posted on Sep, 20 2017 @ 06:30 AM
i echo all the warm and caring sentiments others have already expressed.
i used to be a smoker but quit cold turkey in 2012 and havent looked back. I still smoke but not cigs
the point i wanted to make is this. If you asked most people if they want to die almost all of them would say no. And yet, here i am drinking Coca
Cola right now, obviously not healthy.
here is the thing: our ancestors had vices too.....many of the same ones...drinking, smoking, gambling, sexing etc....but somehow i dont think they
were dying from those things like we are now. Whats changed? Ill tell you what i thinks changed.....its the people who are producing the products our
cigarettes are a perversion of the tobacco plant. Just try to find some "pure tobacco" cigarettes anywhere that have zero additives and paper without
any chemical content. Can you do it?
I personally think our vices have been weaponized beyond whatever natural danger or unhealthful attributes they possessed since time immemorial. In
other words....its not the vice per se thats killing anyone....its the chemically laden, synthetic products that have replaced what we always used to
take from nature.
What did they do? make producing your own alcohol and tobacco illegal....now you get to buy it from DOW chemical or whomever.
This was done to us by someone else.....not us. We are just carrying out the genetic mandate of our ancestors who did the same things.