Friday, May 30, 2008

US union files unfair labor complaint over smoking ban

This is somethang that should happen more often. When a company bans smoking at work, da workers who smoke have strikes.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

WI owner goes smoke-free. Enjoy your decision til your town is smoke-free

What's wrong with these quotes from this cited article?

ARTICLE LINK

"While Hotson said he has lost some regular customers, he thinks he’ll see a net gain in business from the decision."

"He’s had only had one complaint since Friday, he said, and the compliments on going smoke free have come even from smokers."

I'll tell you what's wrong with both quotes. Of course the owner is gonna see a net gain cause he's the only smoke-free bar in that WI town. But if the whole city went smoke-free, then he will have competition. And nonsmokers will have more options for smoke-free taverns.

But it ain't like nonsmokers visit smoke-free taverns every day anyway.

On the otha quote, smokers applauding an owner for his smoke-free decision? Wha the he!!? The only thang I'm giving him props for is going smoke-free voluntarily. But don't be fooled by any net gains the owner gets from his decision. If even the local WI town ever goes-smoke free, let alone WI itself, that owner can kiss those net gains buh-bye.

I agree with the article part that says serious smokers are REG drinkers. ("Heavy" drinkers implies that any smoker who drinks tends to get drunk a lot which is a lie) I said before they represent the heart and soul of the hospitality industry.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Pregnant smoking is still out there antis

I ran into two pregnant smokers (both sistas) this evening afta work. And both of em smoked a lot of cigs with me for a few hours. I'm confident both of those moms will give birth to healthy babies, despite what society says about smoking while pregnant.

Oh we DID talk. But the stuff we talked about are topics only a hood person would understand. (And I'll refrain from even giving hints on those topics in here) I told one of the sistas she's brave for smoking while pregnant, since "You don't give a sheet about people complaining about you smoking while pregnant." I told her myself smoking while pregnant is not a big issue. What I didn't tell her is several moms, including her own, used to smoke while pregnant all of the time and they gave birth to healthy babies.

It was cool to talk to some pregnant smokers. I'm sure an anti will argue "But those ladies are Blacks, and we all know how a lot of you guys act." But regardless of them being sistas, you can't ignore the fact we still live in a time where ladies will smoke lots of cigs while pregnant. Goes to show what those 2 ladies think of you antis trying to make preg smoking sound scary.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Smoking is Good for You

Here's a site I found that back up points I heard before, like how smoking reduces Parkinson's Disease and Alzheimers. This site has a comprehensive list on benefits assosicated with smoking.

This is a good site to look at for those who are new to smoking activism, and not just new in this group.

SMOKING IS GOOD FOR YOU

A copy of my post on premades vs. MYOs

These are actually 2 posts from me, from this cited thread:

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Replies to "nightlight:"

You're good at trying to show the smokers on here the light on tobacco antismokers don't want anyone to hear.

I've read online over the years that if cigs had nothing but natural tobacco (as well as the natural nic in that tobacco), then there would be no health risks assosciated with smoking. It's those added chemicals in the premade brands that makes smoking of those type of cigs addictive and harmful.

Big Tobacco has a way to not only keep a person addicted to smoking, but addicted to a particular brand. They keep you addicted to a particular brand by adding more nic themselves, as well as chemicals that are addictive in themselves. That's likely way a lot of people who smoke Reds will only smoke Reds, why a lot of Newport smokers won't smoke any other menthol, etc.

I've read from smokers online who "examined" premade cigs themselves. One guy who smoked Reds at the time noticed his cigs had no tobacco in it whatsoever. The Red had tobacco stems in it as well as other stuff to make it look like tobacco. I know if I made a cig with regular tobacco in it, it would take a LOT different than a Red...regular cigs with nothing but tobacco-REAL tobacco-in them taste good actually.

I can understand smokers who don't have time to make cigs themselves. But for a smoker who smokes 2ppd, you WOULD be saving a lot more money on smoking those compared to paying nothing buyt taxes on a carton of your favorite premade.

There are also Native-made cig brands out there that are very cheap. Brands like Seneca, Native, Smokin Joe, etc. These brands are a lot like smoking cigs you make yourself....they have nothing but tobacco in them with no added nic and no added chemicals. They still have nic within the tobacco itself of course.

The difference with smoking brands made by Native Americans is they're a natural version of a premade brand...you don't have to make them yourself.

If you want to smoke cigs that have a lot more chemicals in them than actual tobacco, then I agree smoking is NOT good for you. But you will notice a huge difference in the cigs' taste if you tried Native-made cigs (if you don't want to make your own)

I think the other reason why a lot of smokers ain't interested in smoking natural cigs is because they're addicted to those chemicals within premades they've smoked for years.

Because let's be honest. A "nic addict" doesn't have to smoke or dip in order to get the nic. He/she could eat potatoes and tomatoes....those foods have nic too. Peopel smoke because they like the feeling of exhaling smoke, or holding a cig in their hand.

If the latter is the case on why people smoke if not for the nic, what's wrong with smoking a 100% tobacco-made cig? That cig still has nic in it. I guess they don't want a natural cig because it's not the fact that cig is cheaper than a premade cig. It's because the natural cig lack the same ingredients that smokers can find in premades.

One smoker told me once he likes the taste of a natural menthol, and even though it still had nic in it, he said "It's like that cig is missing something compared to a Newport." I guess that cig is missing the chemicals that you're actually used to smoking within a cig? The same chemicals that makes smoking of premades unhealthy and addictive?

I've even heard of smokers who used to smoke 2ppd on premades, but when they switched to MYOs, they were smoking only 14-16 cigs per day. Care to guess they were smoking a lot less on natural cigs since they were no longer addicted to those additives and chemicals from their old brands? After all, based on that logic of "Smokers smoke just for the nic," that smoker should still be smoking 2 packs per day on MYOs. That smoker is saving a lot more money on the mYOs now as well.

Now that premades are FSCs, I'll bet a million bucks that you actually ain't smoking tobacco in a FSC. If you're smoking FSC's, you're smoking "fake tobacco," and it's the chemicals that keep making you go back to those FSCs.

I accept the fact that most smokers are brainwashed by antismoking propaganda. But they don't have to listen to me on a discussion between premades and MYOs. There are lots of sites online that compare the two type of cigs.

Smoking tobacco doesn't replace eating food. It's not good for you in that sense. But it's unfortunate that millions of premade cig smokers out here think they are actually smoking tobacco....when in reality they're smoking trash and chemicals made to look like tobacco. I was appalled to learn what I was actually smoking when I learned the difference between premades and MYOs 2 years ago.

Banning all forms of tobacco advertising won't stop underage smoking

I dunno how banning all forms of tobacco advertising will prevent kids from even experimenting with tobacco. If a kid wants a cig, he/she can basically steal Mommy's pack when home alone. Or maybe if the kid is a teen, he/she can ask his/her friend for a square.

There's hardly any tobacco ads right now....no more cig ads on billboards, no more cig ads at sport games, and no more cig ads on the back covers of mags. But yet, kids are buying packs from bros who sell em in the streets.

That goes to show cig ads neva played a huge influence on a kid's decision to start to begin with. Family members and peers and friends who all smoke are ALL big influences on a kid's decision.

Oh yeah, and when smoking cigs is viewed as a normal part of life, and when it's somethang a lot of adults AND kids do in the community (as is the case of mine), nobody could care less about the junk science on smoking, antismokers, and "smoke cops." Kids who grow up in that type of community will be raised with that prosmoking thinking...which might lead em to becoming smokers even before adolescence.

I don't need an ad to help me decide to smoke if I pretend I'm a kid. Seeing boys close to my age smoking, seeing bros smoke cigs on motorcycles...hey, that looks cool! I oughta try that when I'm old enough to drive one. LOL