posted on Aug, 28 2007 @ 10:44 PM
The taxes are ludicrous - the government is taking advantage of people with a serious addiction and that's all there is to it.
I've been smoking for almost fifteen years, and I don't plan on quitting anytime soon. One of the primary reasons I can't/won't quit, is I'm
afraid I'll become like you non-smokers...
A friend of mine, a few years back, he quit smoking and, practically overnight, became the most self-important gas-bag I've ever known. He was so
full of himself it made me want to start kicking him in the shins on a regular basis.
He started up again after a few months, and shut his mouth after that. I very nearly threw a party to celebrate, it was such a welcome relief from
the constant sour milk face, the know-it-all attitude, the superior tone in his voice.
God forbid I should ever turn into him...
Smokers are responsible for their own health. Non-smokers are NOT responsible for the health of smokers (so relax, take a breather, put your feet up,
maybe find a hobby that doesn't involve pissing people off).
I have no problem whatsoever if a bar or club owner wants to make their establishment non-smoking - that's their choice as far as I'm concerned. I
just won't give them my money - easy enough. What pisses me off, though, is a bunch of bureaucrats deciding on behalf of business owners. That's
Final thought: cigarettes are a scapegoat for the cancer epidemic, a scapegoat much beloved by the pharmaceutical, plastics, petroleum, and chemical