Tobacco Free Florida Week
In my backyard LA is having a no-swear week so I guess Florida decided to up the anti by having a ridiculous PR stunt of their own; Tobacco Free Florida Week. Now, lets not get into the minutia of all of this and how its ridiculous. Because, after all, it is completely ridiculous. But what’s even more disheartening is how some smokers are responding to it.
Some smokers said Tobacco Free week is a good idea.
“I think I will stop in the next couple of weeks,” said Bob Zuckerman, 66, of Hollywood, who has been smoking for 40 years — and was recently diagnosed with emphysema.
Marybeth Burdekin, 48, a bartender at Toucans, said she might stop because she spends about $40 a week on cigarettes. “I think it’s worth a try,” she said. “It’s like a New Year’s resolution.”
WOOPIIIIII YAHOO! Look, cigarette smokers, just because you don’t want to deal with the nasty side affects of your pastime you shouldn’t give the government cover. My God, people. Are you so dumb as to need a kick in the ass by the government to do what you think is right?
Take a clue from your cigar smoking brethren:
“I don’t know how much time I have left, so I’m going to enjoy it while I can,” said Arthur David, 74, of Lauderhill, who was smoking a Cuban cigar.
“I’m going to continue smoking cigars because they’re good for your constitution,” said Sid Acker, 56, a part-time resident of Hollywood, as he puffed on a cigar at Havaco Cigars and Wine Shop. “And they’re very good with Cuban coffee.”
There, you have it. Cigar smokers have it right. But that’s beside the point. We have the Florida government trying to discourage people from taken part in a legal activity. And, yes, they are probably right in their assertion that smoking is bad for your health but that’s not the point.
The point is this: Do you want the government telling you how to live every aspect of your life? It seems like many cigarette smokers are willing to go along on that ride.