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Old 14.03.2011, 17:49
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Which is worse: Cigarettes or Alcohol?

I was listening to George Galloway on Talk Sport the other night & a debate about cigarettes going under the counter & sold in plain packaging in good old GB. A caller argued that alcohol is much worse than cigarettes because when drunk one can get violent whereas smoking only damages yourself. George agreed.

Now I was amazed, I think GG is normally a very clever & intelligent man but to agree about that is plain crazy. The cost to all from healthcare to smokers, obviously the health hazard as an individual & most people who get drunk aren't violent. If you also smoke too much (a chain smoker) you are more likely to have health problems than drink too much on a regular basis too.

Lucky old me, I don't smoke & drink only with a meal mostly... I also don't understand the levels of young people who smoke here but there's been nuff said about all that. I really think smoking is worse than drinking.

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Re: Which is worse: Cigarettes or Alcohol?

There's also the question of second hand smoke. Personally I find smokers more annoying than drinkers (the stink on my clothes etc) but I've never been a smoker and have always been a drinker so I'm biased.
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Re: Which is worse: Cigarettes or Alcohol?

Alternatively, one can look beyond just alcohol and tobacco and, in that broader context, wonder what's really going on

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Re: Which is worse: Cigarettes or Alcohol?

I refer you to this...

Of course Alcohol is more harmful than pretty much anything you can think of but that's just my opinion and a few other scientist considered slightly loopy
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There's also the question of second hand smoke. Personally I find smokers more annoying than drinkers (the stink on my clothes etc) but I've never been a smoker and have always been a drinker so I'm biased.
I was at a concert in Luzern last weekend & was really annoyed at people smoking whilst children were in the hall (at the warm-up), later I roughly calculated out of 200 people 90% were smoking (it was quite a trendy gig).
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Re: Which is worse: Cigarettes or Alcohol?

I thought it was smoking dope that was found to be less harmful than drinking.

I guess it's one of those relative things, a chain smoker may be in worse health than an alcoholic, but I think it would be wrong to say an alcoholics problems is limited to their physical health.
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INow I was amazed, I think GG is normally a very clever & inteligent man
Shouldn't there be a sarcasm smiley in there somewhere?
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Shouldn't there be a sarcasm smiley in there somewhere?
No inteligent man would do this on live television of course...

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Shouldn't there be a sarcasm smiley in there somewhere?
Why?

The other fact someone said against alcohol was the fact that in the supermarkets they sometimes heavily discount alcohol but obviously never do that with ciggy's (or less so as you do get some promotional packs cheaper sometimes).
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