Pointed out by Email and in comments is the news that the Hippocratic Oafs have decided they want tobacco sales banned to anyone born after 2000.
Then they just wait for us all to die. Final solution.
Anyone born in 2000 turns 14 this year. They are, under current law, still four years away from being able to legally get hold of any cigarettes. Therefore the empty suits of the BMA believe that no 14-year-olds smoke while simultaneously wailing that more children are smoking. And to think, I once imagined that it was just the general public who were irredeemably stupid.
(Updated to add) – Cocaine used to be legal. So, we just have to wait until the last old coke-head dies and there’ll be no more cocaine use, right?
I don’t think children should smoke. Or drink too much booze. Or get involved with drugs and many other things. Not for moral or aesthetic reasons but for biological ones. A developing body is at far higher risk of damage than one that’s finished growing and is now just maintaining itself. Get through childhood alive and well and you can then survive pretty much anything as an adult.
At the same time, all this ‘Thou must not’ is a red rag to a bull as far as children are concerned. Always has been and always will be. Tell a child over and over that they can’t have something and they will just want it all the more.
Well, apart from the easily indoctrinated. The Aberdeen Press and Journal (no link, they are pay to view, but the Mail will pick up on this in a day or so when a bored hack notices it) today ran another antismoker hate campaign devised by Dr. Simple. Here he is in all his high-health appearance. I wish his parents had named him Simon. They did do the right thing with his initials, at least. Must have been foresight.
He now has another batch of made-up numbers proving that smoke indoors, in a modern double-glazed hermetically sealed house with no chimney, doesn’t go away as fast as smoke outdoors. Gosh. Cutting edge or what? Wait till you get to the bottom of that link and see how much the lottery paid him to do it. You think you did well with that little win last week? These buggers win every time you buy a ticket.
So he wants to indoctrinate your children to make you leave your own house (the one you, not your children, are paying for) to smoke.
In cases where there is a smoker and nonsmoker living together, married or otherwise, they have had no problem up to now. That is changing. More and more smokers are complaining that their non-smoking partner is suddenly an antismoker. Add in the cheeldren’s school-indoctrinated whines and there can be only one result.
The breakup of marriages and relationships and the destruction of the family. That sounds familiar. Could that have been the long term plan all along?
Then the fat/thin relationships, the ‘I like booze’/’I prefer tea’ ones and right on down to the ones where the chips come with salt or without. Every relationship has two people in it and somewhere, every relationship has a difference between those two people that can be exploited to drive them apart.
If only the Marx Brothers had let the fifth one, Karl, be in the films, none of this would have happened. It’s all Groucho’s fault. He was jealous of Karl’s facial hair.
It might also have been because Karl just wasn’t funny at all. He still isn’t and never will be.