Now, this television interview between a reporter and some woman off the street – who didn’t want to be identified by name for fear that she’d reveal her identity – surpasses almost every threshold of stupid imaginable.
Thresholds one through five were of course instantly surpassed by the woman’s declaration that she wanted to remain anonymous – while being broadcast live on the most-watched news station – in one of the country’s biggest cities.
It is national non-smoking week, but after watching an inane exchange on the news yesterday, I propose that a national non-stupid week is perhaps more in order.
Imagine trying to get a product on today’s market that kills one in every two people who use it.
It would never happen – again; yet, it continues to be marketed today.
According to the Oxford Medical Companion
, tobacco is the only legally available consumer product that kills people when used as intended.Every six seconds
someone dies from a tobacco-related illness.
So, dear smokers, are you ready to commit to a New Year’s resolution? Or, at least to life, as it were?