|Originally posted by jyarddog:
ah yes! Again we see the holier-than-thou attitudes of non-smokers with their agenda to make others live the way THEY think we should live. I smoke. I shouldn't. I will continue to smoke until I feel damned good and ready to quit. I make every effort in the world to smoke away from others. if I notice my smoke traveling in the direction of a non-smoking individual, I try to change positions so that the smoke doesn't reach them. This is so even outside where I shouldn't have to do this, but I do. it's just courtesy.
But do we see the same courtesy from others? No. I have seen some people who are about 40 feet away from me, walking past, who will change the direction of their walk, come over close to me and fake a great big cough and walk off with a grin. But then I suppose there are some of you here who think this is ok.
Ciggy co's have lied to us, so have the anti-smoking people lied to us... just as much.
Now, go take a few runs and be happy.
I sincerely feel sorry for you because it sounds like you're really hooked on those things and I know what that's like for I used to smoke 1 1/2 packs a day. It took 7 times but I was finally able to quit them. You are so right about the lies. I went to a stop smoking course with my wife for moral support when she wanted to quit and the things we found out would curdle your blood! If you ever get a chance or can find a copy, watch "Marlboro Man". This was a video that was bought my the tobacco companies and they destroyed every copy (they thought). But after a number of years, a pirated copy surfaced.
Another interesting fact I found out about a dozen years ago was this. The tobacco companies wanted to develop new markets and so they marketed "nicotine strong" cigarettes in Asia and Africa. Then after a few years when the market has grown to a good size, they changed the amount of nicotine in each cigarette by a sizeable margin, so those smokers now had to smoke, and of course, buy more cigarettes to satisfy their need for nicotine. ...........Wicked greed or what, eh?
I hope you soon find the desire and support to quit and wish all smokers were as considerate as you. Heck, I wish non-smokers were as considerate as you. I'm sure we do some pretty inconsiderate things that irritate others.