{the packaging warns you…}

Okay, I know I am going to get some flack about this posting. But it’s ok, I feel like talking about it.

Cigarette smokers.

You all do know that there are cancer causing agents in each cigarette you inhale? Right? It’s much like rolling up a nice fatty of cow poo and smoking it. Yep, that’s right. The same methane gas that is emitted from cow poo is the same stuff that’s inside a cancer stick. In the beginning, I am sure tobacco was not NEARLY the health hazard that it is today as the harsh chemicals that are added were not in the ingredients before. Much like marijuana (that’s a whole nother topic I’ll tackle shortly), tobacco is a plant that is grown from the Earth. I do believe if left in a natural state, it would be not nearly as harmful. That said, I cannot understand for the life of me why anyone would willingly participate in such activities knowing the risks involved.

This brings me to another point.

The average cost for a pack of cigarettes now is hovering around $5 a pop in the great tobacco state of North Carolina. That’s pretty high if you ask me. If you’re a heavy smoker and you go through a pack a day, then that’s on average $150 a month. Roughly $1800 a year. Do you know what I could do with that kind of money?

Yet there are some of you who constantly complain about being broke. How is it that you can complain of being broke when you smoke up your money every day like it’s nothing? Don’t tell me you can’t quit either, I have two co workers who have quite for twenty plus years and were both heavy smokers for years. It’s like with anything you put your mind to, you can quit. You have to WANT to. It just irritates me to no end hearing about how a person can’t find a job, isn’t working can’t afford anything yet you spend what little bit of extra money received on such a wasteful product.

But whatever. It’s your life.

Oh and don’t complain about the higher premium for smokers. Yes, you should pay a higher insurance premium because you are making the sound DECISION to put that cigarette to your mouth and inhale. No one is forcing you and you willingly and knowingly know the consequences. Same thing goes for the BMI index for insurance purposes. No, I do not think everyone should be a model stick figure, but if you are morbidly obese and are doing absolutely NOTHING about it, then yes, you should also pay more. Get up and move around. Stop eating fast food and start cooking healthier and learn a little portion control.

Yes, I said it.

Now, my smokers rant is over. My next one will probably be that of drug users. Not Marijuana users, but actual drug users.

Until next time.

 

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