I’ve been working on some ideas for cartoons of prod-nosed, pursed-lipped antismokers. Someone else has been too:
The anti-smoking puritan.
Nose: Permanently crinkled as a pre-emptive defence against the foul odour of tobacco smoke
Voice: Tighter than piano wire
Overall expression: A sort of sanctimonious disgust
Overweening passion: Hatred for smoking that regularly skirts the psychopathic…
But how’s this for psychopathic hatred?
The father of a terminally ill man yesterday called on health bosses to let his son have a fag at the hospital where he is being cared for.
Forty-two-year-old Sean Major suffers from degenerative illness Huntington’s Disease, and until recently he was able to enjoy a cigarette in the grounds of Paisley’s Dykebar Hospital.
But his father Joe, 77, said patients have now been banned from smoking in the hospital grounds, and this means Sean is being deprived of his last pleasure in life.
Mr Major explained: “It used to be Sean could smoke outside. It wasn’t inside the hospital, it was outside and in an area away from everyone else.“
But the hospital has banned smoking outside in the grounds now and that means Sean can’t smoke at all.
“And he can’t leave the hospital for a smoke.
“Huntington’s is a degenerative illness and smoking is all that Sean has got left.
“They can surely let him have a cigarette somewhere.”
I couldn’t put it better than Nisakiman:
“Bastards. Complete and utter bastards.”
Beirut: Daesh has started an anti-smoking campaign through billboards of its de facto capital Al Raqqa and in its online propaganda — testimony that the terrorist organisation is alive and well despite non-stop air strikes from Syrian, American and Russian airplanes.
Billboards sprung up on the streets of Al Raqqa saying: “Smoking has killed millions.” Next to the crimson text is the graphic photo of a blood-dripping cigarette perched on the corner of an ashtray. Unlike the case in 2010, when a smoking ban was briefly implemented by the Syrian government and then broken by society, restaurateurs, and coffee-shop owners, these billboards were not signed off by the Ministry of Health but by Daesh.
The anti-smoking ad is trendy and far from amateurish, appearing to be cleverly crafted by graphic designers, much like Daesh’s online magazine Dabiq. The objective, of course, is religious puritanism and not health awareness.
Is it any different in the so-called ‘civilised’ western world? Antismoking is just as much religious puritanism here as it is there. We even get exactly the same kind of sick, twisted antismoking ads. And we have Daesh-equivalent bastards running Paisley’s Dykebar Hospital.
What’s the point of bombing Daesh in Syria when the same psychopaths are everywhere in our own so-called ‘Public Health’?
On the bright side, you can now use Google Street View to walk around the British Museum. You can even smoke while you wander around it.