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|I’m perhaps not the best person to comment on smoking because, basically,and never having smoked myself, I don’t really understand why people do it. As we are born we are equipped with a number of instincts and abilities to help cope with this strange new world we’ve arrived in, but we don’t have a vent on the top of our heads to let smoke out, so all the signs from day one are they we were not intended to do it.|
I understand even less why school-kids start, especially girls, or how they can afford to do so anyway, because it is a very expensive habit these days.
I tried the illicit fag behind the bike shed at school, peer pressure being what it was, had my coughing spat, and thought, "well, Colin, you won’t be doing that again" and I didn’t.
My older brother died of lung cancer, having smoked all of his life from school days. Right to the end he didn’t believe smoking had anything to do with it. I’ve known a few others of his generation go the same way.
So smoking has never held any appeal for me and I’ve never had the habit, but there are many hypocrisies in this world we live in and one of them is the admission by governments all over the world of the cost of smoking on health, yet none of them have the courage to give up the tax revenue by banning smoking alltogether.
So, do I care if they ban smoking in your own car? Not really, although I don’t know how it could be enforced, so it will be a stupid law if brought in.