If you bother to read the article; it states how cigarette smoking has risen in the past 2 years in NYC. —and what the “experts” point to as the cause is: Not as much money spent to Advertise, and Educate the Public about HOW BAD in every way ANY CIGARETTE USAGE IS! (they point out: “more casual smokers who smoke once in a while, not everyday and often socially”).
AMAZING (or it SHOULD BE — But SADLY I EXPECT WORSE & WORSE From All People, Rather Than “Each Person Getting Better, Smarter, Wiser, MORE Humane and of greater value).
Sad Fact is ::::: PEOPLE WORK (hard) To FIND “Ways To Waste Time, Money, HEALTH, Grow Bad Habits; in short “DO NOTHING To RAISE THEIR LEVELS of “anything” (even THEIR “WALLETS WORTH”).
Yep, nearly 6 decades ago when “science understood FAR LESS” about the harmful effects of Smoking Cigarettes; I KNEW THEY WERE BAD in EVERY WAY (Cost, cough, STINK, addiction, and “health issues were spoken of” — My DAD SMOKED, We were POOR too then).
BUT MUCH HAS CHANGED Since Then Over the Years:::::: They NOW KNOW:::::: Cancer Causing !!!!!!! VERY EXPENSIVE (and Only Gets Worse with MORE T, axes, fees, etc.) !!!!!!!!! LEGALLY a “smoker” CAN BE & IS “Discriminated Against” (MANY JOBS WILL NOT HIRE YOU, Both Health & Life Insurances Are FAR MORE COSTLY, MANY PEOPLE, like ME, Do NOT WANT TO Be ANYWHERE NEAR a Smoker for many of the reasons stated above), Many Studies PROVE (and Common Sense too) That SMOKERS Are NOT As Productive !!!!!!
Personally, I do NOT like to hire or even have “a smoker” work for me for many reasons BUT a VERY IMPORTANT ONE is:::: The Smoker Is “DISTRACTED Often and TERRIBLY As His/Her NEED TO Have MORE DRUGS ASAP GROWS. Yep, they MAKE MORE “mistakes”, less productive and JUST THE FACT That They Are “DUMB Enough” To SMOKE, period, TELLS ME Their Decision Making Abilities and Choices in Life SUCK !!!!!!
ADD::::: Scientific Facts that are “relatively new” in the past decade or so::::: NOT Just “2nd-Hand Smoke” (as that is many decade old info) BUT “3rd Hand Smoke” Is VERY HARMFUL To ALL OTHERS Who come into contact with THAT SMOKER, Their Clothes, Their BREATH, Their Skin !!!!!!
Add One More Thing :::: The YOUNGER The Person Is EXPOSED (matters NOT if “the smoker, the “2nd hand person” or “the 3rd hand person”; THE WORSE FOR THAT PERSON!!!!
Parents Who SMOKE Are “not just bad” BUT THEY ARE Committing Crimes To Their Kids !!!!!!!! Depending on the State, it is called “Endangering The Welfare of A CHILD” !!!!
——-AND THAT POOR CHILD MUST BE & FOREVER IS STUCK WITH The Health ISSUES PLACED INTO & ON Him/Her FOREVER !!!!!!!!
And SADLY;;;;;; people “NEED To BE TOLD NOT TO” ???????????????????????? (Add “any drug use”, even alcohol , especially if “more than 1 or 2 at most”, HABITUAL Gambling, “sports watching” and OTHER “cult things” (many religious people FAR OVERDO This Too in “the word”, “the book”, “the TIME INVOLVED” that could be put to POSITIVE “doing good” for the world, and FAR MORE.