Just a quickie. Shifts at work are all over the place because of Christmas and new year so my sleep pattern is wrecked. Back to normal next week.
There was a little story in the Sun (the paper version) today about smoking. I read it in the staff room but can’t find anything on their labyrinthine website. I expect the Mail will run it tomorrow. They love a good smoker-hate story.
Smoking now causes Alzheimer’s disease (No, it doesn’t). It also now causes back pain apparently, and it makes your teeth fall out and your brain shrivel into a blob of electric protoplasm that couldn’t think its way into a fag packet. There were a host of other ridiculous things too. All caused by smoking.
Nobody is ever going to find a cure for any of these things because if a researcher so much as suggests that they could be caused by something else, and not smoking, they will be laughed at. No research will happen to find cures for any of the things now attributed to smoking. Which is now just about everything. Smoking causes illness and that’s that. No further research will be undertaken.
If you get ill you must be a smoker. Or live with a smoker. Or met one once, or saw a picture of one on TV. There is no other cause of illness in the medical mind at all.
When I had that horrible camera stuck where no man should ever have a camera inserted, the first question I was asked was ‘do you smoke?’ Naturally I asked why that would be relevant – the doc said, and actually genuinely believes, that smoking causes bladder cancer. Which means non-smokers can never get it.
Medical science is dead. Smoking didn’t kill it.
Well, best get some sleep. Tomorrow I have to get in a stock of whisky for New Year’s Eve.
I wonder if there are any diseases left for whisky to cause? My experience suggests that whisky actually cures all the things smoking causes, because I don’t have any of them.