There’s health fascism and then …

If you want an anti-smoking ban site, here’s one. My blogroll has dozens more. Also in the sidebar is the link to the anti-Smoking Ban site.

The smoking ban is iniquitous, along with minimum price liquor and various other things. The sight of those poor sods having to go outside in all weathers for a puff is one of the blights on our society and what for?

Another PC fascist “oh I don’t like this, quick, let’s ban it”.

Having said all that, I’ll not be well liked for this but a number of things happened to me in childhood which were not the best. One of them was that I was sexually assaulted by gays four times so that colours the thinking a bit on this whole gay issue.

Another was that my father used to insist the windows were wound up on our trips and he chain smoked. My mother developed severe bronchitis though I didn’t until a few years back now.

As for my father, he developed emphysema and was one of those who went to the doc and came home with bags of sweets he then sucked on the rest of his days.

I have no political issue with smoking whatever, quite the opposite and fully support the lads and lasses who wish to overturn the iniquitous ban. However, dot, dot, dot.

The trouble is, you see, I love pubs and see nothing better than a convivial pint or four but there’s also an issue of rhinitis and I can’t take the smoke in there more than half an hour. In Russia, I remember once taking the gf to a pizzeria and whether it was the smoke or her perfume, I don’t know, but I had a violent attack of rhinitis which almost took me out.

These days, even chocolate and red wine can set it off – the things I love. E number additives in food always do, especially cakes and pastries.

OK, so that’s me out but equally, that’s no reason to turn around and say others can’t do that. I mean, where does this get off? If I go to a pub, I look for a non-smoking area. Now, because I do that, it does not automatically follow that I want everyone around me to do this or that. My condition needs a fairly smoke free area, that’s all.

Why oh why couldn’t pubs just be allowed to run smoking and non-smoking areas? I’m sure many a smoky-drinky has asked that. And don’t even get us started on health fascists, even though I think it’s a good idea to eat healthily.

4 comments for “There’s health fascism and then …

  1. amfortas
    May 21, 2013 at 7:47 am

    Healthy is good. But Nature has provided us with a mechanism for sorting the men from the boys (‘scuse I, ladies; it is just an expression). Natural selection ! We smoke so that we select those who are able to live in a world crowded with sweaty bodies, perfume, vehicle emissions, animal shyte (farmers all have ruddy health despite breathing in faeces day in and day out) foreigners and Scots with no underpants. We inoculate for the future ! Now, where’s my pipe.

  2. Richard101
    May 21, 2013 at 11:29 am

    It’d be a return to the old days of civilised behaviour. Most pubs used to have smoking and non-smoking areas. I know this ’cause I grew up in them. they also had areas where you weren’t allowed to swear.

  3. Dave_G
    May 22, 2013 at 8:54 am

    The smoking issue, like many, many recently introduced bans, could be a complete manifesto for a new political party…. let’s call this party ‘CHOICE’ – with the overall politically inspired intention of allowing the PEOPLE to make the decisions, not the politicians.

  4. Greg Tingey
    May 23, 2013 at 9:15 am

    Smoking is participate in by about 20% (1 in 5) or even less of the population, most of whom are addicts, actually.
    I have no objection to people smoking .. but & very important but … I have no wish to breathe their exhaled poisons, thank you.
    I want to sit in the pub, without having to breathe smoke, ta very much.
    It should be noted that CAMRA takes no postion on the “smoking ban” & that the assertion that it has harmed pubns is entirely false.

    Now DROP IT.
    It’s a lost cause.

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