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originally posted by: Asktheanimals
60 years ago had you suggested you wouldnt be able to smoke in restaurants, bars, cars or your home people would have laughed you off. Had you told them you will be forced to wear seat belts or face a fine or pee in a cup to keep your job they would say that "commie crap like that can't happen here". Government has access to you banking and medical records, location and know damn near everything about you.
Smoking was the tip of the spear, social behaviors have been molded at the expense of freedom and personal liberty. Few ever saw this coming and those who did were mostly those involved in implementing the control grid we are all vectors in now.
originally posted by: HolydarknessVA
a reply to: Hecate666
You are missing the simple fact, if you are renting a place then you do not own it and the owner of the property can damn well put any stipulation in the lease.
You can do what ever you want when you OWN the property. But trying to tell a owner you are going to do something to feed your addiction on their property is ridiculous.
originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: DBCowboy
I dont like smelly clothing or standing next to someone who smells like a dirty ashtray. And bad breath.... yeah smoking gives you minty fresh lovely breath. LOL
originally posted by: TiredofControlFreaks
a reply to: TiredofControlFreaks
I talked earlier about how history repeats itself.
prohibition of tobacco is a fad (just as smoking is)
There is a 400 year history of tobacco prohibition. The last time was during alcohol prohibition. Cigarette prohibition went so far as to have tobacco banned in 17 states by the anti-cigarette league, led by Lucille Gaston-Page. It ironic but Lucille dies of throat cancer! (God does have a sense of humor)
The truth is that this round of prohibition was funded by Big Pharma when the invented the patchy, gummy thing. They are now done funding it because vaping was invented.
The government jumped on board because it gave them more taxes and the thing that all governments want control of a scared population that politicians can "save".
Of course all the fake charities jumped on board because well government was funding and it was free money.
But cigarette prohibition only lasts so long before the money runs out. The master settlement agreement provided billions of dollars of smoker money but greedy politions sold the settlement to Wall Street for pennies on the dollar and the interest is coming due. Since there is less money, it is the non-smokers that will have to pay
The general population is waking up to how anti-smoking has established new government intrusion and that they will have to meat, sugar and pop tax.
Public opinion is changing rapidy and the time of the anti-smoker (like every time for the last 400 years) is coming to an end.
When the pendulum swings, life will be a bitch for the self-rightous, hypocritical anti-smoker
Tire of Control Freaks
originally posted by: Wildbob77
I have my own insurance that covers my lifestyle.
Why should I have to pay additional premiums for someone who chooses to use a product that has been shown to cause very expensive health problems?
The concept of insurance is that we all pay in and when someone has a problem, then insurance will cover that cost. I think that if you choose to participate in dangerous activities, at a minimum, you should pay more for your insurance than someone who does not.
Just my opinion.
a reply to: TiredofControlFreaks