the odd cigar but not cigarettes. Yuk. Even if I get a bad cigar (not much taste) i ditch it cause it will just taste like a cigerette. i cant stand that taste.
BUT - the double standards imposed by the WTS has never been more apparent than with smoking. You cant smoke cause it causes cancer, its not like alcohol that is digested and has a purpose.
well excuse me but aspartame causes cancer. So why is diet soda banned? Chewing gum is not digested and serves no purpose and may even cause cancer if its sugar-free gum so why isnt it banned?
Oh well diet soda is ok if its consumed modestly. You need to drink a lot of aspartame according to studies. - oh really? well what about one cigerette a month? That seems rather balanced and harmless. Maybe one cigar, why you dont even inhale cigars!
What about pipes and cigars? Though the tobacco industry has long promoted pipes and cigars as status symbols, the smoke they deliver is just as deadly as that from cigarettes. Even if smokers don’t inhale cigar or pipe smoke, they have an increased risk of developing lip, mouth, and tongue cancers.
Is smokeless tobacco safe? This comes in two different forms: snuff and chewing tobacco. Snuff is a powdered tobacco, usually sold in cans or pouches. Often, users place it inside the lower lip or cheek. Chewing tobacco is sold in long strands, usually in a pouch. As the name suggests, it is chewed, not sucked. Snuff and chewing tobacco both cause bad breath, stained teeth, cancer of the mouth and pharynx, addiction to nicotine, white sores in the mouth that can lead to cancer, peeling back of the gums, and bone loss around the teeth. Clearly, sucking or chewing tobacco is not a wise alternative to smoking it.
hmmmm..... so then I assume you have done your research on this since you didnt include any references to support any of your statements here.
But basically anything that is known to cause any form of cancer is the same as smoking then? After all one has "increased risk" of lip, mouth & tongue cancer if they smoke but dont inhale. Yet an aspartame addict has an "increased risk" of any cancer. A regular sun-tanner has "increased risk" to skin cancer.
So can one be DF'd for performing these cancer risk increasing activities? Even one diet soda could technically increase ones risk of cancer right? but if diet soda is ok in moderation why arent cigerettes?
Oh but nicotine is an addictive drug ! - oh really? then coffee and cola should be banned too then right? after all caffiene is an addictive drug !
"oh no, well uhm... i guess but.... uh..... (scratches head) uhm.... why are you being this way? whats your problem? You sound like an apostate!"
The above would likely be a response to reasonable logic. This is what JW's do. If you dont agree with everything they or the WTS say without any disagreement then you are a "bad person" and you dont love Jehovah because you arent humble. Oh and how about that comment about bad breath and stained teeth? PRICELESS! So I guess garlic is out of the question and mexican food. Ever eaten that and not grabbed a piece of sugar-free mint gum to cover that?! Hell coffee contains an addictive drug AND stains your teeth.
This is the ultimate double standard....