Derek Acorah, cuckoo ghost-whisperer, on quitting smoking.
I have been a non-smoker now for 11 weeks and I am still going strong. Giving up smoking has been one of the biggest and most important challenges of my life. I have done it, but it was because I wanted to do it and not because anybody told me I must do it. The time was right for me. All the scare tactics in the world didn't work on me – all the pictures of diseased lungs on cigarette packets, all the television advertising, nothing. I had to reach that point where I wanted it for myself.Very true. And something that anti-smoking fucknuts will never truly understand if their stubborn adherence to those very same failed methods be the judge.
However, after such an accurate assessment, Acorah makes the transition from smoker to rabid, hectoring, dictatorial ex-smoker, of tasmanian devil-esque proportion, in world record time.
... about two paragraphs, in fact.
It is unfortunate that the government uses stealth tactics in an attempt to price cigarettes out of reach of ordinary folk by raising taxes by a few pence at a time. If they truly want people to give up smoking, they should impose a complete ban on smoking anywhere at any time.I think I must need the services of a medium myself, as I didn't see that entirely illogical conclusion coming at all.