A few posts back, someone sent this link. Sorry to those who've sent in links I haven't covered yet. there are so many it's hard to keep up!
These are charlatans looking to make money out of the smokophobia craze sweeping the world. So, let's play.
Nicotine is an alkaloid poison in tobacco
Nicotine is a precursor of vitamin B3. Hardly a poison. In concentrated form it can be dangerous (as can most vitamins) but in real life, it's as poisonous as caffeine. Which is also dangerous if you take too much.
and is approved by the FDA for use in insecticides.
It is a natural insecticide. It is poisonous to insects because it paralyses insect flight muscle. I don't know about you , but I don't have any of those. Caffeine is another natural insecticide which is why coffee grounds from my espresso machine go in the compost, along with the contents of ashtrays. If you like chocolate, remember that it kills dogs and other species that are far more closely related to you than is a bluebottle.
It has many deleterious effects on human body
Really? Vitamin B3 is bad for you? Oh, that is going to cause problems for nonsmokers. Tough.
and is a marker for cigarette smoking and other forms of tobacco use including pipe smoking, tobacco chewing and cigar smoking.
A marker? Can't you tell by the smell? Oh, that's right, it was another of those things. You know. What are they called? Ah, I remember. Lies.
Nicotine test kits measure cotinine, one of many metabolites or breakdown products of nicotine and is a good identifier of recent tobacco use.
It's also a good identifier of recent tomato or potato use. Hey, healthy non-smokers. You'll test positive too. You aren't worried, are you? They'll believe you. Sure they will.
This is where it turns from amusing little scam into the just plain vicious.
Nicotine test kits are sometimes used as part of pre-employment screening by some organizations and agencies that prefer non-smoking employees.
Change that around a bit.
Photos are demanded on CVs so that employers and agencies who prefer a particular skin colour can pre-screen candidates.
Questions on ethnicity, sexual preference, gender and religion are used as part of pre-employment screening by some organisations and agencies that prefer particular, Aryan, attributes.
How do those versions feel? How are you, non-smokers who might be black or Muslim or gay or female, feeling now?
What would you like to do about an organisation promoting such discrimination? Well, if that really happened you could call the police. There are laws to protect you.
Smokers feel the same way about the original wording. There are no laws to protect us. Just the opposite. We have no option to call the police. The police are happy to see us attacked in the street. No doubt they would then arrest us for bleeding on the pavement under littering laws.
We are to be tested for smoking because it's legal to deny a job to a smoker. Can't they tell by the smell? No, because that's all lies too. There is no test for crack cocaine because it's not legal to deny a job to an addict. It's not legal to deny a job based on religion or race or gender or sexual preference. It is legal to expel smokers. The smokophobes will rejoice.
Then they'll have a potato salad just before their job interview. And be rejected because they have cotinine in them.
Don't come crying to us, smokophobes. You are not one of us. You are, forever, the enemy.
You did this. Reap the rewards.