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Happy birthday, smoking kills in a pig’s eye!
4th March 2009
Loki Schmidt, wife of the former German Chancellor (1974-1982) Helmut Schmidt, the most popular politician in recent German history, turned 90 on the 2nd of March. Defiant, self-assured, intelligent and famous, Helmut and Loki have been role models for smokers all over the world.
Please note that we have not used the word “unrepentant”. That is because such word implies that there is a sin to “repent” about in the first place – in this case, smoking.
Smoking is not a sin. Smoking is beautiful – and yes, today more than ever, it is a sign of distinction. Intelligent people smoke. People who have a strong character smoke – those who do not, just quit, comply and repent (and some become stinking antismoking bastards because they hate those who still enjoy without fear).
“Smoking kills”. Yes, sure. Schmidt is well known for his more than 70 years of heavy smoking (up to four packs of menthol cigarettes a day), which he smokes right in the face of Tobacco Control and its believers. "I smoke everywhere, except in a church" is one of his quotes. When the cool and rational Schmidt was asked whether you need passion for your work, he replied: "You need willpower. And cigarettes."
Well said, Helmut. In this video (German), his friend Henry Kissinger (former US Secretary of State in the 70s) says in his address: "It wasn't clear to me that chain-smoking and intense consumption of Coca Cola are the keys to longevity". Well said, Henry!... The Schmidt are the empirical demonstration that what Tobacco Control says is a fraud: and no trash "attributions of causality" needed here!
More information on this exceptional examples of moral, intellectual and physical fortitude in the English version of the FORCES Germany blog, link below.
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