Busy tonight so I'll just do a Hari during my smoke-break and give you other people's work to read.
The antismokers are having a day off from smoker-bashing. They are at the races. Naturally, they're bashing someone while they're there. It's what they do. Taking money from companies whose products might kill people is a bad thing. ASH insist on this absolutely.
As for the mortality of smokers versus the immorality of antismokers, listen to the wise words of Grandad.
Dick Puddlecote plans a visit to Stony Stratford and extends an open invite to all. Watch out for Unite Against Smokers turning up to counter-protest by whining and coughing and waving limp wrists.
Max Farquar has found something that even the Dreadful Arnott must agree is far more disgusting than smoking.
Finally, there is something out there that's killing 25 people a week, and doctors claim that only ten percent of cases are reported so the true figure is likely to be 250 a week. This terrible killer costs the NHS £466 million a year, and again, that's only ten percent of the true figure which would be around £4.5 billion. It kills faster than smoking has ever claimed to, and it costs the NHS more than the most lunatic assertion for the costs of smoking and yet there's not a peep out of ASH or any of the other Righteous groups. Nobody is demanding that the users of these substances pay for their own treatment, nobody is complaining about 'their taxes' paying the NHS to look after the victims of these substances, nobody is calling for the companies producing them to be silenced, ostracised and punished.
Why so silent, ASH? Could it be because it's your funders who kill people faster than the accumulated claimed deaths from anything that can be even remotely linked to smoking?
Who is 'in the pay of the killers' now, eh, Dreadful? Are you going to refuse sponsorship from them in the future, I wonder? Taking money from companies whose products kill people is bad, isn't that what you've just finished saying over at the race track? So you'll be sending that Pharma money back, I take it?
I won't be holding my breath. It makes it hard to smoke.