I didn't even notice. Dick Puddlecote did.
Yesterday was No Tobacco day, and apparently millions tried to stop in honour of this Righteous religion of self-denial and fascist control.
Guess what I did yesterday?
I repotted my tobacco plants into 6-inch pots. I also smoked some rollups and tried some Condor for my pipe. Condor arrives just as I remember it. As little planks of compressed tobacco. Hmm, I could easily make that if I can get the initial processing right. I could use something based on a cheese-press design to make blocks and then cut that into planks. Blocks would be easy to store too.
I didn't know it was no-tobacco day in time to buy cigars. I'll get some tomorrow and have one in honour of the anitsmokers. Who, as pointed out by Kitler, really shouldn't be allowed to play with fire.
Note to ASH - Six percent success rate for the price you charge is nothing to crow about. There is only one successful stop-smoking method, one I have seen used many times and one which involves no withdrawal symptoms at all.
It involves the smoker thinking 'Nah, I don't want to do it any more' by a process that will be unimaginable to ASH. A process known as 'free will'.
This method not only has no withdrawal symptoms but does not turn the ex-smoker into a born-again non-smoker. It's no different to giving up trainspotting or stamp-collecting.
If you don't want to stop then either you won't, or you will accept being forced to and then spend the rest of your life raging against those who enjoy what you still want to enjoy but aren't allowed.
It's simple really.
I wish I had a cigar though.