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mr. ed

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Posted: 09/24/19 12:28pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Of course, this doesn't apply to me. The place where I;m living doesn't allow smoking anywhere near the building. It's raining pretty steadily right now in southern Arizona, and I spied one of the residents sitting under a small tree, which didn't supply much protection, calmly puffing away. When she returned to the protection of the building she was quite wet. What a shame to be so addicted to a product that a person would be willing to  endure such treatment! I think one reason the gov't doesn't ban cigarettes is the billions in tax revenue they generate.


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Posted: 09/24/19 01:38pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

She may be addicted to a product, but consider all the people who are so addicted to running that they will run marathons and ultra marathons in any kind of weather. They aren't doing it for their health, since most of them look like the walking/running dead. She could have simply used an umbrella and been dry, she chose not to. I've watched kids play in the rain, with them not realizing that they should be miserable out in the rain like that.

There are worse addictions, passing judgement on people is an arguably worse pastime. She may love her 2 cigarets a day as much as you like deciding she is hopelessly addicted.


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fj12ryder wrote:

"... consider all the people who are so addicted to running that they will run marathons and ultra marathons in any kind of weather. They aren't doing it for their health, since most of them look like the walking/running dead."


Is not the above passing judgement?????

Most people I know that run marathons are healthier than I, and possibly you. [emoticon] And, hardly look like the 'walking dead'.

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fj12ryder wrote:

She may be addicted to a product, but consider all the people who are so addicted to running that they will run marathons and ultra marathons in any kind of weather. They aren't doing it for their health, since most of them look like the walking/running dead. She could have simply used an umbrella and been dry, she chose not to. I've watched kids play in the rain, with them not realizing that they should be miserable out in the rain like that.

There are worse addictions, passing judgement on people is an arguably worse pastime. She may love her 2 cigarets a day as much as you like deciding she is hopelessly addicted.


I have to disagree to a point. I know she smokes more than 2 a day since I see her all the time smoking outside, and I'm outside pretty frequently. Anyhow, to each his(her) own. The latest craze now is vaping, which appears to be causing serious damage to lungs. Can't say Ive had any serious addictions, other than Starbucks lattes.[emoticon]

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Posted: 09/24/19 03:00pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Can't say Ive had any serious addictions, other than Starbucks lattes.

The fat and sugar in these types of drinks are equally as dangerous as cigarettes. Some of us just choose to damage our bodies in a slower fashion. Do you judge those that are overweight as harshly? Food addictions are more common and more deadly than most people are aware of. Judge lest ye be judged.


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I think it’s pitiful that people actually think they’re going to get some terrible disease because someone smoked a cigarette 20’ away from them. Some people need to quit believing every everything they hear.
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I was addicted to smoking cigarettes for 40 years (started during a mortar/recoiless rifle attack in Viet Nam).
then the State decided that they needed money for CHIP (Children's Health Insurance Program), and added a $1 per pack tax.
So, I finished what I had on hand, and quit. The State lost money on that one! They didn't collect any more of the existing taxes from me!
Ennyhoo, yes, I did smoke outside, fair weather, rain, snow, or below zero temps. I can sympathize with the lady having to go out in the rain due to the rules established by fear mongers. IMO, her rights have been violated, forcing her to endure getting wet and cold, and possible health issues, to participate in using a legal product.
Oh, by the way, all those claims the health fanatics make about things getting better when one quits smoking? In my case, all lies. None came true.
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mr. ed wrote:

What a shame to be so addicted to a product that a person would be willing to  endure such treatment! I think one reason the gov't doesn't ban cigarettes is the billions in tax revenue they generate.


I can think of a couple of reasons but you nailed #1

I fully agree. I do not know why people will put themselves through that just to shorten their lives.. never understood it.. Don't do it myself. Indications are I will live longer as a result.


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Posted: 09/24/19 04:19pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've been judged many times. It shows me that they are thinking,........but, their thinking is all screwed up.


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Posted: 09/24/19 04:57pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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fj12ryder wrote:

"... consider all the people who are so addicted to running that they will run marathons and ultra marathons in any kind of weather. They aren't doing it for their health, since most of them look like the walking/running dead."


Is not the above passing judgement?????

Most people I know that run marathons are healthier than I, and possibly you. [emoticon] And, hardly look like the 'walking dead'.
I'm not talking about people who jog or trot through a marathon and finish in around 5 hours. I'm talking about people who run which means finishing in under 3 1/2 hours. And ultra-marathons are even worse. Those people do not look healthy in any way, shape, or form. Just pull up some pictures of top level marathoners, or ultra marathoners. They look emaciated. One top marathoner was 5'10" tall and weighed 127 lbs.

Not judging in the least, just offering up a differing viewpoint.

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