Big Antismoking

I didn’t know there was such a huge business involved in hating smokers. There is a National Centre For Training Life Controlling Busybodies.

Yes, they make their living training arseholes to be bigger arseholes and spewing hate and lies about 20% of the population.

The have a section on Electrofag too. Basically, reducing your smoking with occasional use of Electrofag is not considered a good thing. You must stop completely so you can not-enjoy the rest of your miserable existence on this overtaxed and over-controlled world.

Your life, you see, isn’t yours. It belongs to people who have no life.

They don’t care about smokers. We are cattle to them. We are how they make money and they do not want us to stop smoking. Like ASH and all the others, they want to keep nagging at us and keep the money flowing.

If we all stopped buying tobacco, all of these people would be out of a job. It is not in their interests to succeed in their stated aims, it is in their interests to keep piling more and more shit on the smokers (and vapers, you guys needn’t get smug) but not actually making them stop.

It’s a hate machine and it has more and more adherents every day.

Soon I will have a garden again. And a greenhouse.

Tobacco is very easy to grow, and (currently) legal too.

5 thoughts on “Big Antismoking

  1. Looked at its financials at CompanyCheck – don’t think it will be in ‘business’ in a few years time.

    From an initial (likely taxpayer) grant of £3,363,937 in 2010 cash in hand is now half that and staff salaries down from £586,253 in 2012 to £157,229 in 2015 (latter most of the profit). Sales also down. Minimal activity on twatter and farcebook since 2015.

    Its sole director, Dr James Mcewan is an ASH director and has a privately owned company that provides smoking advice and training (AJM CONSULTANCY LIMITED, with only limited financial details published online but a large cash injection in 2011-12).

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  2. Leggy, did I ever post this for your perusal?

    Solanesol: a review of its resources, derivatives, bioactivities, medicinal applications, and biosynthesis

    A snippet

    “Solanesol is widely used in the pharmaceutical industry as a critical intermediate for the synthesis of ubiquinone drugs (e.g., coenzyme Q10) (Zhao et al. 2006b; Tian et al. 2010; Xiao et al. 2010; Athiyaman and Sankaranarayanan 2014). Moreover, solanesol possesses antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, and anti-ulcer activities (Serebryakov and Nigmatov 1990; Khidyrova and Shakhidoyatov 2002; Guo et al. 2008; Li and Chase 2010), and solanesol derivatives have anti-oxidant and antitumour activities, as well as other bioactivities (Enokida et al. 2002; Sidorova et al. 2002; Zhao et al. 2006a; Wang et al. 2007; Abdin and Homouda 2008; Srivastava et al. 2009; Bentinger et al. 2010; Qin et al. 2014). Solanesol derivatives can be used for the treatment of cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), and wound healing (Srivastava et al. 2009; Hu and Wang 2011; Wang et al. 2013a, b). The demand for solanesol has been increasing because of its medicinal applications.”

    It’s a long read but worth it, in my opinion at least.

    For anyone unfamiliar with this important component of the tobacco leaf , it’s part of the composite usually presented to the public as “tar” or very rarely, depending on who is talking, as “tobacco smoke condensate”


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