I hate all these antismoking doctors. So H/T Rose again, for an article about antismoking zealot Sir Ian Gilmore, and a line that crept back into mind a few days later:
But on a solemn note Gilmore explains that people choosing to stand outside to smoke, shivering in the cold, demonstrates that tobacco is a “drug of addiction”.
Does that really demonstrate that tobacco is a drug of addiction?
I don’t think it does.
In the first place, they’re not ‘choosing’ to stand outside. That choice was taken away from them on 1 July 2007, when they were, in Deborah Arnott’s words, “exiled to the outdoors.” Outside is where you now have to be if you want to have a beer and a cigarette.
Anyway, I don’t stand outside in the cold. I just stop going to pubs between October and April. Because I don’t want to sit inside…
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