Ain't gonna argue why people should have the right to kill themselves... usually smokers are condemned because they cause harm to those around them (second hand smokers... to be debated for another day). And then I thought, how much would cig smokes compared to cars emissions??
Apparently, FORCE International done a complete report on it here. Although the report is not based in Singapore, it does shows interesting insights.
Conclusion of the report is that;
In order for cigarette smokes to match the same amount of air pollution in the stated cities, it will require; (from report)
- 33 millions cigarettes per person each year
- 91,300 cigarettes per person each day
- 3,810 cigarettes per person each hour
- 64 cigarettes per person each minute
Ain't gonna deny that cig kills (Smokers mostly), even isolating smokers is understandable but to make them suffer (coffee beans: sit under the rain and sun. Ikea, no sitting given.) ... that's just cruel.
The advocates may publish questionable researches and reports or even exaggerating findings and messages, it's pretty obvious global warming is real and car emission is one of its biggest contributers if not the main contributer... and yet owning a car is deemed desirable while smokers are condemned.
As Al Gore said, '
Seriously... those gruesome pictures on the cigarette packets are only scaring no one... at least no one I know.