Have you ever lived with a smoker? If you have, chances are your whole home was full of stinky, lethal secondhand smoke. Smokers obviously are turning off their rational mind. One only has to look at the statistics.
It pains me when I walk by my local high school and see beautiful young teens sucking on the weed. I say to myself, “but you did it too back then.” And I did. Thank God I saw the light, hopefully in time.
Ironically, some smokers are avid environmentalists. I find it a joke that they make a career out of saving the Earth when they can’t even control what toxic substances go into their own bodies, not to mention our biosphere.
And weed? Well, in Canada it’s going to be legalized. Has everyone forgotten that it’s just as dangerous, if not worse, than cigarette smoke?
I believe future humans will look back in amazement at this mindless puffing, just as we look back in amazement at past people doing stupid things like bloodletting or drinking water out of lead pipes. The only difference, however, is that we know the difference. Past people were simply ignorant and didn’t know any better. So that makes smoking infinitely more absurd today.