Re: virus: Tabacco mind virus.

Drakir (
Tue, 29 Jul 1997 13:09:10 +0100

Tony Hindle wrote:
> In message <>, Richard
> Jones <> writes
> >> This isnt about encouraging people to stop smoking, its about
> >> discouraging people to work on behalf of the tabacco mind virus.
> >
> >If this isn't about people not smoking then what's the point? If you
> >don't care whether people stop smoking or not, then why should you care
> >that someone's making money out of them smoking?
> Its people starting smoking that is my target area.

But if you don't care that they smoke, and you don't care if they quit,
why should you care that they start?

> Once people
> smoke the nicotine does the tabacco giants work for them by keeping
> their customers.

So in fact it's nicotine's fault, and not the tobacco giants. Surely
that absolves them from any kind of blame.

> BTW Drakir could you stop smoking if you wanted to?

If I were isolated from other smokers then it wouldn't be a problem, but
it's seeing other people smoke that makes me want a cigarette more than
anything else.

> Do you have
> an old uncle albert who smoked 40 a day all his life and lived until he
> was a hundred by any chance?

Had a next door neighbour who smoked 70 a day for 50 years, and he died
of pneumonia (not brought on by smoking, either, apparently)!

> >> > and no tobacco
> >> >company is going to change their ways because of one incident.
> >>
> >> There is more than one terminally ill lung cancer victim in the
> >> world.
> >
> >Yeah. So? You really think that one killing is going to make someone
> >who's earning X million a year think. "Oh no, I think I'll stop selling
> >fags!"?
> After the first death becomes public knowledge it will catch on
> and spread.

After it catches and spreads the security goes up, and potential
assassins are shot dead by body gaurds. I mean, they're dead already,
so what's it matter whether they die from cancer of gunshot wounds.

> >And this reason is one of the most dubious yet. It's revenge on the
> >most general scale.
> No not revenge (although I may have been trying to push people's
> revenge buttons to encourage them to think about it) its for the greater
> good of humankind.

Surely Nuclear disarmament and the introduction of more democratic
governing systems all over the world are more immediately for the
greater good of humankind. Stopping the trade in tobacco merely makes
massive unemployment.

> >> I know a tabacco plc bloke and he is really nice.
> >
> >I'm supprised you think so judging by the rest of this thread.
> Its you Drakir, you are him.

Well, then where is all the money?

I'm glad you think I'm really nice, though :)

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