I'm sorry, I just can't see it...
Posted by Andy™ on Apr 28, 2002 at 01:16
Re: Seeing is believing, give me doubting Thomas (KB)
Breathing smoke makes you choke... how can anyone think that's not harmful?
People... DIE from breathing in too much smoke and suffocating. Yet somehow a person could think that smaller doses of smoke won't hurt you. I got it. :)
Funny, my grandparents (and their grandparents) all seemed to notice that inhaling smoke wasn't good for you, even before the surgeon general put the "idiot label" on the cig pack. It ranks right up there with "Do not operate in bath tub" on a hair dryer and "harmful if swallowed" on octane additive for cars. I guess some people think more about things than others... like my grandfather with his 5th grade education.
Another funny piece of irony, my dad, after warnings were being distributed about the dangers of smoking, took up cigars. He dropped them when my brother and I told him how badly he smelled (childish honesty. Something I'm glad I hung on to through the years, although now people call it brutal honesty since I'm older.).
Anyway, the article(s) don't/doesn't truly apply to me because I don't eat fast food except maybe once or twice a year. When you run and exercise daily, there's nothing to make you feel worse than eating something that doesn't fuel your body enough or correctly. Your body takes its revenge on you for that the next day. :)
Disclaimer: I have no problem with smoking or people who smoke. The smell isn't intolerable and it's not my lungs that are getting that stylish charred look. In other words, not my problem. I don't have a problem with people who eat meat and/or potato slices soaked in liquefied fat and quite possibly dropped on the floor before wrapped.
Sub-section: I DO have a problem with people who sue tobacco companies for X00-million dollars because they have inadequate willpower to stop inhaling carcinogens, burnt leaves, and nicotine to name a few.