Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Spring at last? Filthy smoking habits endorsed by Govt.

A most pleasant day today with all the correct spring ingredients following the recent confusing highs and lows.
A recent visit by our two local Granddaughters accompanied by Tim their daddy was unusually pleasant, I am waiting for confirmation on our proposed visit to relatives down the coast, Rosemary has this in hand or has she forgotten again?.
Last week while waiting around in the supermarket for Rosemary to turn up from the post office and lottery shop I stood staring at the large prominent sign near the FAG counter "SMOKING KILLS", its ominous message enough to strike fear into persons with half a brain.
"Can I help you sir" asked the sales person.
"Not me " I replied "I was saved from the wrath of Rothmans and having a stroke by lucky strike back in 86, But what amazes me is that your business and other businesses likened to this establishment are licenced to kill people who are stupid enough to smoke tobacco products, why on earth don't you refuse to sell tobacco.
His astonishing reply was that, the tax on fags garnered by the govt helped to pay the pensions of the elderly, mainly ex non smokers, and the more people smoked and paid these taxes the more likely they would not reach retiring age thereby saving the Govt heaps, also if we stopped selling fags and the like, our opposition would sell twice as many, but the worst scenario would be that I would be without a job.
So what's it to be, I dunno I replied, I'll just pop in the boozertorium and get me a couple of bots of J W.


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10 July 2007
Kiss a Non Smoker And Taste The Difference.

This is a Re-run

WHAT happened to the slogan 'Kiss a non smoker and taste the difference'?
Did the tobacco companies buy the copyright and ban its publication? if so what about having a new slogan! But remember the kids will have to see it too.
My partner and I are non smokers and only experience this dreadful problem at alcohol pumped up parties and other social gatherings.
What have you experienced when kissing a tobacco smoker? be careful now.
What are your thoughts on tobacco usage in general? like ban Smokes, ration them or tax them out of reach of people, or should we wear a non smokers badge which states,
"Blow that smoke in my face and you will die you bastard"
Remember you dopey smokers, It will reduce your shagging days considerably and each smoke an hour of your life.
Maybe smokers should be fitted with smoke stacks!!

ADD: My two local social clubs which are in a medium size category, segregate smoking areas, however, the gaming areas are all smoking areas, which in my opinion is totally wrong.
I try when possible to occupy an area in the clubs well away from the smokers but my clothing stinks of tobacco smoke when I arrive home.
If we non smokers survive another year we will see ALL smoking banned in pubs and clubs, then a rise in fees and possibly a few establishments going to the wall.

posted by Vest @ 5/29/2006 02:38:00 PM 5 comments links to this post
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11 comments:

Anonymous said...

1986
Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser gives a speech at the Memphis Country Club and leaves fo a drink.
He is found the next morning minus his passport, wallet and naked to the waist.

Gordon the baker. said...

Re Fraser. The local police noticed he had a limp excuse for his overnight frollicking and his teste monials just would not stand up in court.

frog said...

His depleted johnson had lost its smoking gun image.

WALLY. said...

P M Frazer was attacked by aussie chain smokers for increasing tax on smokes.

shannon girl said...

I cannot imagine a US president becoming snared into this sort of malarky.

Vest said...

Shannon girl. Someone sneaking in on me, some how you suddenly appear after years of absence, do you still exist?
Simply for the exercise, I hope I dont shock you reminding people of miss B J USA; Monica and Bill Clinton and their lurid affairs.
Smoking Bills cigar has nothing in common with this post, in fact the comment thread is totally askew.

lower deck lawyer. said...

Vest. Seems the only person to see the problem fair and square was the person in the supermarket. Had you stumped for words too. Mike.

Vest said...

LDL: Just killing time waiting for Nearest and Dearest, the conversation was thrust upon me.

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M Orderly said...

Tax all tobacco products to such an extent that they are uneconomical to produce or use.
Make a mockery of users citing them as unintelligent and potentially harmful to the community. Give them no quarter and ban them from medical treatment.

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