Thursday, July 7, 2011

Don't let society scapegoat smokers | Peter Guillam | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

Thanks to Guilherme de Matos for posting this on Facebook-

Well, the anti-smoking lobby will say, because it is bad for your health. But why should a culture of health trump one of pleasure or at least comfort? And why, if health is really the issue, should alternative forms of nicotine ingestion, such as vaping, be banned? Unless, of course, health is not really what is at issue at all, and smokers have become an acceptable scapegoat for the moralistic impulses of all societies and the death-denial peculiar to our own.


This is a bloody brilliant commentary from a man who tells is like it IS. Please do read the whole article.

Don't let society scapegoat smokers | Peter Guillam | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

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