All entries for Sunday 01 July 2007
July 01, 2007
Writing about web page http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6258034.stm
I couldn't be happier that there's a ban on smoking; I don't know about you, but I'm guessing that if you're not in favour of it then you're probably a smoker and therefore a damned fool, and as an idiot you opinion is automatically worthless...
I've never been able to understand the attraction of smoking; it doesn't achieve anything - alcohol generally makes you merry and kills you, drugs make you see pretty colours and kill you, smoking just kills you...
For the record, smoking does not give you a high; smoking gives you a low because of withdrawal and then the actual smoking gives you a normal. And it kills you. It also kills everyone around you. Slowly. At least the other vices only kill other people by your actions while under the influence (drink-driving, for example); it's the smoking itself that kills the others. (And as we all know, killing Others - while always morally questionable - can only be excused if you're LOST...)
As for the question of reduced revenue from alcohol, I think the important questions are "are there more smokers or non-smokers in the country?", "by how much?", and "if non-smokers are the majority (as I do so hope), how many will now start/resume going to the pub?".
So, hooray for the smoking ban.