Giving up the fags — 13 Comments

  1. Smoking doesn't turn water into wine – but I wish it did. I could then smoke a Havana cigar and turn the local tap water into flagons of Bordeaux Grand Cru vintage. Then I'd walk on water.

  2. You would be amazed (or perhaps not) at what you find if you Google 'Smoking causes…'

    After just a ten second glance, I have: gout, lower back pain, schizophrenia, wrinkles, acne, hair loss, impotence, 'nearly 5000 hospital admissions a day' (not sure where that refers to, I didn't look), child learning disabilities (?), diabetes, anxiety, infertility, dark circles round the eyes, migraines, being skinny, obesity, early menopause, hypertension, tooth decay, allergic dermatitis, heartburn, serious birth defects, gene damage, dementia, brain cell loss and cognitive decline, serious eye damage, irreversible damage to kids' arteries (SHS), 'diseases in nearly every organ of the body', house fires, and as I've wearied of looking, the last entry I see is "Smoking causes even more illnesses than previously thought"

    Ok, I ended up spending more than ten seconds on that, but all I did was Google 'Smoking causes', and then just scrolled down. I didn't open any of the pages, just read the headings in Google.

    So all us smokers only think we are alive, fit and healthy with good functioning brains. In fact, that's a delusion, and we've been dead for years.

  3. “They could have blamed the World Recession on smokers, but I think they missed that boat.”

    Au contraire, Gramps.  One article here:  actually suggests that it’s smoking bans, not smoking, which caused the financial meltdown in late 2008.  Quite an old article, but good to see that it's still up on t'Internet.  I bet ASH and co haven't tried to pin the recession on smoking, because they don't want anyone who disagrees with them directing people to this pesky little piece …

    • That is a very interesting article.  I had heard theories before based on the principle that smokers wre less inclined to go out as there were fewer places that would accept them, and that they they wre therefore less likely to spend, not only in pubs, cafes, hotels and the like but were less likely to do any casual shopping.  People tend to forget that around a quarter of the population smoke, so their habits will have a bit effect on the economy as a whole.

      • Interesting reading, indeed.

        And is this going to be repeated now by the war against vaping that is taking place worldwide?

        • Do you not know by now that as far as the Tobacco Control Industry is concerned, smoking and vaping are identical in every respect so will naturally case all the same diseases?  Even as I type, they're inventing third hand vapour [if they haven't already].  

          • I guess I need to start cleaning then, so as to not put the cheeeeldren in any danger.

            • Too late.  By now everything you have ever touched is saturated with the evil Third Hand which has a half life of around 50,000 years.  There is even talk of burying dead smokers [and vapers] in lead lined coffins.

              • Okay, then. Think I' should buy some Champix then so I'll find the right attitude to killing myself and free the world of my poisonous touch?

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