What Annoys You More


#142

Being a stubborn git, are you new here?

:wink:


#143

My efforts at derailment have so far been unsuccessful.


#144

You know it’s gonna be one of those threads when you look at who’s replying and see this


#145

You’ve got me. I go through 2 or 3 packs of candles a day, and that’s before we get to the sparklers. My name is henry and I have a problem…

I just can’t see how you can divest lighting things on fire from the risks of that exact fire. I can’t even see your thought process at how you get there.


#146

my two liras worth

I think smokers should get health care.

Just as we, as a society, support others who engage in other unhealthy and dangerous behaviour – like very poor eating, addictive drugs, alcohol (yeah see prior point) etc etc.

Whether we need to adjust their level of access or cost, over time, if they do not change their behaviour may have merit to encourage change.

But leaving that aside, as a tax payer and through my life choices, my taxes go towards a whole lot of things that I do not use. But you can’t pick and choose. As a society we are in it together and with it comes the good and the bad - the swings and roundabouts.


#147

Hahaha.

Wim and me are actually on rolo’s payroll for bumping up adviews in the off season.


#148

stick to training reports


#149

I wonder what all that burning smokey stuff coming out of those millions of cars are doing for non-smokers? Did you know that not that long ago, car brakes were made in part from asbestos?


#150

This what you call helping?! :grin:


#151

Of course they should.


#152

you’re saying we should stick a catalytic converter over wim’s gob??
That sounds cruel, impractical, and would make him look silly. But there must be some downsides to it?


#153

FWIW, I’m not in favour of smoking.
I think it’s a very bad thing.
I don’t think we take the problem seriously enough, and I think the policy of gradually increasing prices of a very addictive substance that lower income people are more likely to use is really quite stupid.

I have the same view on it that I had ten years ago, which is:
Tobacco should be sold only at chemists, on prescription, in plain packaging.
It should be about ten dollars a pack. Fine, twenty. No more than that, though.
Penalties for selling or supplying tobacco to minors, or people without a prescription, should be quite severe.
Anti-smoking programmes, whether they be hypnosis or whatever method you want to try should be free in the first instance and charged after that.

We could stop smoking completely in this country if we really wanted to.
And we could do it without the obscene social impact that it currently has.

But anyway.


#154

Yes. That is not a bad idea.
The downside would be…ahm…nah, I got nothing.


#155

Would it make cool brrrrrm brrrrm sounds when I talk?
That sounds pretty sweet to me.


#156

How do you feel about those incredibly profitable companies helping people to stop smoking, like, Nicodent?


#157

It’s funny that people are so quick to blame big tobacco for e-cigs.
They want in on it!
They know their current model is, well…dying.
It’s big pharma that’s holding it back (admittedly, not very well), and no-one else.

Edit: Sorry, to answer your question, I’d ask you what their business model is.


#158

but your avatar

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#159

Sometimes a cigar is etc.


#160


#161

No, I ask because I take umbrage at nicotine-patch pushers.