the old saying about giving them enough rope?  I think they're doing an admirable job.  😈

  4. A friend of mine, a now retired nurse, was told to take the smoking cessation clinic. She did but found it a bit difficult since she has been a smoker since her teens! Said she felt a real hypocrite and most of her clients didn't really want to stop anyway.

    • What the hell goes on in these clinics?  Do they sign your card saying you have been abstemious for the day?  Do you have to sing the oath of allegiance?   Do they sniff your breath?

      • Yes they do. With a carbon monoxide meter. Then, if you're clean they sign your card, issue your smarties and off you trot until the next visit. At least that's how it worked quite a few years ago when I tried quitting. I wasn't aware of the anti's back then or I wouldn't have been so stupid. It didn't matter anyway – I failed every time. I'm a welder and the CO meter always went berserk. I vape nowadays.

  5. But the bottom line is:

    What the fucketty fuck has it got to do with him how anyone else chooses to live their life? By what God given right does he think he can pontificate on what others choose to do?

    Ye Gods, people like him make me want to throw up. Sanctimonious, self-righteous prigs who really haven't got a clue what's going on outside their warped ideological bubble.

    Dr Carnon, I don't want your help.

    I don't want your advice.

    I don't want your opinion.

    What I do want is for you and all your rag-tag tax-sponging hangers-on in the anti-smoking industry to disappear from my life, never to be seen or heard again.

  6. Oh, for heavens sake! I smoked from my late teens until December of 2005 when I gave myself a Christmas present and quit the damn things. I never looked back, didn't use any sort of "patches", didn't have any withdrawals or any sort horrible cravings–nothing. It was easy. Why? Because I was ready that's why. My doc(s) had been bugging me for years to quit and my answer was always the same: "I'll quit when I'm ready". And I did.

    It all comes down to this; If you're not ready to quit, you won't.

    So I'm unique in this?

    • Not at all.  What you are describing is personal choice which should be the yardstick for everyone.  Being forced into something against your will almost always leads to failure whereas doing it through personal choice is far more likely to succeed.  Simple really?

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