Scruffy bastard smokers fuck off

At first glance it seems that the poll results are very much in favour of people being able to inflict their misery on others, or at very least along the lines that there’s room for argument:

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Results of Smoking Ban poll

However. By removing all the repeated voting that came in day after day from the same IP address range (i.e. one fuckwit who thought I’d not notice), we get a clearer picture of the genuine results:

REAL smoking ban poll results
REAL results of Smoking Ban poll

So. All you smokers can take your filthy habit and fuck off home with it. Please leave the rest of us to kill ourselves in public in less selfish ways. And while you’re there, have a go at the new poll.

7 thoughts on “Scruffy bastard smokers fuck off”

  1. The people have voted *again*

    Then again, no matter how many polls have the same result, it seems like the idiot Blair will only ban it in places where food is served.

    He’s probably too worried about all the tax he will loose if everyone starts giving up. But if people do start giving up, imagine the pressure that will be taken off the NHS.

    The sad fact is (and it’s a proven fact) that whatever kills the majority of smokers (sparing getting hit by a bus or the like), will be related to their smoking.

    The sad fact is that a lot of smokers have no respect for others around them. How many times have you been walking in the street when you get a mouth full of smoke blown out by the person in front of you?

  2. I once again make a point I’ve mentioned on this blog before. If a smoker blows a cloud of known carcinogens and other toxins into my face, there is nothing I can do about it. If I piss all over their leg I can be prosecuted. Where’s the sense in that?

  3. It all boils down to the government treasury sticking with an easy answer. The government would ban smoking outright because they know that’d would be the smart poll-winning move come the next election, but the treasury are a bit reluctant to lose that nice revenue stream they’ve built up by allowing Joe Public to become hooked on crack.

    Did I say crack? I meant nicotine. Tschh. Sorry.

  4. Pshw. So glad I’ve given up smoking. Otherwise I’d be afraid that you’d come after me with a machete. You’re right, of course, but perhaps a little too pejorative? Those sad addicts of the evil weed are to be pitied as much as anything. The vast majority would love to give up, and you can’t blame them for some stupid mistake they made decades ago. They’re not all out to kill you, you know!

  5. Whiskers – they’re not necessarily out to kill me… but they don’t care if they happen to do so by accident. It’s the lack of care and respect for other people that really gets my goat. I’m all for choice, but a smoker needs to be aware that they should be smoking for *themselves* not forcing other people to take up their filthy habit simply by being near them when they’re doing it.

    I mean, it’s hardly like I’m forcing them to breathe *clean* (ish) air the rest of the time, is it?

  6. If you blow a load of pollution (i.e. exhaust fumes) into my face can i piss on your car?

    Don’t you think it’sa bit hypocritical that regular car drivers, happily pumping pollutants in large amounts into the atmosphere-which by the way will eventually kill us all- complain about the merest whiff of a carbon neutral cigarette?

    He who is without sin…

  7. Welly, cars have a use and a purpose. Smoking does not (except in some very rare medical cases – I know one guy who was actually told by his doctor to smoke). If you’re going to go down that route, then anyone who switches on their TV in an area served by a coal-fired power station is also a planet-destroying bastard.

    Incidentally, carbon-neutrality has bugger all to do with it. And is also incorrect. Burning tobacco gives off CO2 (although nowhere near as much as, say, a 2l diesel engine). The issue with tobacco is the number of *other* toxins and the fact that smokers think they have a right to inflict it on other people in enclosed spaces.

    If I sat your kids in a garage and turned my engine over, then I’d deserve to be punished for it. If I drive past them in the street it’s an entirely different matter.

    I do appreciate your comments – and thank you for posting, really – but try and compare like for like. Saying that cars are as bad as cigarettes is like saying nuclear weapons are as bad as non-organic fertiliser. Yes, they both fuck us over – but in entirely different ways.

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