CR's who have/do smoke
Posted 17 February 2012 - 04:59 PM
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Posted 17 February 2012 - 06:00 PM
I saw little point up till now in responding to you 'c2105026', but the following mindset/ignorance annoys me...
Justification of smoking needs to stop, as the activity affects us all, whether directly or indirectly. If a choice didn't have this impact on society then knock yourself out - yet smoking does - period!
I'm going for a run... where I know there are potential risks to my wellbeing... but it's not a wilful act of harm in light of the evidence we have before us.
Posted 17 February 2012 - 06:16 PM
I see this as a case of one or 2 people not having the faintest clue about what they are actually against.
There is also the question of genetics - some will get cancer and some won't purely due to genes. In addition someone who smokes 1 cigarette a day will have a different risk profile as compared to one person having one pack a day. Eg. Linda McCartney was a vegetarian, but died of breast cancer (not smoking related but still an example).
The only way to stay 100% safe is to stay in bed and not do anything - indeed as Undercover Brother has suggested we all choose our shades of grey. Some choose a shade of grey to be fat, thin, smoker, non-smoker; I believe we have a right to choose what we do with our bodies; indeed we have a right to be obese and heavy drinkers should we choose to; but the right to smoke is slowly diminishing. It has since been discovered there is no safe level of alcohol consumption regarding cancer risk - are we going to go to prohibition now?
With my semi-regular indulgence in tobacco products I have thrown a bit of caution into the wind. But, it is MY caution to throw into the wind, not yours. I respect your choice to not smoke; I expect the same in kind.
Have skimmed over plain packaging research as supplied; I note it has not been trialled in the real world, only in clinical settings. I maintain my doubt that it will work but, we'll see
You still have my sympathies, and I extend my sympathies to those that know and love you. Because smoking is such a pointless activity - one that free choice allows - with such horrible consequences, I know what a senseless loss feels like. Last word from me, 'Don't Smoke'
Posted 26 February 2012 - 12:37 PM
Posted 26 February 2012 - 12:56 PM