We interrupt this regularly scheduled blog for a rant:
I hate cigarettes! Hate, hate, hate them. I wish they had never been invented. I hate cigarette companies and the ads they use(d) to hook generations of smokers.
I still remember all the catchy slogans and jingles from the commercials I saw growing up. Remember" Winston tastes good, like a (bump, bump) cigarette should"? "You can take Salem out of the country but, you can't take the country out of Salem". "Tarrington smokers would rather fight than switch", the Marlboro Man, Joe Camel,” You’ve come a long way baby, to get where you've got to today. You've got Virginia Slims now baby, you've come a long, long way" "Whaddya want, good grammar or good taste?", etc, etc, etc.
Here's a link to an interesting video from 1971 saying that some women want the "smaller babies" that are caused by smoking. @@ How about this one? How could that man live with himself??
Cigarette companies made themselves rich hoodwinking entire generations to think that smoking was fine. It was cool. It was sophisticated. It was liberated. It was STUPID! And it is Criminal for the companies to continue marketing a product that causes cancer. And there are still people stupid enough to put a cancer stick into their mouths for the first time even now. There are still people brainwashed enough to think you can be a "social" smoker and it's fine. It ISN'T! It's nothing but stupid to fall victim to the propaganda the tobacco companies are still spewing.
Please, please my friends, if you are hooked on cigarettes or other tobacco products, please do yourself and your family a favor and find a way to quit. It isn't easy. It isn't pleasant. It is HARD to break an addiction, but it will be worth it. If you haven't started, PLEASE don't.
Lung cancer isn't pretty. Having a family member with lung cancer hurts. That smoke just isn't worth it. EVER!
I now return you to your regularly scheduled blog.