Jennie Ridyard
2 minute read
1 Jun 2020
4:04 am

If heart attacks and erectile dysfunction didn’t scare smokers, who thought Covid would?

Jennie Ridyard

Why would adding Covid-19 to the list of 99 Reasons Why Smoking Is Stupid convince a smoker to quit?

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Smoking: a nasty, dirty, stinking, polluting, disease-causing habit if ever there was one. However, right now I’m ready to fire up the old cowboy killers in solidarity with South African smokers. Don’t get me wrong, I still loathe smoking; I’m still the person who’ll glare if you light up near me, coughing prissily and wafting my hand. I used to tell my kids if I ever caught them with cigarettes, I’d make them smoke the pack then eat the butts. Happily, they never tested these threats – because those filters that people who “never litter” mindlessly flick to the ground...