The smoking ban was never about health. The costs of smoking to the NHS, as shown in the previous post, are trivial compared to the overall costs of allegedly smoking related illnesses caught be people who have never smoked - so even if we give up smoking, we can still get them and as ex-smokers they will still be classed as smoking-related illnesses. The true figure for actual active smokers getting ill is much lower, and since non-smokers also get these illnesses, the true figure for illnesses actually caused by smoking is even lower still.
It's all been a scam. Smokers knew that. Publicans and restauranteurs knew it too, even as they nailed the boards and the 'closed' signs over their windows. Train operators knew that people smoking on a windswept platform posed no risk to anyone but they banned it anyway. Out of pure, malicious, spite.
Passive smoking appears on no death certificate anywhere and nobody has proved any link between a smoker and a non-smoker's illness. Anti-smokers complain about 'the smell' which offends their delicate little nostrils and complain about having to wash their hair once in a while. I wash mine every day, which is why I don't smell of tobacco.
They complain about smokers in the street, which is where they demanded we be put, rather than indoors in places they never visit and where they didn't have to see us. They complain about us in pub beer gardens in summer when they want to sit out there and pay no mind to the fact that we were out there in the snow and the rain. Because they didn't want us indoors to spoil their twee and feeble little lives by doing something they don't like. There is no passive smoking. There is certainly no third-hand smoke. If you pass a smoker in the street you will not die from one little trace of smoke in among all those traffic fumes, but I now really, really wish you would.
Because you have demonised us and looked down on us and pretended it was for the cheeeldren when you banned us from places that don't allow children, pretended it was for health costs which are less than what it costs to treat your dementia, pretended that we were damaging you just by existing in places you never visited and still don't and even pretended we were causing global warming. All of it based on lies. Every word of it.
The final, absolute proof? They are now targeting Electrofag. Which leaves no residue and no lingering odour of any kind. Which contains none of the 400 chemicals in smoke from burning plant material other than nicotine - and it doesn't even have to contain that. You can use it to produce nicotine-free flavoured steam.
Obo pointed the way to this one and very wisely ducked. There is also this one.
They want to regulate it as a pharmaceutical. They don't want to do that to tobacco and its 400 chemicals. They want to do it to Electrofag which contains about five, none of them harmful and two of which are already pharmaceutical grade - the nicotine and the propylene glycol.
All you antismokers cheering, consider this. We are going to smoke. If we can't have Electrofag any more we will go back to tobacco. Those who have switched completely from tobacco to Electrofag will switch back. Gum and patches are no good, it's the action of smoking that smokers enjoy. The gum is as bitter as an ASH activist and the patches are as irritating as a fake cough. Especially the fake cough produced by the hideous old bat who passed me in the street as I was rolling a cigarette. Cough cough cough. Pathetic. At least wait until I light it before pretending it bothers you.
It's the action of smoking that bothers you people. Not the smell. Not the health. Not the pretendy science that backs up every damn report ever issued. It's the sight of someone enjoying something that you don't like.
This demand for pharmaceutical regulation is a de-facto ban. It takes years, and millions, to run the trials required for this and guess what? ASH will lie about the results. We know, now, that there will be no harmful effects of Electrofag at all even though ASH are pretending that a whiff of steam will instantly kill every non-smoker within a hundred yards. Oh, I wish.
The tobacco ban was never about harm reduction. It was always about enjoyment reduction and control.
There were Electrofag users who cosied up to the likes of ASH, just as CAMRA have always done, in the hope that these witchfinders would pass them by. Well, you misread the signs. it's not tobacco they want to get rid of, it's enjoyment. You can have nicotine as a patch that will give you a rash or as a gum that tastes like the arse of a badger that's been out for sixteen pints and a vindaloo. You cannot have it in any form that resembles smoking. Why? Because ASH and their pharmers want to crop your income for themselves. They are setting about eradicating competition. Not protecting your health. Protecting their income. It's all they really do and you useful idiots have been a big help to them so far.
I have been reasonable in the past when faced with an antismoker. You don't like it, I don't do it when you're around. Well, no more. You can all get cancer and die for all I care and if I am to be blamed for that then you can rest assured I will do anything I can to make it happen. Why not? I'll get the blame anyway.
This was bound to come. I thought it would take longer. The attack on a harmless nicotine inhaler that doesn't even inconvenience a non-smoker is the final proof.
It's all been a con. A money-making scam for ASH and the pharmaceuticals.
And you idiots helped them. For free.