As for the “numbered days of organized tobacco,” Hausner said that public opinion surveys in New Zealand show that twothirds of the public – including many smokers – advocate complete abolition of the import, manufacture, sale and use of tobacco products so it becomes a “completely tobacco-free country.” Other countries will follow, he said, adding that he hoped Israel would eventually be among them.
The same term, abolition, was used in mid-19th century America, when slavery was legal, regarded as economically beneficial and widely supported in the South. But just a few years later, slavery was completely abolished – as if it never happened. The same, said Hausner to much applause, can happen with smoking.
“Today, we are in the midst of an irreversible process that will lead to the termination of organized tobacco,” he said.
“The environment will be completely tobacco-free. This is what people all over the world want.”
I'd have to disagree with this man.
If I were to go by what the people I see and speak to on a daily basis I'd have to say what they most want is just to be left alone.
No one I know wants to be told how to live,what to eat how to behave as though they are nothing more than children.
People I know who are adults know the decisions they make in life have consequences and they accept them and live by them.
If someone wants to fucking smoke then let them smoke.
If someone wants a fifty five ounce cup of soda let them have it.
If someone wants to load a steak up with half a shaker of salt then so be it.
I'll never understand this mentality behind treating grown adults as if they don't even know their own minds.
And honestly telling people they stink or they will look bad if they smoke is a truly juvenile way to deal with this.
I thought tobacco control the world renowned experts in why we behave the way we do (ha ha) could have come up with something better than bullying,persecuting,lying to and vilifying smokers.
They act like spoiled children who aren't getting their own way.
Stamping their feet and telling Mommy and Daddy they could stop the bad people if only,if only they had more money.
And after all it's what they're all about right?
O.K. I'm done ranting.