Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Welcome To The Nanny State: UK Doctors Seek To Make Tobacco Illegal For Anyone Born After 2000

I rather dislike tobacco...but this is f*cking idiotic.

Not to mention totalitarian.

3 Comments:

Blogger The Mystic said...

Jebus.

This topic just baffles my mind in general. It's like no one can fathom the concept of self-control in regards to tobacco, so suggesting that people simply smoke, say, a cigarette each day, rather than 20 or 40, is completely out of the question.

If we'd stop trying to make people think tobacco = bad and instead focus on gluttony = bad, maybe we'd get somewhere.

Or maybe we'll just take the overwhelmed kindergarten teacher approach and remove the incendiary object from the classroom because a couple of the kids couldn't play nicely with it.

5:41 PM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

Yeah, I totally agree.

There's not a damn thing wrong with people who have a cigarette after dinner or the occasional one with beer. Whatever.

But jebus...*twenty* of the damn things every day? For awhile my mom was smoking three packs a day. Insanity. We don't normally hear about how evil alcohol is on the grounds that some assholes are drinking 20 beers per day...

5:53 PM  
Blogger The Mystic said...

It's amazing to me how much abuse the human body can withstand. I mean, 60 cigarettes a day is nowhere near rare enough given its seeming outlandishness. You'd think having that much smoke in your lungs for even a few days would mean some form of serious incapacitation.

I had a coworker with whom I worked in close quarters and he smoked about a pack a day. I remember asking if it was even pleasurable anymore and he said "No, now I just have to do it to get back to baseline. If I don't, I just get cranky and angry."

Fun.

9:43 AM  

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