Famous Tobacco Smokers

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"What gets me out of bed in the morning is the prospect of another day's smoking" --- J.R.R. Tolkien

the huge pipe theory
"First Intelligent Usage of Tools by Man, Circa 2,000,000 BC" or "The Big Pipe Theory"[1]

What could one possibly write about Tobacco? People have called it The Tree of Life[4], The Tree of Hope, The Tree of Peace, The Divine Pleasure, The Sublime Pleasure, The Motivator of Great Minds, The Sacred Plant, The Great Analgesic[2], The Devil's Weed, and many other different names. Ideally, Tobacco smoking should be a Holy Sacrament, but the pleasure it gives is so intense that many (if not most) people who smoke, usually abuse it on a daily basis[3].

The author's feelings about Tobacco smoking, are nicely summarized by the author's favorite composer, Johann Sebastian Bach, in his Edifying Thoughts of a Tobacco Smoker, by Charles Spurgeon (below), a British Baptist preacher, who said: "When I have found intense pain relieved, a weary brain soothed, and calm, refreshing sleep obtained by a cigar, I have felt grateful to God, and have blessed His name.", and by J.R.R. Tolkien (below) with his famous quote, above.

NOT happy to be alive
Waking up and realizing you are still alive: not allowed to smoke(giphy)

happy to be ALIVE
Waking up and realizing you are still alive: allowed to smoke

Next time you try to fight the irresistible urge to enjoy some Tobacco, remember to look at the list of notable people in no particular order below, of people who have enjoyed it.

Composers, Musicians, Song-Writers, Music Artists Mathematicians, Physicists, Scientists Painters Philosophers, Authors, Writers, Playwrights, Poets Leaders, Politicians Society Actors, Comedians, Entertainers, Models, TV and Film Personalities Chess Players[8]

Notes

  1. From Cartoons.
  2. Precisely because Tobacco is an analgesic and it greatly relieves the tremendous pain that most people are in, those in power and control, have banned its use from all public and work-places, under the pretext that it presents dangers to non-smokers via passive smoking. This way, the pain of the ones who are suffering can be made greater in the absence of the most efficient analgesic Nature has given man.
  3. For those worried about adverse health effects, nothing has been proved about cigarettes or tobacco in general, except general correlations, such as: abusing it/overdosing on it on a regular basis and for a long time, MAY cause anything from minor undesired side effects to total cancer of every organ in your body. There have been studies on American Indians with some of them suckers smoking like an apartment's gas chimney. Total casualties after ~50 years of studies: around 1 case of lung cancer, on a population sample of ~1,000. Of course, if you abuse it on a daily basis, you'll just have it coming. So, always contemplate very carefully whether you deserve a next cigarette. Best is to use it only as a reward for lots of work.
  4. Rev. 2:7: "τῷ νικῶντι δώσω αὐτῷ φαγεῖν ἐκ τοῦ ξύλου τῆς ζωῆς, ὅ ἐστιν ἐν τῷ παραδείσῳ τοῦ θεοῦ." Compare with Gen. 2:17 "από δε του ξύλου του γινώσκει καλόν και πονηρόν, ου μη φάγεσθε απ' αυτού, η δ' αν ημέραν φάγητε απ’ αυτού, θανάτω αποθανείσθε".
References
  1. Joop van Dijk's Gallery of Famous Smokers.
  2. Discount Cheap Cigarettes Famous Smokers Gallery.
  3. List of Famous Smokers.
  4. Cigarettes Place Famous Smokers.
  5. Smoker's Association Famous Smokers List.
  6. Smoker's Association Famous Smokers Encyclopedia.
  7. Telemarketing's The Pipes of the Famous.
  8. From Smoking and Chess.