- NOT AFRAID OF THE CYBERNATS
Fourteen months off the cigarettes and I find this article utter nonsense. Happy pills indeed. When everything else is cut, why do these idiotic so-called scientific investigations still manage to obtain funding?
- Engineer Oldman
Makes sense. There’s a great relief in taking off shoes that are too tight – but that doesn’t mean people with ill-fitting shoes are happier overall. Thankfully, tight shoes aren’t addictive, or promoted as rugged/grown-up/sophisticated/slimming, so it’s a fairly minor issue.
Not sure whether it is grant- aided mono-subject research or selectively edited presentation of the outcome, but non-joined-up science is as, if not more, dangerous than no science at all. Weight gain is frequently a result of quitting smoking, leading to elevated risk of thrombosis – and there is often increased consumption of alcohol. The advice to take pills to counter these may well be out of the frying pan into the fire. Laboratory models by their nature cannot replicate the range of bodily and mental make-ups that are the human being. Notice online comments in the BMJ of an unnamed researcher are leapt upon by the professional anti-smoking lobby, grist to the mill of the one-sided debate.
if I had known at the time, I would have quit smoking and gone onto valium pills. Smoking does not depress, it reduces the activity of your imagination to a neutral base. Or did you not understand that, in the old days, after a spectacular sexual encounter, the first thing you reached for when it was over was a cigarette?
- Treacle Scone