A study of 18 to 21-year-old men revealed that the IQs of smokers averaged 94 – seven points lower than non-smokers on 101.Yep. Stupid people need help. They are far too dumb to make their own decisions. It's up to the 'clever' righteous to do their thinking for them.
Prof Weiser said: "People on the lower end of the average IQ tend to display poorer overall decision-making skills when it comes to their health.
"People with lower IQs are not only prone to addictions such as smoking. These same people are more likely to have obesity, nutrition and narcotics issues.
"Our study may help parents and health professionals help at-risk young people make better choices."
But then ...
Women who went to university consume more alcohol than their less-highly-educated counterparts, a major study has found.Because, d'you see? Clever people need help. They are far too, err, clever, to make their own decisions. It's up to the righteous to do their thinking for them.
Women who achieved "medium" or "high" test marks as schoolgirls are up to 2.1 times more likely to drink daily as adults.
Commenting on the findings, a spokesman for the Alcohol Concern charity said: "This raises concerns which need to be addressed."
Now, am I alone in thinking that the study into alcohol and intelligence was probably originally designed to come up with the opposite result?
It matters not, though. Retarded or genius, the righteous always know better than you.