Oh, Boy, a New ‘Disorder’

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My wife smokes cigarettes, as do millions of other people. As if it weren’t bad enough that she has that habit–no, she doesn’t think it’s a good thing–now she finds printed on her medical reports, in all caps, TOBACCO USE DISORDER.

It wouldn’t be quite so irritating if the same yocks denouncing tobacco use weren’t simultaneously touting the benefits of smoking marijuana. They want to ban tobacco and legalize pot. By “legalize” they mean trying to get everybody to smoke it.

I have known many pot-smokers in my time: idiots all. If there are some medical benefits from some of the chemicals in marijuana, okay, fine. You can probably get those without filling your lungs with raw smoke and getting stoned so that you spout twaddle and think it’s profound. Or you can cook it into brownies and serve them at a New Year’s party. I saw that once. They all wound up passed out on the floor. It wasn’t even midnight yet.

Stigmatizing tobacco use (how come smokers don’t rate as “victims”?) while lauding marijuana-smoking to the skies is nothing but hypocrisy.

I find it hard to get used to.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

8 responses to “Oh, Boy, a New ‘Disorder’

  • Marge Hofknecht

    Personally, I dislike cigarette smoking; I quit years ago. But marijuana smoking clouds your mind so much that a person under that influence can cause great damage to others should they get into the driver’s seat. I smoked marijuana throughout my late teens and early twenties and I don’t want to see it legalized. I think it’s worse than getting drunk because you don’t feel that sluggishly dragging sloppy way that you get from drinking. At least, that’s the difference I remember.


    • leeduigon

      Never tried it, despite a great deal of social pressure applied by my, er, friends. At one point in my life I drank too much; but that went away when I got married.

      BTW, Marge, do you ever hear from Marlene? She seems to have disappeared, and I’m a bit worried for her.


  • Watchman

    All these things are driven by different lobbyists, the anti-cigarette lobbyists, the pro-marijuana lobbyists. It all comes down who has the most influence, and deepest pockets. Look up Alex Berenson. He makes the case that incidents of psychosis have increased since Marijuana has become more prevalent, also it has become much more powerful today than it was just a few decades ago. It amazes they have just rushed headlong into legalizing it without considering all the consequences.


  • unknowable2

    I have always found it strange that the risks of inhaling smoke don’t seem to be of any concern where marijuana is concerned. I think Watchman is onto something.



    Good point: “Stigmatizing tobacco use (how come smokers don’t rate as “victims”?) while lauding marijuana-smoking to the skies is nothing but hypocrisy.”


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