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A mental case talks about mental cases — 15 Comments

  1. Hypocrisy doesn’t even come close to describing the mental state of Mr Tobacco Free Ireland, does it? 😉

    Talking about junk science … here’s another one: //www.channelnewsasia.com/news/health/nicotine-found-to-cause-lower-back-pain-that-leads-to-surgery-9837654

    The subjects in question were construction workers. Nothing at all to do with back problems. They can’t say, cause they didn’t ask said subjects about their exercise regimen.

    Meh.

    When I still was a smoker I honestly didn’t know how much junk is out there. I guess, the majority of smokers still doesn’t know. Brainwashing doesn’t begin to describe it …

    • The point has been reached [[and passed] where research is judged purely on its entertainment value. Why don’t they just state that smoking causes everything [studies suggest!], and leave it at that?

      • Smoking can’t cause everything, they need lists of bad stuff caused by global warming, brexit, obesity, salt, sugar, diesels etc. They have to share the problems out fairly betwen all these ‘good’ causes, they can’t all cause everything….or can they?

         

        • The Holy Grail is cancer. If you can link anything to cancer you are onto a winner.

          What’s the betting that they are studying links between Brexit and cancer? Everything else you mention has been linked.

  2. There seems to be a lot of this sort of upside down thinking around. Here’s one which argues that cigarettes cause stress rather than relieve stress:

    When you don’t smoke for a while, you may start to feel nicotine withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms can range from physical ailments to psychological ones such as anxiety. If you experience anxiety, nervousness, and irritability when you haven’t had your regular smoke, you may think other things in your life are causing you to feel this way and contribute it to being stressed. When you smoke, you alleviate some of the nicotine withdrawal symptoms and then think that it’s the nicotine that calms your nerves.

    So you may have thought you were feeling stressed and anxious because you were in a trench in Flanders with enemy soldiers shooting at you, and that was why you needed a cigarette. But it actually wan’t like that at all. Really you were only feeling stressed and anxious because you were suffering withdrawal symptoms from not having had your regular smoke. And if you’d not been a smoker, you wouldn’t have felt any stress and anxiety, however many bullets were being fired at you.

    Is that clear now?

    • So all these years I have been taking aspirin to ease headaches when in fact it was the aspirin that caused the headaches? My brain remembers the relief I felt the last time I took one so it gives me a headache in order to make me take another dose.

      Yes.

      That makes sense…..

  3. And ALL of the oldest people in the world have been lifelong smokers. These people are pathetic with their hateful lies. Methinks they protest too much. Love your posts, Grandpa.

    • Thanks, Cindy! There is a point in that article that I didn’t mention and that was that 9% of smokers were over 75 year of age. I thought they were all dead? Smoking kills, after all?

  4. So if I damaged my mental health due to smoking for 26 years and I quit in December 2005, do I get my mental health back (such as it was) or do I have to wait another 14 years? If so I’d probably be at the point where I wouldn’t care either way.

  5. Dear Grandad

    “The message coming from the studies is that either you are a deluded moron who can’t see beyond your personal obsessions and religious fanaticism, Mister Tobacco Free Ireland, or else you think the rest of us are stupid.”

    Don’t forget that these folk are also paid handsomely with pensions to match from the taxpayers’ pockets for this.

    Are there any anti-smokers who are not paid for by the taxpayer?

    Plainly our politicians and bureaucrats derive some benefit from the persecution of smokers, otherwise they wouldn’t fund it so lavishly. Having said that, the sums involved in the scheme of government squandering of our wealth is in the fiddly small change, back-of-the-sofa bracket.

    Perhaps our lords and masters enjoy the sideshow of smoker control and think it worth every penny of our money that they squander on them.

    So how to reign in government?

    President Trump has shown what one man and determination can achieve. Scott Adams is pointing the way to how he does it and how we can do the same: //blog.dilbert.com/

    Happy New Year to one and all. 2018 can be the year we turn the tide on all the parasites that feed off us.

    DP

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