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NOPE Pledge, Wednesday 14th July 2021   General Chit-Chat

Started Jul-13 by Jatchat; 405 views.
Jatchat

From: Jatchat

Jul-13

I pledge NOPE today

xvaper

From: xvaper

Jul-13

I pledge NOPE today with you!

In reply toRe: msg 2
Jatchat

From: Jatchat

Jul-14

Heading into my 10th day, my last two quits I have broken at the 10th day mark, I am reading 'freedom from nicotine' to arm myself intellectually about the pitfalls of smoking, The admitted culpability of the tobacco industry astounds me, and why the government allows these profiteers to continue marketing their lethal products also astounds me. Particularly when  the target age group is teenagers. 100 million died from smoking related illnesses during the 20th century and it is forecast that one billion will die in the 21st century. Astonishing!!!

Kind regards

Anthony 

  • Edited July 14, 2021 2:54 am  by  Jatchat
xvaper

From: xvaper

Jul-14

Yes, I also looked up the Oped Joe Eszterhas ( screen writer) wrote abut his responsibility for glamorizing cigarettes in his film, after he got throat cancer:

https://www.nytimes.com/2002/08/09/opinion/hollywood-s-responsibility-for-smoking-deaths.html

I started smoking at 15 so I was definitely a targeted victim. It is the only industry that is getting a pass from governments around the word, to not test their products.

Anything else that comes in contact with the human body from Shampoo to a candy bar is tested thoroughly to prove it does not contain chemicals which the FDA considers poison, and the list of ingredients must be specified on the package. Not so for the tobacco industry.

If lead or asbestos is discovered in an old building the house is contained and you have to bring a specialist to take it out, and the building department inspector has to come and inspect it before anyone can reside there. ( at least in NYS). But the same lawmakers have no problem to let the public smoke cigarettes which contain Lead, Hydrogen cyanide, Formaldehyde, Arsenic, Ammonia, Radioactive elements and Benzene. 

I now think of every inhale I ever took. The image of black poisonous smoke, going down my throat and blacking my lungs. I also started having this image in my mind in which there is a car exhaust pipe, fitted with with Hukka-like pipes coming out of it,  and I am there sipping a drink and taking and inhaling on this thing. That would be disgusting, stupid and ridiculous. UNLESS, it contained nicotine. Then I would have probably done it.

So instead of an exhaust pipe it is packaged into a convenient portable cigarette and we are happy to inhale it into our lungs.

Anthony, its time to stop letting these people maim or kill us.

Eve1973

From: Eve1973

Jul-14

Hi Anthony, 

  Those stats are astronomical and the fact that teenagers are targeted is truly disturbing! I say, take that anger and frustration with you everyday and rely on it when that crave hits! 
 

   So I am joining you in saying NOPE…..NOT ONE PUFF EVER! 

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Jatchat

From: Jatchat

Jul-14

Indeed it is

Jatchat

From: Jatchat

Jul-14

Yes we will fight them on the beaches and in the trenches we will overcome

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