Today I wanted to share my opinion about smoking habit. I must say that it has always been disgusting for me but when I was younger, I didn’t really know too many people who were smoking. In the past few years I met people at work who were smoking addicts and now I have several friends who do it regularily. The worst thing is that many of them are really young people and they are messing up their health already in such an early age. It’s just awful for me to see another young boy or girl lighting up a cigarette and sometimes I would really like to pull it out from their mouth although I have no legal right to do so (and I won’t). For me, smoking is a sign of lower intelligence and I think that young people who haven’t smoked for long should really quit it ASAP to avoid leaving a bad impression about themselves. When I think of smoking, I just can’t stop myself thinking about people who don’t have a good job, use vulgar language and THINK they have a big ego although they are worth nothing in my eyes. The awful thing about smoking also is that it leaves down a disgusting smell which attaches to your and nearby people clothing (also hair) and it’s a reason for people to stop working, stop studying, stop doing whatever they were doing to just go and do nothing. Come on – go and rest then, don’t overload your body with just a different kind of crap!
As a businessman I must say that cigarettes are indeed a brilliant business idea. It’s a dirty business I’d say, but it’s hugely profitable. The “good” thing about cigarettes is that they are relatively cheap to produce, they are easy to ship since they are so light, one small package is worth a nice sum of money and most important of all, they cause addiction! Every business would rise like a rocket if it caused addiction. Another interesting point is that even if one wanted to quit smoking, it becomes really hard for him or her (especially if he/she doesn’t have a very strong personality) if friends and for example co-workers still smoke all the time and provide no support whatsoever to the one trying to quit.
One day I had some free time and I had my Canon camera with me, so I decided to create some attention regarding this topic. I stepped into a supermarket, bought a bunch of expensive Marlboro cigarettes for about 35 USD and went to my Chevy Suburban. I carefully placed the packages to the asphalt in front of all the people walking by and then did a little burnout on them. My message was that at least some people who drive such big and rare cars in Estonia simply HATE smoking and since such vehicles are especially loved by younger people who are often addicted to smoking, they should see that while the car is cool, smoking simply isn’t. Our company seriously supports quitting smoking and we won’t hesitate to help our employees also financially if it was necessary for some method of quitting it. Oh, and if you say that with my action I supported Phillip Morris Corporation instead, then you’re right, but I’d say that I supported Estonian government instead. Believe me, Morris won’t even notice the difference in their financial statement from what I did.
At my company Red Rock Decals which produces high quality stickers and decals for cars, we also have a STOP SMOKING sticker in our product line and if you have the same opinion with me, why not add it to your car and make people think twice when they light up their next cigarette.
Click to visit the Red Rock Decals product page and buy one of these stickers yourself. I also added a special discount to our web store which you can feel free to use – buy it 20% cheaper! Use coupon code STOPSMOKING at checkout.