This the 12th day that I no longer smoke. I still want to smoke but I am not going to.I have detailed before that my reasons for quitting are taxes and insurance. One of my friends yesterday said she did not want to make big tobacco richer. So called big tobacco is not getting richer in the USA. Their profits are coming from emerging nations where smoking apparently does not cause cancer. Any profits that they realize here must be plowed in advertisement telling you not to use their products. The only one profiting from smoking in America is Big Government. Ironically, tobacco companies make their profits in America on whiskey. Check out the number of distillers owned by tobacco companies. TRIVIA!! Just for fun list all the industries in free countries that are required to buy advertisements telling you not to buy and use their products!!!!
I have noticed a lot of people are concerned about weight gain when they give up smoking. I have averaged gaining a half pound per day since I quit. I saw on Television the other day that Government experts are now saying obesity is worse that smoking. Can you imagine!! After all these years of being bombarded with mostly meaningless stats on how bad smoking is, they have found something worse. I figure that with my current rate of weight gain I will die of morbib obesity in 12 to 16 months. I may of course br saved by the upcoming Government attack on sugar and fat. When the government attacked smokers those that did not smoke did not care. I wonder how many of the same people will look to me to help fight government control and taxing of food products. Oh well! If the government does not act in time to save me from obesity, at least my coffin will not smell like an ashtray!! WAIT A MINUTE!! Maybe I could take responsibility for my own actions!!!! No, I guess BIG BROTHER needs to do it for me. After all what is government for??