Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Anti-smokers are affecting your health

How many times have you heard some schmuck arrogantly say "You're right to freedom ends at my nose", even though they're the ones setting foot upon a privately owned establishment that chooses to allow smoking? Not only are these folks forcefully imposing their will upon us smokers (via government sponsored smoking bans on private property) who choose to assemble amongst ourselves, the constant vilification that has been thrust upon us by the neo-popes of healthism causes many, if not most, of us to encounter levels of stress that are of unacceptable levels on a continuous basis. We choose to smoke, we do not choose to be inflicted by others' 1st hand stress.

How about that? They are affecting our health! Their right to a smoke-free society ends when they are affecting our physical and mental health. Stress kills, 2nd hand smoke does not; both should and could be easily avoidable.

Stress: Constant stress puts your health at risk

The long-term activation of the stress-response system — and the subsequent overexposure to cortisol and other stress hormones — can disrupt almost all your body's processes. This puts you at increased risk of numerous health problems, including:

Heart disease
Sleep problems
Digestive problems
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Worsening of skin conditions, such as eczema

That's why it's so important to learn healthy ways to cope with the stressors in your life.

The moral of the story? Stay away from toxic people. In my mind's eye view, the whole anti-smoking movement is creating a toxic overload on the physical and mental well being of smokers everywhere. We cannot choose to avoid them on a daily basis; that right has been taken away. Oh, and they ought to add cancer to the unwanted list of health maladies that can be incurred from the constant onslaught of stress, as it has been shown that obesity can lead to cancer. Hence, if stress leads to obesity, than it also leads to cancer:

Obesity is now the leading cause of cancer

Obesity is now the leading cause of cancer

The leading cause of cancer these days is obesity, according to The Associated Press, with about 1 in 12 new cases of the disease due to excess weight.

European researchers say that obesity now accounts for up to 8% of cancers on the continent, according to the AP.

"Obesity is catching up at a rate that makes it possible it could become the biggest attributable cause of cancer in women within the next decade," University of Manchester cancer expert Andrew Renehan told the AP.

...And the the pious have the nerve to get on us about smoking?

So in light of this rather "shocking" revelation, I say to every anti-smoker hating bully out there in what appears to be an ever shrinking world: Butt out of my life Bubba, I'm trying to get into a Zen zone and you are preventing me from doing that.


  1. Hi J,

    "Obesity" is 77% genetic. So trying to make fatties slim is punishing them for the way they were born.

    That sort of thing is furiously condemned in relation to homosexuals so why is it OK for the obese?

    Gary K.

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  3. This post is not about making people slim against their will or genetics Gary; it's about how stress can affect the body. Anti-smokers who constantly badger us daily inflict a great amount of stress upon those of us who choose to smoke.

  4. You are so right, Jred. It seems to be Kristallnacht in California for smokers these days, something I would categorize as very stressful. Being officially designated the Enemy of the People is very stressful. indeed.

    "The best way to take control over a people and control them utterly is to take a little of their freedom at a time, to erode rights by a thousand tiny and almost imperceptible reductions. In this way the people will not see those rights and freedoms being removed until past the point at which these changes cannot be reversed."

    --Adolf Hitler

  5. My view: "Your right to be a self rightous A-hole ended when you walking into my building!" (Just for the record, I'm a landlord and out of the hundreds of people that have come to look at my apartments, exactly one, has declined to apply because I allow smoking!)

  6. "..out of the hundreds of people that have come to look at my apartments, exactly one, has declined to apply because I allow smoking!"

    Thank for sharing that with us. What you have stated here speaks volumes. It's a rare occasion to encounter someone that fanatical. Most people are rational and it's nice to see that there are people out there like you that recognize that fact.


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