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Thread #75556   Message #1330141
Posted By: Dave the Gnome
17-Nov-04 - 01:29 PM
Thread Name: BS: Smoking in public to be banned (UK)
Subject: RE: BS: Smoking in public to be banned (UK)
Are cars going to be banned in the interests of public health? Are those who object to cigarette smoke going to stop driving cars so that we don't have to breathe their deadly benzine?

Not this old chestnut again! Sorry Barrie, it just doesn't work that way. There are thousands, if not millions, of things out there that can kill you. The vast majority we have no control over at all. The next lot, like the infernal combustion engine, we do have some control over but are very difficult to do anything about. Burning of fossil fules will be banned eventualy but at the moment we have no real alternative. Until we do it is a very necessary evil. The remainder of things that can kill you are usualy drug related. These we CAN do something about very simply and very easily - so we do!

Live with it. We will kill people in our cars until a good alternative arrives. We have no excuse at all for killing people simply for our own pleasure!

I used to hand-roll btw - and it is one of the few exceptions I would make! The 'output' is nothing compared to a tailor made. I am also surprised to see that benzine is in there - I thought it was only added to store boughts, along with saltpetre, to make them burn quicker?