Dying for a fag…

Smoking in cars should be banned. 

Today the BMA have called for smoking in cars to be outlawed due to the effect 2nd hand smoke can have on passengers, particularly children.  I absolutely applaud this, even though it will cause massive outrage to smokers who already have chips on their shoulders as large as the tar on their lungs, over the public spaces ban. 

Ms Cushion would love to see smoking made illegal whilst driving in particular, also ban other distractions like putting on lipstick, eating, kids, changing radio channels after some selfish git someone else drove your car, drinking hot drinks and using mobiles.  What, mobile use already banned, who knew? 

I used to smoke.  I used to open new cigarette packets, light them, drop them, frantically search for lit ones on the floor of my car and nearly crash as a result.  How many of us have thrown a lit ciggie out of the drivers window, only for it to come back in the passenger’s window behind?  Whilst smoking in cars is dangerous to passengers health, it is also dangerous to the driver and other road users.. which is why I support the ban.

RIP Deborah Lawson

http://www.metro.co.uk/news/838249-dropped-cigarette-caused-kent-car-death

There was me feeling sorry for myself…

….crying actually when a DM pops up in Tweetdeck that stops me in my tracks. FGS, how do you cope when the man you love is dying in front of you?  “Wendy” and “John” have been married for as long as I’ve been alive and have raised their children. They should be celebrating their retirement but instead Wendy has to watch John fading slowly away from her.  When he is conscious he is in agony, so they increase his morphine which takes him away from her again. 

I don’t know if John and Wendy have said their goodbye’s, I don’t know if he will even make it through to Valentine’s Day. This song goes out to Wendy and John, “If you get there before I do”.. 

* Sad update, “John” passed away on the morning of the 15th of February.  RIP .

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