One Day

They never stop, do they?

Taking Liberties:

Lib Dem peer bidding to extend smoking ban to outside areas thanks ASH for its “assistance”

People like MP Mark Pritchard and Baroness Northover never stop working to completely exclude smokers from society.

They never stop working to diminish and defame smokers.

They never stop working to discriminate against smokers.

Do they really think that they can remake society?

Who else do they want to exclude from their ideal world?

Who do they think they are?

I don’t think they have a hope in hell in succeeding with what they’re trying to do. I don’t think any one bunch of people can ever decide what everyone else will think. I think it’s sheer conceit on their part. I think they’re doomed to failure.

Perhaps it once was possible when everybody read the same newspaper and watched the same TV channel and attended the same church which preached the same message, and excluded all dissenting voices. But the internet era is one of a growing plurality of news sources, a plurality of religious beliefs, and a plurality of different and conflicting messages. It’s getting harder and harder to get people to all think the exact same way. The antismoking agenda is just one message among many. And for any one message there will always be a counter-message. For everyone who says that smoking is bad for you there will be someone else who says that smoking is good for you (e.g. protects against Covid-19). The louder that any one message gets shouted, the stronger the reaction against it will be. There’s always a reaction.

There’s never going to be a “smoke-free” world. There are far too many people who don’t want such a world.

I think that the end result of all the current exclusion and defamation and discrimination against smokers will be a rise in the status of smokers. They’ll be recognised as another minority in need of protection, like blacks and gays and women.

It hasn’t happened yet.

But it will.

One day it will.



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15 Responses to One Day

  1. Timothy Goodacre says:

    These people will never stop until they achieve prohibition. They are stealing our liberty and must be confronted. We have conceded too much already.

  2. Александра Собина says:

    They can be stopped only by low. Agree, they must be confronted. They are also stealing our money for years and I bet they enjoy it.

  3. Smoking Lamp says:

    The antismoker persecution must stop, We must demand an end th tobacco control tyranny. A first step is to demand repeal or revision of smoking bans. Next abolish the FCTC,

  4. waltc says:

    They’re succeeding in remaking society in so many drastic and previously unthinkable ways because so few people are pointing out–screaming–that the emperor is stark raving naked and stark raving mad. In fact people are going along with transexual visits to kindergarten storytime and soul-searching for their own subliminal racism while happily becoming outraged by the newly discovered imperfections of long dead men whose decapitated statues rate mass applause. They’ve already succeeded beyond imagination in getting people to fear wisps of smoke only perceptible through binoculars so why would they fail in their ultimate mission? I fear they’ll have to go all the way with everything until there’s finally a counter-revolution.

  5. Dmitry says:

    But they do fail sometimes, especially if they get no additional impulse and money. I keep on thinking: where is that ugly bunch, MeToo? Disappered from view completely, did they? Have they changed the world? Or have they fizzled out, washed away by some much more terrible waves? Have they succeeded in changing the way men talk to women? Of course, it may be that I’m talking about their complete inability to get traction in Russia only…

  6. Rose says:

    It was originally a New Labour plan introduced by Andy Burnham.
    2 February 2010

    “People are still smoking in the street, outside the office, in the hotel car park. Look at that chap, smoking in the pub garden. Let’s make up a new rule and say, you can’t smoke in that garden, it’s a health risk. Yes, I’m aware that smoke rises and keeps going up until it’s dispersed into the atmosphere, but it’s possible that some pub employee could be passing overhead in, say, a hot air balloon at 9,000 feet, could inhale a trace element of nicotine and suffer in the future from a slight cough, and because of this high risk factor, we’ve told the pub owner to ban smoking in the open air, among the innocent, tobacco-free trees …

    Pardon the sarcasm but, sometimes, the anti-smoking lobby sound like sadistic children, dreaming up ever-more elaborate ways to torment people engaged in a perfectly legal activity. The health secretary, Andy Burnham, has proudly announced that he’s going to ban smoking in pub gardens and office doorways “to help reduce passive smoking”

    Shortly before they got slung out of power for the first time in 13 years.

    Plain packaging was another New Labour plan to please the FCTC

    “Now that we’ve banned advertising and will soon see an end to attractive displays in shops,” says Mr Birdbrain, sounding smugger than a human really should, “the only remaining method of advertising tobacco is the packaging.” He wants to see only plain fag packets in the future. As if that will make a single smoker think: “Oh no! Twenty cigarettes with no mention of the words ‘Marlboro Lights’ anywhere! I’m so horrified, I will cease this filthy habit immediately.” Andy, seriously, if you’re desperate for a cigarette, issues such as artwork don’t come into your head”

  7. Doug says:

    We are now being told that we must live with COVID for a long time and that we must wear masks in public. Masks should also reduce SHS exposure. Therefore, Smoking Bans can be relaxed!

  8. Александра Собина says:

    Disaster. We have to wear muzzles in shops from today and on public transport.Muzzled world. And everyone just obey.

    • Rose says:

      I’ve been trying to use the mask my daughter made me, it’s a purple star field and most attractive, but round here very few people wear them and it just makes you look like a hypochondriac.

  9. Александра Собина says:

    There is some stuff for covid skeptics

    • Doug says:

      “eat out to help out” – I’m not going to help out – unless they say “enjoy a smoke too”.
      But the hospitality industry had no backbone when it came to SHS. So, I’m laughing at them now – “do what the medical professionals (?) say”

      • Rose says:

        Wouldn’t you be scared witless if you you got something like this on your doormat?

        ASH and Thompsons’ Tell Employers:
        Don’t Say You Weren’t Warned Over Secondhand Smoke

        “The hospitality trade faces a rising threat of legal action from employees whose health is damaged by secondhand smoke, after a new tie-up between health campaigning charity Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) and the UK’s largest personal injury and trade union law firm Thompsons was announced today.

        ASH has sent a registered letter to all the UK’s leading hospitality trade employers, warning them that the “date of guilty knowledge” under the Health and Safety at Work Act is now past, and that employers should therefore know of the risks of exposing their staff to secondhand smoke. Employers who continue to permit smoking in the workplace are therefore likely to be held liable by the courts for any health damage caused. ASH and Thompsons intend to use the letters in any future court cases as evidence that employers have been fully informed of the issue.

        ASH and Thompsons are also planning further steps to encourage employees who believe their health has been harmed by smoking in the workplace to seek legal advice on making a claim for compensation. These will be announced shortly.”

        Of course it was a bluff, but would you take that risk?

  10. Александра Собина says:

    ASH are bastards, no doubt, but why they are never asked to prove the bullshit they spreading around. It in fact is a hate crime, isn’t it?

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