Ya leave truckers alone your stressing US out by jeopardizing our jobs and waiting our re and costing us money.it’s a lesior to smoke and some of us enjoy it.relaxes us.so stop with the socialism I do what I want with my body it does belong to a company and if that’s not good enough for them then I don’t belong with them.matter of fact I think it’s time to leave this country can’t be left alone anymore if I die plenty of people to replace me on the truck.I I’m (*)
Response from Vicki
Every professional truck driver has the freedom to conduct his or her personal life the way he or she chooses. The emphasis of this website is to help trucker save money. On our quit smoking page, we have outlined the costs — both direct and indirect — associated with smoking tobacco products.
I gather that you feel that you must use tobacco products to “relax”. However, I know for a fact that there are blends of certain 100% pure, therapeutic grade essential oils that have been formulated to calm and relax the body and mind, especially those that help with stress relief.
Mike has had great success in using one specific essential oil blend to help him deal with stress.
Did you take a look on our quit smoking page at how much money we estimated that Mike’s dad invested in his lungs with tobacco products over 20 years? Isn’t there a better way to invest that money?
On a side note, you have stated — or at least implied — that we are “jeopardizing your jobs” and “costing you money”. There are over 1,000 pages on this site that are dedicated to helping professional truck drivers save money and not do things that could cause them to lose their jobs. If you would please be so kind as to comment below to point out specifically how we do what you’ve said on this site, I would appreciate it.
If I may, I’d also like to comment on your statement, “if I die there are plenty of people to replace me on the truck”. We have pointed out on our death and dying page that trucking is one of the top 10 deadliest occupations in the USA. We encourage professional truck drivers to take care of themselves and their families. If it is the case that you have adopted a fatalistic view of life, perhaps it would serve you better to have a cause bigger than yourself to work toward, such as helping the less fortunate. We would hate to think that you have no hope for the future.
Again, we strongly encourage professional truck drivers to quit smoking for multiple reasons. Regardless of your choice, if you are a professional truck driver, we wish you safe travels and lots of money saving opportunities on the road.
* The only change to this submission was moving the wording from the “title” to “by” and replacing the title with a phrase in the submission itself. Everything else has been left exactly as it was submitted.