So on the news recently there’s been a lot of talk of trying to ban smoking in cars, the thought process of this is that coupled with the fumes cars produce it’s “23% more dangerous” than it usually is. Where they even get this number from is beyond my thought process, do they just select the most unlucky number in the universe and apply it to anything they want?
I can tell you one thing for certain, this number is bullshit. It’s made up, there’s no possible way they can put such an exact percentage on something like that, if fumes from cars is so dangerous why not ban driving? They’re certainly going the right way about it by wanting to raise the petrol prices YET AGAIN at the beginning of next year.
If smoking is so dangerous and the government cared one iota about the publics health then they’d make it illegal to smoke at all, stop putting these bans everywhere. I have smoked since I was 16, that’s ten years now, ten years ago you used to be able to smoke in pubs and clubs, anywhere you want, now it’s hard to imagine any such thing even existed. In 2006 the smoking ban hit pubs hard because people stood outside most of the time, a majority of the customers were outside, non smokers alike as they stood with their smoker friends.
At first it was hard, I hated the smoking ban, now I’m used to it, it’s so much better standing in a pub without a cloud of toxic smoke hanging above your head, not going home with a tight chest at the end of the night, sucking the oxygen out of the room. The smoking ban was a good thing.
My mother stopped smoking after 30 plus years, she went on the nicotine patches for a few months and eventually stopped, yeah she put on weight, apparently everyone does when they quit but she’s managed to stop since 2003. She had NO will power and she accomplished it, so the smell of smoke in the house went away which I was also glad about.
So yeah places you live and go to socialize it’s better not to smoke in doors, it’s helped people cut down too, but trying to put a ban on smoking in cars is absolutely pathetic and something that definitely should not go through. If you want to smoke in your own house you can, because you pay for that house, it’s your property. I’m paying for the right to smoke in my car, I pay the road tax, I pay the insurance, I pay for the repairs, I pay for everything so what’s the big fucking deal?
The big fucking deal apparently is that little children in cars are subjected to the smoke in the cars, if you’re driving, don’t get me wrong but a majority of the smoke goes out of the window, I’m not saying it’s okay but my mother has smoked around me for years before I even started smoking and it never did me any harm. I don’t smoke around children anyway and I’m quite courteous when it comes to smoking around people who don’t smoke. I’ll walk away or keep it away from them, but if they’re getting in my car, they know I smoke in my car, they’re getting in at their own risk, no one has ever told me not to smoke in my own car, that’s like me going into their house and telling them to change the channel. (Although I do tend to do that sometimes being the cheeky bastard that I am.)
Not just the children thing though, apparently it distracts you from driving, it’s never once distracted me from driving, I’ve never had a near miss because I was lighting up a cigarette, I heard some stupid cow on the radio say how her friend dropped her cigarette on herself, it distracted her, it made her take her eyes off the road and she crashed. Well that’s not because she was smoking, that’s because she was a poor driver and had her priorities wrong.
The fact is smoking in cars should be perfectly acceptable, there’s nothing more I enjoy than having a cigarette on the way to work or after a hard days work and travelling home. Stop trying to take our liberties away from us, liberties we have earned, scientists can tell us smoking is bad for us until they’re blue in the face but the fact is, WE KNOW! It’s on every cigarette packet, every advert break, we know it’s bad for your health but the thing is, what the fuck isn’t these days? You think smoking is the only thing that causes cancer? You’re dead wrong, cancer can hit at any time and without warning even to non smokers.
You think it’s the only thing that causes heart attacks and heart disease? Maybe you should be looking into the fatty foods that the fat fucks indulge themselves on. I’m not health conscious because for all I know, I could get hit by a car tomorrow, I could be shot, stabbed, robbed, raped, flat-out murdered. Stop worrying about the future and concentrate on the now.
But I’m not just going to end this rant like that, if there’s one thing I know, it’s to add a twist to my stories and I have a twist for you, one you never saw coming.
I’m quitting smoking.
To Be Continued…