Sunday, November 8, 2009

Smoking is disgusting but veganism is awesome


So, a debate between my significant other began this evening as a result of me handing him my chinese food leftovers--- General Tso's tofu (and may i add it was quite bangin') Anyway, the usual protocol when I hand my carnivoire boyfriend something to eat that is Vegan is to say, "Doesn't it taste as good as meat?" His usual answer, "It tastes good but it doesn't taste like meat" was not sufficent enough tonight. Instead, he said, "You really do vegans an injustice when yous ay stuff like that. Yous hould justs say isn't it good?" He may have been right.

I have been vegan for many years---mainly because I am horrified by injesting the flesh of an animal and am a total animal rights advocate not in the Peta sense because I despise them) but in the same way I am a feminist. I believe animals deserve to be treated with respect like any other living thing...just as women should be treated equally to men...blah blah blah


Anyway, somehow the debate insued that since I am a cigarette smoker it negates the fact that I am vegan since it is "the most unhealthy thing a person can do to themselves." I agree, however am currently in the thralls of addiction and cannot see the light. Anyway, I argue...well at least I have a better chance of not developing "colon cancer." So the debate continues...

I felt the need to express that Americans have a higher cancer rate than any other country I acn think of yet many Asian and European countries have tons of smokers (any smoking is not so taboo there or outlawed in bars and resteraunts) yet they have a much lower rate of cancer. Can anyone tell me why? I am curious.... can a better diet negate the terrible effects of smoking???

If anyone has any insight on these matters beside sthe obvious..."smoking is bad" rhetoric...I'd be psyched to hear it.


Best wishes,

Zoe Alexandra

vegan smoker

5 comments:

Latanya Rene said...

Well I think it had a lot to do with the fact that there are a lot of harmful things in a lot of our foods in America. Loads of foods are fresh and not pumped full of harmful chemicals. Same thing goes for different brands of cigs in other parts of the world. Also, stress can cause cancer and it is known that Americans are the most stressed group of people out there. I mean, I could be totally wrong but I think that it has a lot to do with why cancer is so high in America. ALSO, obesity is a major issue in this country which can also lead to cancer. We are just fat and full of chemicals in these parts so it bring our rate to a alarming high. I feel like I am a commercial or something right now.

Murder She Wrote said...

Latanya, yes a commercial but---A commercial for Veganism which is awesome!!!
Still another mystery is why many Europeans eat meat, dairy and butter at an alarming rate and yet overall there is a lower obsesity rate over there!!! hmm....

Latanya Rene said...

It's because we have things like dollar menus and large portions of meat and cheese and EVERYTHING! We are spoiled and greedy in the states which makes for a very fat country. I think everything needs to be re-evaluated but Americans love money and will do almost anything to make it.

mistivelvet said...

I keep telling my husband that my starry big ass dream is to someday live on a tropical island (Fiji seems the dreamiest) and just eat fresh fish and vegetables and fruit. That seems like a good, sane life to me. So glad you are still writing.

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