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Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Fag Matters - Scotland's "Biggest Killer"

FagTalking of drugs, as we are currently doing, I see that Nanny's other pet hate (fags) has been the subject of some recent discussion in Scotland.

Fags, as we now know, are almost on the same level as cocaine (which itself is around as third as harmful as booze); although they are a lot cheaper than coke, and raise significant revenue for Nanny.

Anyhoo, Ash Scotland (the Scottish anti-smoking charity) recently called for a "consultation" on banning smoking in vehicles in Scotland.

LOL!

Whenever I hear the word "consultation" spewed forth by Nanny and her acolytes, I instinctively reach for my sickbag. "Consultation" means that Nanny has already come to her conclusion, and is merely seeking a way to justify it to the media and the public.

Ash Scotland are of the view that fags are "Scotland's biggest killer".

Are they sure?

Wasn't Scottish Nanny recently saying that obesity was Scotland's biggest killer, or was it booze (the threat always seems to chnage at Nanny's whim)?

Ash Scotland have published their views in "Beyond Smoke Free", which calls for a consultation on introducing legislation to ban smoking in vehicles and the development of "robust" intermediate and endpoint targets (whatever that means - why is Nanny incapable of speaking in plain English?) to reduce the effects of passive smoking in the home and in vehicles.

Given how "dangerous" Ash believes "second hand smoke" in cars is, will they also be banning cars as well (given that the pollution from cars is far more detrimental to everyone's health and the environment than fag smoke)?

Oh, one more point, this proposal means that the hapless smoker will be able to light up as soon as he/she crosses the border into England. That rather makes a mockery of it doesn't it?

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6 comments:

  1. I can see one major problem for nanny in this policy; if she makes smoking more and more difficult to do and fewer people smoke, it follows that there will be fewer fag packets about.....This begs the question; where will she be able to write her policies down in the future?

    I don't smoke, I hate the smell of smoke, I hate the mess smokers leave outside my house whilst waiting at the bus stop there however, I do not want a total ban; I think adults should be able to make up their own minds as to whether they pollute their own bodies with smoke and I also feel it should be the exclusive juristiction of parents, to decide what is in their children's best interests, not Nanny.

    Another example of divide and rule; a divided population is easier to control.

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  2. Uncle John12:10 PM

    I like the fact that restaurants are now 'smoke free'.

    One can sit in comfort before a lovely wood fire, appreciating the smell of pine logs, in the romantic glow of wax candles.
    Perhaps nibbling smoked salmon on toast while drinking a coktail with a lit sparkler in it and watching the chefs 'char-grill' your chosen meal (those lovely sticky brown stripes that show it was done 'properly').

    Followed by Crepes Suzette (Flambed - of course). And then- to a comfortable lounge to drink 'High Roast' coffee around an incense burner.

    Perfect prelude to "Firework night" celebrations.

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  3. That reminds me Tonk, is this like the ban at smoking in bus stations and stops? Universally ignored and nearly impossible to enforce?

    Myself, I'm glad that I don't have to share restaurants with smokers (ex-smoker that I am), but banning it in people's cars? Come on!

    What next? Bans in the home, in the garden...

    Why doesn't Nanny just come out with it and announce a ban on smoking altogether? Oh, that would cost tax revenue...

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  4. "...this proposal means that the hapless smoker will be able to light up as soon as he/she crosses the border into England."

    Yes, like they did before 1st July 2007. Pubs in Carlisle were overflowing for a couple of years...then 'it' crossed the border, so now they are all closed.

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  5. Yes uncle John you should be delighted now that you have driven the smokers out of thier traditional haunts,and given them no alternative.Resturants used to be the places where the intollerant could guarantee the absence of a snooker que in thier dinners and were happy to leave the plebs to thier beer and fags,but it is no fun unless one can impose thier preferences upon someone else,so the plebs had to be removed from pubs also,so you can eat your salmon in self-righteous peace,i am not a smoker,but draw the line at depriving people of thier fondest vices,now all the pubs smell of cheap deodorant and plastic,another piece of old England murdered by conceit.

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  6. Anonymous9:16 PM

    Sadly the masses will continue to buy into the junk science and lies because decades of conditioning makes them incapable of doing otherwise.

    Those who can still read or who are in any doubt about the path we are on should read this book, first published about ten years ago and now available as a free download:

    The Deliberate Dumbing Down Of America

    http://spktruth2power.wordpress.com/2009/06/08/the-deliberate-dumbing-down-of-america-free-e-book/

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