I don’t know the situation in other countries but in Australia there is something that disgusts me, and literally annoys me to no end. The fact my tax dollars go too people who smoke and get ill just so they can continue smoking my money away.
With everything we know about smoking cigarette’s how come it seems 1 in every 2 people smoke, and it STILL is being taken up by younger people. I remember the first week of university everyday I come home smelling like I’ve been in a room of people smoking for the past week.
Why is health care even provided to these people who willingly destroy their own body? I know there is a chance that people are going to go what about fat people? you going to cut them off? or what about alcohol abuse?
I agree with cutting health care off for people who abuse alcohol and people who smoke cigarettes, both aren’t necessary for life and the government already spends millions on advertising too warn people about the effects of both.
I guess I can sympathize with people who are overweight because I’m sure there still is confusion about what healthy nutrition is HOWEVER there is nothing to confuse about the dangers of smoking and substance abuse.
Why is it that my money goes towards giving smokers a lung transplant? or a alcoholic’s new kidney. If you turn on the television and watch tv for 15 minutes I’m certain you will get AT LEAST 2 ad’s about the dangers of cigarette’s.
Hell even on the packets now they have warning and pictures of what can happen, so why do people still do it? These are simple addictions that can be stopped, are people afraid of failure? Then why does the government and community bother too set up support groups and other organizations for people to get the help they need.
Does anyone else feel this way? Also I’m sick of walking from my car too a shopping center and being hit with a cloud of cigarette smoke.
I pose too the people on this board who do smoke, why do you continue too smoke when you know how bad it is for your health? especially to the younger generation since I can remember I’ve been told how bad smoking is for you(I’m 20).
Is this just a normal form of natural selection too weed out the stupid and ignorant? the only people I can sympathize with are the ones when it was first pushed on people without the knowledge of the dangers.
So why is a dirty, stinking and unattractive habit still regarded as cool?