Thursday, July 27, 2006

what a cheap, dirty trick...



I knew it !!!
I fucking well knew it !!!
That hideous anti-smoking advertisement showing the young woman with mouth cancer is a fake; the bastards used special effects, make-up and a prosthetic mouth to create a picture of smoking gone bad.
Now, I’m certainly not going to argue a case in favour of cigarettes; they are disgusting and I realise that with each one I smoke I take liberties with my health. I wish they WERE good for me. If someone could show that smoking cigarettes was actually healthy for me, that the more I smoked the healthier I would get, I would happily puff my way through 300 a day.
That’s how much I enjoy the habit.
Medical fantasy aside however, I’m acutely aware of the seductively dangerous game of Russian roulette I play each time I light up; that’s my choice.
It’s also a choice many of my friends have made over the years, though a significant number have renounced their filthy ways for various reasons.
My point ??
My point is that in the 25 years I’ve been at it, neither I nor anyone I know has ever seen a smoker who has one of those revolting smiles riddled with mouth cancer. Same goes for the gangrenous limbs; I bet those images are actually frostbite victims recently dragged into Everest base camp ??
I’m sure there are cases out there somewhere; awful cases in which the side-effects of cigarette smoking are taken to their most nauseating conclusion…but I still haven’t seen one myself.
Have you…

24 comments:

Georgia said...

Haven't seen anyone with a gangrenous limb but a friend of a friend who was a heaby smoker died of tongue cancer at the age of 29, her head a bloated mess when she fell off the perch. It's a shame if the anti-smoking lobby has to fake photos to try and scare people. One would think that the risk of a hideous death by lung cancer or the possibility of having to live with that revolting hole in the throat would be enough to make people realise that smoking is a bad idea. That said, I had a reversion to my uni social smoking days last night and I had budgie cage mouth this morning. Just as well I woke up alone...

Rob Byrnes said...

If you have a hole in your throat technically you could possibly smoke 2 cigs at the same time.
However, back to the point, I strongly disagree with "doctoring" evidence.

Georgia said...

Yes, you can smoke through the hole in the neck. I've seen people do it on telly. Truly scary how fucking desperate for a ciggie you have to be.

fingers said...

Precisely, Oh Desert Dipstick...
I'm sure these cases exist, it's just that I've never seen one and I've been round smokers all my life.
Hey Byrnes...WTF have you been...

Ms Smack said...

wow its a fake? great doctoring. My grandma had bronchitis and continued to smoke. She died 2 weeks later.

Thats about as close as I've got to real stories.

I'll have a think about it though and get back to you.

IndianGirl said...

I only smoke when i am smoking....

Mex said...

the only side effect i get from smoking is the added 'coolness' effect. id be such a loser if i didnt smoke.

fingers said...

Nothing cooler than smoking a ciggie on the Stealth Vespa at 80kph.
And you have to be some kind of hero not to flinch when the ember flies off and goes straight down your shirt-front...

IndianGirl said...

So your not up for hot wax then?

fingers said...

No need for wax, Pocahontas !!!
I'm totally hairless after the recent lasering.
You can't reach 80kph on a Vespa with stubble...

IndianGirl said...

Dont your dentures come out at that speed grandpa?

Rob Byrnes said...

So where the hell are you lurking nowdays fingers now that Lambe has effectively single handedly killed off WWW?

BTW do not miss anatomy for beginners on SBS tonight, awesome stuff.

IndianGirl said...

So if i was to listen to you 'Rob Byrnes' (if that really is your name) this 'Lambe' character has killed off the worldwide web?

Straight jackets over here nurse, make it 100cc's.......

Rob Byrnes said...

You caught me out indiangirl.
My name is actually "Lance Perilous"!
I eat tree stumps whilst roller blading.
Still waiting for my 1000cc's.
Of what?

Georgia said...

Bromide?

IndianGirl said...

Excellent georgia, nothing worse than a sexed up train geek

fingers said...

What dentures ??
I have a set of teeth painted on my visor, Two Dogs.
Hey, Byrnes...have you and Flipper been manacled together in the eyes of God yet...

Georgia said...

Huh? Is this a blog or a Roman Catholic dating agency?

WJ said...

Mary Mother of God. The only thing more terrifying than the thought of ash down fingers' decoletage is the thought of fingers running a dating agency.

Oh, and Rob, I hear 1000cc's of arsenic is a great pick-me-up.

Which would also be an apt name for fingers' dating service...

Georgia said...

Pick-me-up or Arsenic???

Anita said...

How the hell did I miss this post? Whatever, I've seen serious mouth cancer, but never from cigarettes. Only from chaw tobacco, which is popular in the redneck community here in the south, and is 10 times more potent than ciggies. I actually know a guy in grad school who's got braces and dips. He's a weirdo. He's gay and he wants to teach Faulkner.

Georgia said...

Braces and dips? Chaw tobacco? Do you need a phrase book before you enter your hometown?

fingers said...

At uni I remember an experiment conducted by the science department.
They took 12 live worms, placed half of them in a glass of distilled water and half in a glass of water through which an entire carton of ciggies had been filtered.
The worms in the distilled water lived for a week, however the worms in the ciggie-water died an agonising death within minutes.
Conclusion: If you smoke, you'll never get worms...

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