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Tuesday 16 November 2010

More anti-smoking Miscellany

I thought the last post of mine was daft, concerning that fact that pregnant mums who smoked were likely to give birth to criminals.

Now “experts” believe that second hand smoke makes you deaf. Well it didn’t affect my kids. They can hear my wallet open from 300 miles.

People who are exposed to the second-hand smoke from others' cigarettes are at increased risk of hearing loss, experts believe.

Doctors already know that people who smoke can damage their hearing.

The latest study in the journal Tobacco Control, involving more than 3,000 US adults, suggests the same is true of passive smoking. (Emphasis mine)

Of course it is the usual culprits who are spouting this drivel. Tobbacco Control. As is usual in the above quoted paragraph, they come out with the weasel words, believe and suggests. In other words hypothesis and not proof.

And they continue

This revealed that people exposed to second-hand smoke were far more likely to have poorer hearing than others, and to a degree where they might struggle to follow a conversation in the presence of background noise.

Now. I’ve been smoking for over forty years, and a fair bit of that time worked in Engine rooms where the levels of noise are extreme. How come my hearing is not reduced to nothing then?

And they finish with this.

"Before you next light up a cigarette, consider how it could impact not only on your own long-term hearing but your friends' and relatives' too."

And I’ll finish with this you miserable control freaks. Just Bugger off.

On a final note, the pic accompanying the article is this.


Please will someone help the poor little Cheeeeldren?

My wife has driven my kids to a life of crime.

If you can belief the latest nonsense from the Healthists.

Children  whose mothers smoked heavily during pregnancy are more likely to become career criminals, research suggests.

Well my wife smoked during two of her pregnancies, and neither offspring have a tendency to carry out a bank robbery or even indulge in the odd shoplift or two. (Then again, maybe they’re too clever to be caught).

Children whose mothers smoked heavily were 31 per cent more likely to have been arrested than those whose mothers never smoked.

They were also more likely to be repeat offenders. The increased crime risk is found among children whose mothers had 20 or more cigarettes a day when pregnant, according to the report by Harvard School of Public Health in the US.

I can’t even get angry at this piece of shite. In fact I even had a little giggle. Think of the Cheeeldren.

*Hey Kids. If you have a stash of gold bars anywhere. Could your destitute father have a bar or two?*