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Thread #52768   Message #810225
Posted By: KJ
24-Oct-02 - 11:45 AM
Thread Name: BS: Smoking cigarettes
Subject: RE: BS: Smoking cigarettes
I'm a smoker & am sick of being treated like a leper. It seems the sins of the world are laid upon smokers shoulders. We cost the NHS an awful lot of money & are reckless with our health & well-being.
Well what about drinking? Misuse of alcohol costs the country just as much as smoking. Ever been in A & E on weekend nights? Many of the problems to be seen there are a result of drunkeness;drink driving can devastate people's lives;domestic violence is also linked with alcohol misuse & the effect on children of living with an alcoholic parent is also well-documented.Many organisations are involved in dealing with the problems caused by alcohol abuse such as the NHS, Police, Social Services,Law Courts...the list goes on & this all costs money. Yet drinking is still socially accepted, unlike smoking. It seems to me us smokers are being scapegoated.