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Bricking heavy smokers — 13 Comments

  1. Excellent post Grandad and what a marvellous idea; I especially like the last part. 🙂

    • We are constantly being told that the environment is more important than the individual, so I think it's everyone's duty to take up smoking.  I'm now struggling with the idea of how to make my pipe produce butts…….

      • We aren't individuals Grandad, we're merely collateral damage.  If they thought of us as individuals, they might have to develop a conscience and that would never do!

        Maybe your ash would make an excellent addition to the mortar.  ðŸ™‚

        • According to the Tree Huggers we are all individuals so each one of us is individually responsible for Warble Gloaming, and that's why we have to change our lightbulbs and things.  The Anti-Smokers see us as a seething mass of addicts desperate to escape to freedom.  Maybe the two groups should get together and sort that out?

          I'm sure the ash would mix very well into the brickwork.  I'll write to that bloke in Australia and volunteer a few samples [at a cost of course].

  2. Blimey, 200 kg per butt? Good job I smoke rollies without filters. I'm surprised every smoker doesn't look like Arnold Schwarzenegger, what with working out with a 200 kg butt twenty or so times a day. Smokers obviously have hidden strengths.

    Interesting to read that they anticipate the number of cigarettes consumed to increase by 50% by 2025 (that's only 9 years away). One in the eye for the Tobacco Control end-gamers, what? And I thought that with the advent of 'plain' packaging, everyone was going to stop smoking, or at least, no-one was going to start.

    Oh yes, I do like the idea of houses built of third-hand smoke! That's quite divine! Oh what a tangled web we weave, and all that.

     

    • I must say I was surprised myself at the weight of cigarettes.  A carton of 200 cigarettes would weigh in at 40 tons, which seems a little excessive?

    • Restless Leg Syndrome RLS can be solved by taking magnesium tablets etc according to that article. But what about RSS, Restless Sex Syndrome? What tablets should I take to calm that affliction? Senior citizens like Grandad and me (and several other regular visitors to this family-friendly website) need to be wary of sudden energy spasms that could bring on heart seizures.

    • Thanks for that, SS.  I had heard that Magnesium thing before but according to Doc all my levels are perfectly normal.  It's one of those things I have just learned to live with, like Tinnitus [and RSS!].

      • Sometimes a GP can tell you your levels are normal, but you can be on the low side of it.  To help certain afflictions it can be necessary to be on the higher side so you might well find a course of magnesium very helpful.   It won't hurt you, so maybe well worth a try.  My mum was plagued by restless legs and spent years on a low dose of (I think  it was) Buprenorphine. 

        • Worth a try anyway, with thanks!  I'm just back from the chemist.  Damn!  Now I have to go again…..

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