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Ways To Stop Smoking - Not For Me, The Taxes On Tobacco Help Me Show My Support For The Government
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If I did find a way to stop smoking cigarettes, then I would find myself with far too much of my own money to spend. I have been told many times just how much I could save by quitting, but why should I bother?

I see on the news and in the papers etc. that the financial situation for many people is difficult. That is just not the case for me. I can prove it all day and every day by taking pleasure in smoking my cigarettes. I would rather feel that I am doing my part to support the government than to take responsibility for spending more of my own money, just for my own and my family's benefit.

After all, the politicians know better than I do about how my money should be spent. How could my life possibility be better, just because I have some more of my own cash to spend or save?

Some of my friends have tried to encourage me to stop by telling me that my health is being damaged. How can this be true? All the tobacco companies can show statistics to prove that the links between smoking cigarettes and cancer, breathing problems and all those other terrible diseases are not really true.

Surely our governments would not allow big business to advertise and sell these products, if they were as dangerous as all these namby-pamby do-gooders would have us believe. Even if some of what they say is true, when I smoke, I only cause problems for myself.

All these rules and laws about not being able to smoke in enclosed public spaces are totally unnecessary. Does it really matter if my children might be damaged by something called 'passive smoke'? They can not sue me can they?

I really want people to understand just how cool it is to be regular smoker. Just think, if we all found a successful way to stop smoking, where would the government get all its taxes from?

What would be the advantage of hospitals being able to concentrate on all those illnesses and diseases which people can not avoid? My taxes and insurance premiums pay for the hospitals anyway, so if I do get an avoidable cancer, they should be able and willing to make sure I get better, so I can carry on smoking - if that is what I choose to do.

No thanks, I do not need or want to find out about ways to stop smoking - I really do not see the advantages.

Just because statistics now show that once people become educated to a high enough degree, they either never start or soon find a way to stop smoking - that is no reason for me to do the same. After all, I am a leader, not a follower.  

Street Talk

LOL You Sir are not a leader! you are a follower... you follow your cigarettes where ever they are. You are highly addicted to nicotine and are a slave to that drug... so in that sense you are a follower! Sorry but it's the truth.

  about 9 years ago
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