I wondered when this common-sense information would finally be reported during a pandemic.

The Chicago Tribune article titled: People have been using more alcohol, weed, and drugs because of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you find yourself over your heads during the holidays, help is available., reported the following.

“People with substance use disorder — especially involving opioids or tobacco — are at a significantly higher risk for contracting COVID-19. What’s more, they also are more likely to develop a serious case of the virus and die, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health.”

The WHO, World health organization report article titled WHO: Smokers more likely to develop, die from COVID-19

“The World Health Organization is warning that smokers are more likely to develop severe COVID-19 and die from the respiratory illness compared to nonsmokers, citing a review of studies by public health experts.”

The Purpose of This Post

Is to relate an ancient proverb and to wonder if smoking weed should be included in the articles?

King Solomon

Wisdom is found on the lips of the discerning, but a rod is for the back of one who has no sense. (Proverb 10:13)

What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. (Ecclesiastes 1:9)

What’s My Point?

In ancient times, it was common practice to beat or whip people who could not or chose not to use common sense to discern that if they did something foolish to harm others or even themselves, they would suffer a punishment for their foolish actions.

In our contemporary times, we no longer beat people. Instead, we allow people to be free to make individual choices and as long as they only harm themselves and not others. No one will beat them; they will just suffer the consequences of their own foolish choices or lack of common sense.

In My Opinion

I smoked cigarettes and quit 60 years ago. I never smoked weed in my 80 years of life. Every year many of the people who I knew who smoked are no longer alive.

Why the reports did not include weed which people smoke is suspect coverup in my opinion.

If Interested

Read the Source Links below

You Decide

Should weed smoking be considered to afford the same health risks as cigarettes in the news reports or is the same coverup in the past false coverup of the harm of cigarettes to profit being repeated this time by the Government instead of Private Corporations?

Will there be another lawsuit in the future same as what made the cigarette producers pay a cash settlement for their part of the coverup?

And if so, will the payout be paid this time by the government who is providing or will it be from the taxpayers, namely you and me?

Is it wise or foolish to relate the above two King Solomon’s verses written 3000 years ago about beating ourselves with a rod to this contemporary time and issue and the common-sense risks of smoking anything in life for recreational purposes? For example, COVID, Lung cancer, heart disease etc. etc. as being a form of the government beating ourselves as taxpayers who are in effect the people who addicts will go as the Chicago Tribune states as being the source of “help available.”

Regards and goodwill blogging.

Source Links

Chicago Tribune

https://www.chicagotribune.com/living/health/ct-life-alcohol-weed-drugs-health-covid-19-roundup-20201217-qquxy3hrgjcrjjhqiegwfjo6jm-story.html

Washington Times

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/may/12/world-health-organization-smokers-more-likely-deve/#:~:text=The%20World%20Health%20Organization%20is%20warning%20that%20smokers,a%20review%20of%20studies%20by%20public%20health%20experts.