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Smokers Go Away

Warning: This is written by an avid smoker hater. If you love smoking, do not proceed to read this post.

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My friend’s mother’s left arm is amputated up to the elbow because of cancer. The friend stops smoking immediately. I salute him. Nonetheless, I still think it would be better if he had stopped smoking before his mother is diagnosed with cancer. Better still, if he had never smoked before.

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I hate smokers. Hate is a strong word, but, yes, I hate smokers. Not only the smokers bring health problem to themselves, they also cause health problem to all the innocent non-smokers out there. For me, smokers are selfish, self-centered, inconsiderate, weak, smelly, lack of determination… (You have been warned.)

Some people question why the tax for tobacco is only up 10% compared to 25% for liquor for Budget 2014, but it is not how much is taxed. It is the addiction problem. Another friend of mine, whose mother does not know he is smoking, is unable to quit smoking. He tried to quit, but whenever he feels stressed, the first thing he can think of is to smoke, again.

Thus, we must not depend on the government to tackle smoking problem because the decision to quit smoking or to start smoking in the first place is up to each individual. I have known some people who started as a social smoker and then become a heavy smoker.

Below is a video (my first video!) of a smoker who ignores the “NO SMOKING within 5 meters of this bus stop” sign and enjoys his cigarette leisurely. Yes, the law cannot stop him from smoking. It is him himself who can make the decision to quit smoking or at least be considerate enough to smoke at a designated place.

No matter how rich or how handsome / beautiful you are, if you are a smoker, please go away from me, as far as possible. Thank you very much.


5 Comments

  1. duaimei says:

    I also dislike smoking. Although it IS their personal decision so I won’t say anything to them, I’m pretty sure that they already are aware of theen dangers and are actively ignoring it.

    When I lived in China, I went back to America for a couple of weeks to visit my family. When I came back, it turns out that some workers had to access my apartment to fix the internet. However, while they were there they smoked (!) and left their cigarette butts on the ground in my bedroom. I was really pissed! My entire apartment smelled like smoke, I don’t smoke, and it’s really really disrespectful to leave cigarette butts on the ground in general, But in a house? Are you kidding me?

  2. aearthr says:

    I hold the same hate toward the smokers. one smoker acquaintance told me it was her freedom to do so in public and non-smoker should be more tolerant to them like they tolerate us. Especially can’t stand them for smoking when I’m talking to them, obviously knowing I’m a anti-smoker.

    • Wendy says:

      My case is better, my friends who smoke respect my decision not to take second-hand smoke, they will not smoke in front of me. And I do my best to ask them to quit smoking if possible.

      Talking about toleration, it is me who walk away if I smell smoke. It is mutual respect, if you respect my freedom for smoke-free environment, I respect your freedom to smoke.

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