Cliff Buchler
2 minute read
22 Dec 2021
8:01 am

Nicotine is an evil ingredient that maims and kills

Cliff Buchler

Do smokers not feel embarrassed standing in smoking zones, virtually ostracised from offices, shops, airplanes, restaurants, et al?

Photo for illustration: iStock

Forgive me if I’m spoiling your Christmas, but it’s a weight I need to get off my stitched up chest. This year, I’ve spent some time in intensive care units witnessing the death of a number of heart patients. And in almost every case, their lungs packed up as a direct result of smoking. I survived despite clogged arteries and defective aortic valve. Because my lungs are lily white, free from poisonous brown sludge, the procedures were successful. I’m alive to spend Christmas at home. That smoking is a killer is common knowledge. There’s enough evidence to justify the killer...