A few days back, after looking for some batteries for cell phones, the wife and I decided to the other having a quick and cheap lunch at a nearby Chinese restaurant ... well not really cheap cos the price of food at these Chinese restaurants have shot up quite a bit, and happen to notice this guy a few tables away.
He was there by himself, had a teapot of Chinese tea on the table, was reading the newspaper and was happily puffing away, which is the norm in these restaurants. I'm not and never have been (and never will be) a smoker and I find it totally inconsiderate of people to smoke in public, let alone at an eating place.
But never mind, that's a story for another day. So, there was this guy, happily puffing away. I then noticed that he had attached his cigarette to one of those cigarette filter devises. Now, I find that to be the most ridiculous thing to do. If you're going to smoke and kill yourself (not forgetting the attempted murder of the innocent people around you who have to inhale your smoke), why even bother to put a filter to it?
Isn't it a little redundant, not to mention silly? Do you think simply attaching a filter to try and filter out the harmful effects of cigarettes is really going to work? I've got news for you smokers. No amount of filtering is going to help save your lungs and your life if you're still going to insist on lighting up that cancer stick.
The only way to make cigarette smoking safe is to NOT smoke! Period! There are no two ways or fancy shortcuts about it. So, please don't delude yourself that you're helping to save your lungs with that silly piece of filter cos you're still going to eventually die a horrible death from smoking!