smoking costs the NHS £5bn a year
and people moan about it all day long, its banned near enough everywhere, we’re forever being told how bad it is and how it shouldnt be done in public places.
but how often do you see a ‘no excessive alcohol consumption’ sign? or a ‘drunkfree’ sign? you dont. and its ridiculous, alcohol abuse only costs the NHS £3bn a year but nobody ever moans about it. besides the fact we actually dont for the fact our pensions go nowhere as we’re all dead by 65. ive seen so many ‘smoke free’ signs and its doing my head in. if you’re stood somewhere having a fag, people dont go near you because they’re scared shitless of passive smoking. yet, if you stand there with a pint, nobody thinks ‘shit, i wont go near him in case he’s on his 10th and he’s going to smash that glass on my face’ but it happens.
and how many times have you heard the story of how ‘daddy had ten fags last night which meant he came home and smashed mummy in the face with a frying pan until she couldnt stand let alone walk’ and his excuse in the morning was ‘im sorry darling, that was just the fags, i’d had one too many’?
‘i went home after school to find mum flat out on the sofa with a packet of 10 richmond in her hand, she’d clearly been smoking all day so i had to carry her up to bed only for her to wake up and scream at me, her excuse? ‘i’d had one too many fags”?
its ridiculous, yet drinking seems to be socially acceptable, its encouraged in most circles, im not against drinking, i love drinking, id list it as a hobby on facebook if it werent for the fact i’d look like a complete cunt, but its ridiculous that nobody ever has a go at you for it.
people dont recognise that drinking is an addiction thats considerably more destructive to a persons family, their friends, their jobs, their lives, yet i get had a go at for having a fag in a public area?