Good on you Lyndah!  

brute472 74M
1871 posts
9/9/2006 1:14 am

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Good on you Lyndah!

The pic could be the fires of hell where some of you will condemn me to go after reading this.

The following in brackets is what I started to post on Mizhuny's last blog [blog501452] when I decided I would not put the lovely lady through my pet hate so it is now here for all and sundry.
I would appreciate any comments whether for or against, but you will see by the tenre of this blog I think the anti smoking league are full of shit and hypocrites to boot.

(Well I could get into my lecture mode being a long time smoker that is in remission for the past five years but I won't, what governments are doing to the smoker today is so hypocritical that it makes me want to puke.
They take the excise on every cigarette sold and then whinge about the cost of smoking to the health budget, fucking hypocrites.
When they carry on about the damage alcohol does to innocent people and what the pollutants that are put into the air from motor vehicles, attract the same laws then I might believe in them.)

Well unfortunately for the anti smoking lobby I am now in my lecture mode.
I am what I would call a recovering smoker I didn't just smoke I was addicted.
My day could not begin without, as my feet touched the floor each morning I would light my first ciggy of the day.
Next came my shower then a cup of tea with my second smoke.
For the last seven years I smoked, I had a forty minute car trip to where I worked and I could on a good day manage two more ciggies between home and work.
My last cigarette of the day was smoked in bed before turning out the light to sleep.
So you can see I was a smoker a serious smoker that got through 40-50 a day.

Here in NZ they taxed the crap out of cigarettes in the mis conception that expense would stop people smoking the stupid bastards don't know their nose from their arse, money or lack of it never stopped any addiction all it did was leave less money in the pockets of lower socio-economic peoples.
What did they do? They spent the extra on their ciggies and less on their kids food and clothing.
It was alright for people like me that were earning in the high 70ks but the majority of smokers were not so lucky, in fact the Maori population have the highest incedence of smoking than any other ethnic group in the country.
We sat down one day and did a rough calculation of the tax collected on tobacco products in NZ and the entire health budget was less than the tax collected on tobacco.
So don't tell me that these politicians are not on their own special agenda of social engineering because from where I sit I can see no other reason for making smoking the big bad wolf.
Think about it how many people have been proved to have contracted lung cancer from passive smoking?
To my knowledge it has never been proven but on the other hand how many innocent people have been killed by some drunken driver?
How many families have been devastated because one of the parents was a drunk and either physically or emotionall abused their family through the effects of alcohol?
So why have the politicians not taken up that banner, because most of them couldn't get through a normal day without bolstering their stupidity with alcohol.
Hypocrites one and all.

OK I know this will not have gone down real well with some but quite frankly I don't give a rats arse at least these are my honest beliefs and I am sick of the way smokers have been made lepers in their own society and drunks who kill the innocent are barely even mentioned in the press./

If you agree let me know and your reasons.

On the other hand if you disagree let me know with your reasons.

brute472 74M
3480 posts
9/11/2006 8:29 pm

Fly I don't want to burst your bubble but smoking is a drug and I know having been addicted to it for more years than I can remember.
It is harder to kick than heroin I am told.
But don't feel bad about it as we were led to believe that smoking was quite ok and now some do-gooders have decided we suck well frankly I think they suck.
Have one for me.

brute472 74M
3480 posts
9/10/2006 10:08 pm

    Quoting rm_mzhunyhole:
    Ya keep those sweet comments up..I might have to start saving for a plane ticket..ya sweetie.
I only speak the truth, and you have your man so don't get side tracked even though I would love to meet you in person.When I come over to see my special friend I will make sure we visit.

brute472 74M
3480 posts
9/10/2006 8:28 pm

    Quoting economickrisis:
    Like you, a bloke demands the right to kill meself any bloody way I want to. These anti-smoking buggers are a bunch of wowsers. After smoking theyre gunna ban fartin in elevators.
Haven't they got around to banning fartin over there yet?

economickrisis 54M

9/10/2006 5:16 pm

Like you, a bloke demands the right to kill meself any bloody way I want to. These anti-smoking buggers are a bunch of wowsers. After smoking theyre gunna ban fartin in elevators.

brute472 74M
3480 posts
9/10/2006 5:16 pm

    Quoting ShayeDK:
    Great post sweetie and I couldn't agree more!

    For every TV warning they come out with in showing the dangers of smoking, I have yet to see one that shows what awful damage alcohol does to the body.
    I have known more people that died from the effects of alcohol than I have from cigarettes.

    I also detest being viewed as the scum of the earth to be targeted for my habit when it is LEGAL and the state in which I live is making lots of money off of my habit.

    I would never be one to promote smoking and I bend over backwards to make sure my smoke doesn't invade the space of non-smokers and children, but when you come onto my turf and the smoke drifts your way, either deal with it or find the door.
You see it just shows how hypocritacal governments are.
I'll sit right beside you when you have a smoke cause I love second hand smoke.
It comes from being a non practising smoker because like alcohol once addicted it stays with you for life.
I could light up and enjoy a smoke at any time but I don't want to let myself down as it has been a struggle to stay off them.
I will never condemn smokers for they only hurt themselves but alcohol kills innocents.
Big hug and hope the trip went well.

brute472 74M
3480 posts
9/10/2006 4:05 am

    Quoting shyvixen1962:
    Excellent post and I agree with you!!
    Our governments are slowly taking more and more control of the common people's lives ~ a scary thought!

    peace and healing
hi Shy,

I take it the Aussie government are as stupid as ours as far as anti smoking legislation is concerned.
Over her I think a packet of 25's costs around $17 how stupid is that.
Hope you are well big hugz.

brute472 74M
3480 posts
9/10/2006 3:59 am

    Quoting rm_mzhunyhole:
    Hey..ya know what I said..ya got a light?Good post..they should make alcohol cost so much..nobody can afford it.
Hey can I stand close and breathe in the second hand smoke cause I still love the smell of burning tobacco.

brute472 74M
3480 posts
9/10/2006 3:55 am

Even though I have given up it really does make me angry that one part of our society are being made to feel they are less than others.

Thanks for the visit. (I hope this is the right smiley)

brute472 74M
3480 posts
9/10/2006 3:52 am

Sometimes I get angry as you cansee I am not always evenly balanced as you were beginning to think.

lovemetouchme5 51F
2102 posts
9/9/2006 9:02 pm

I definitely agree Brute!


twirly_girl 47F

9/9/2006 10:13 am

Here, here!
Great post.


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