MYTHS & EXCUSES.
in response to David
Hockney's letter to the Guardian, printed 1st
You're invading my civil liberty by imposing your
will on me.
You lock yourself in your yellowing, smelly, dank
home and smoke yourself to death at my pleasure. But
don't you impose your foul-smelling, filthy, harmful
fag smoke onto me. I have as much right to enjoy a
meal, a social event or a game of snooker without
YOUR disgusting habit being imposed on me.
There's no evidence that passive smoking is harmful.
there is a huge amount of evidence to suggest that
it is harmful and you do not know that it ISN'T harmful.
Why would any sane individual wish to gamble the health
of innocent strangers around them? This is a limp
defence by people who are too feeble-minded and weak
to take responsibility for the harm that they place
in others' way and quit their wasteful, disgusting
Smoking actually contributes a net-gain to the exchequer
when you compare tax-revenue raised to cost on the
wonderful. Maybe we should legalise and tax heroin,
get half the population hooked and then plough the
cash into another fucking war? What sort of flat view
do you have of your selfish behaviour? "It's
OK that I'm pissing off people in the same room as
me, imposing on their wish to enjoy their meal without
coughing my foul nicotine and chocking the air their
kids are breathing because I've contributed more in
tax then I've cost the country - bugger everyone who's
sick or dying as a direct or indirect result of my
I need to unwind; smoking helps this and calms my
AND EGG. You wouldn't need to smoke to calm your nerves
if you weren't addicted to your cancer-sticks in the
first place you fool. So, why don't you and your yellow-toothed
mates waste hours every day smoking and chatting rather
than working? After all, your non-smoking colleagues
can keep your firm running whilst you're puffing tar
into your lungs.
When I was young we didn't know it was dangerous.
you do now. So stop making excuses, shut up and quit.
Banning the sale of cigarettes will simply hand the
business over to the mafia - you can't stop people
doing what they want.
well then we'll legalise all harmful acts to ensure
that no criminal can profit from them. HOW NAIVE DO
YOU HAVE TO BE? There is much evidence which points
towards illegal tobacco smuggling carried out by the
world's largest cigarette manufacturers - by buying
their products you are already supporting the mafia.
It's my life - if I want to shorten it then that's
IT ISN'T JUST YOUR LIFE YOU CONCEITED ARSE. You share
public spaces - pubs, parks, clubs, restaurants -
with others and your fags are stinking the place up.
If you want me to afford you the respect to chose,
then show me some respect and don't go puffing on
your sick-making chokers when I'm around.