stop smoking (:
stop smoking (:
I am a non smoker and this is bullshit
I'm so sick of people thinking "ohh smoking is my choice and I'm just hurting my self..." bs! I've lived in apartment buildings since I moved out, everyone smokes. It's disgusting. You put everyone around you at risk. There have been studies in towns where they have banned smoking in apartment buildings and the heart attack rate during that time period went down over 70%! It's insanity.
So don't go around saying "I'm just hurting myself" when really you're hurting everyone around you, not to mention the strain you put on the healthcare system. You may not need it right now but when you're old you will barely be able to breathe. Just sitting up in bed will feel like you just ran a marathon. And you will be hooked up to one of those CPAP machines when you sleep and taking a billion different kinds of medications and puffers just to survive breathing for the day. Hell, one day you will have to be hooked up to an oxygen tank for the rest of your life. Everyday, breathing is just a struggle. You will lose all your freedoms. You won't be able to walk around freely without feeling completely out of breath and exhausted. And who's paying for all this? All the taxes you paid smoking cigarettes doesn't even cover the cost of all this (speaking from a Canadian point of view). And you will be laying in bed all day, huffing and puffing because you fucked up your lungs when you were younger thinking 'ohh it won't happen to me' and you will regret every puff you have taken.
Not to mention all the kinds of cancers you can get from smoking... You think lung cancer is fun? You think being hooked up to a chest tube to drain the shit out of your lungs after a surgery is cool? Do you think having cancer is a painless fun experience? Was it really worth it for that 'relaxing' smoke?... Sorry for the long rant but smoking drives me insane because I've seen the effects and I've watched all these people die. Think about the people that will be taking care of you, not to mention those who actually love you. And sure, there are a lucky few who were able to smoke like a chimney without bad health, but don't depend on that. Believe me, I've taken enough people down to the morgue than I'd care too and many of them weren't that old.
I'm pretty sure most who smoke nowadays should be pretty aware that the cigarette will probably kill them in the end; if they still wanna do it, whatever, I don't think these ads are really that "convincing", since they kinda made me wanna smoke even though I don't.
If you wanna get people stop smoking, just create a campaign linking cigarette smoking to pedophilia or something; some artsy-fartsy smoke noose isn't gonna do sh*t.
I had to light a smoke to clear up the smugness. I'll smoke the cigarettes, I'll get the cancer, I'll die.
I'd take "It tastes really bad." That's the reason I don't drink, too. Maybe a little hedonistic, but it's served me well so far.