Originally posted by tommyknockers
Smokers are drug addicts. Smokers freely endanger their own lives. Smokers waste company time and resources. I hope the product is ripped from the
shelves and or taxed out of existence. Smokers belong in the same class as crack heads, pot heads, and junkies. Maybe then I too will have the will to
quit. I welcome anything that will make it harder for me to justify why its ok for me to pump my body full of nicotine everyday. I have overcome more
than a few addictions in my time but this smoking thing just will not go away.
Come on boys and girls...be honest with your self. What good can or has come from your addiction. Why on earth would you defend a product so
Well I wanted to narrow down your post, but I just can't... I need to comment on every word... No way are "we" in the same catagory as crack heads,
pot heads, and junkies... Well maybe pot heads, because they SHOULD have the right to legally consume their herb, but as far as crack heads, obviously
you don't know one or don't watch TV... I don't hink I even have to point out why we are not in the same catagory, but lets just go with the fact
that it is an illegal drug that they would steel money from their own mother or stab somebody to obtain...
I am not completely defending the product as so much as I am defending the rights they are walking all over in an effort to get rid of this
If you want to quit that badly, I am very sorry that you have failed, but honestly... Making us smoke outside won't do it, making us pay big taxes
won't do it, we have to truly want it and then just deal with the negative side effects...
Me... I enjoy the good things that come from a cigarette... I sell for a living, there are ups and downs... This "product" makes me get over the
stress of the downs, to help me get back to the ups faster... I enjoy the good feelings I get when smoking and I enjoy the socialization that comes
along with it... I feel as though smoking with your boss actually gives you an excuse to get to know them better and them you... I feel as though it
tastes good, passes time, and makes me look cool (okay kidding about that last part, we gotta keep the mood light)
Sure I probably will quit, and
I know that every day that I smoke it makes it harder to quit later, but I am a live every day for the day kinda guy and today... I want to smoke!
Listen to yourself... Rather than use will power to quit smoking, you would rather ask uncle sam old buddy old pall to walk all over our rights in an
effort to do so... Read my signature quote... It says it ALL!
Oh yeah... and smokers (in general) don't waste company time and resources... We are just as effective or in some cases more effective as
non-smokers! If the company you work for lets smokers get away with extra paid breaks... That is the companies fault, fire those smokers! In general
we follow the same rules, get the same amount of breaks, and work just as hard as non smokers... So that is not only a false statement, it is a direct
insult to me as a smoker! Be careful or they will take away your ATS points!
[edit on 10-3-2008 by sparda4355]