Via The Filthy Engineer comes this long but very interesting article that demonstrates exactly where the likes of ASH came from, why antismokers think and behave as they do, why the medical profession really seeks to eliminate smokers and whose ideology they are following to the letter. It might come as a shock to a few antismokers. Not those in ASH, of course. It will come as no surprise at all to smokers.
What is coming next? Well, this time via Smoking Hot, we hear that smokers in an Irish football stadium must wear a smoker's wristband and go outside to smoke. This does not apply to the elite, who can smoke inside the stadium and their sycophants will declare it 'legal'.
At the moment, that wristband is like those stamps they used to put on your hand in nightclubs so you could go outside and get back in without paying again. At the moment.
Bearing in mind the origins of the methodology of smoking control, as described in the first link, making smokers wear a form of badge does not sit comfortably with me.
I am willing to bet that there are smokophobes reading this who are all for the idea. Aren't you?
And when it all comes crashing down, as it always does, those smokophobes will defend their firing of the ovens with the same excuse their kind have always used.
"I was only obeying orders."