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Clash of the Titans — 7 Comments

  1. Honestly, GD, I get so tired of all this stupidity. I ask myself over and over again WHY? Why are these people so obsessed with telling others what they can and cannot consume? What difference does it make to them if you or I want to enjoy something they don’t personally like? I just don’t understand it. I mean, I REALLY don’t understand it. There are lots of things in this world that people enjoy doing that for me would be like sticking hot needles in my eyeballs, but it would never occur to me to want to stop them from doing it. Strokes for folks and all that. And anyway, it’s none of my business what other people get a kick out of.

    I’m just grateful that I view all this pitiful malakias from afar. I count my blessings that the moronic zealots and their armies of useful idiots have gained no traction here whatsoever. I chose to be here since well before the idiocy of the smoking bans appeared, but the Gods must have guided my decision, because I’m sure I would have died of a Tobacco Control induced apoplectic fit  had I remained in UK and had to witness, first-hand, the lies, deceit and naked bigotry foisted upon the country at the behest of a bunch of self righteous losers.

    • It’s all part of this new religion of Heath that’s sweeping the world.  People are obsessed with the subject to the extent that they are willing to pay extra taxes, eat special diets [that they probably don’t like] and take their medical advice from the tabloids.  They can no longer think for themselves and rely on “experts” to do their thinking for them.  Everything has to be declared “safe” before they eve touch it.

      The word can’t go on like this and sooner or later the whole fad will die down [I hope].  Cracks are beginning to appear and the appearance of electrofags and lukewarmfags is nicely widening those cracks.

  2. Well, presumably the Government’s tax take will remain at least partially intact, because the tobacco pods (I understand), do contain real tobacco – I’ve heard them described as “about half the length of a conventional cigarette” – which will be taxed like all tobacco is taxed now.  Maybe not as much per pack, but more than e-cigarettes, which, as non-tobacco devices, attract no tax at all.

    But you’ve forgotten vapers in your list of opposing parties.  There are a lot of them who are going to be furious at the advent of these devices, which promise to steal their self-satisfied thunder in a major way and, if they are as good as they promise to be, are likely to cut severely into the currently-growing e-cigarette market, as smokers looking for an either permanent or occasional alternative to conventional cigarettes are more likely to try these first (because they are more like conventional cigarettes) than they are to try e-cigarettes (which are very different).

    As you say – interesting times ahead.

    • I meant to include vapers on the list.  They are caught in a bind as a vociferous sector of vapers have been using the Anti-Smoker rhetoric [A billion lives and all that crap] but they can’t use those arguments against the new devices.  They have to welcome them as the new yokes fulfil all their claims, yet they have to be against them as they are a direct rival.

      Very interesting times.

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