posted on Oct, 17 2005 @ 11:51 PM
Lawyers and apparently the government are soaking the tobacco industry for selling a legal product. I no longer smoke and I'm convinced that smoking
cigarettes is just about the dumbest behavior in all the world. When anyone can claim in a court of law that he was unaware of the risks of smoking,
something is seriously wrong. Regardless of what the tobacco industry might say, that cigarettes are deadly has been widely accepted for about one
hundred years and for about forty years every pack of cigarettes sold in the US has carried a health warning from the Surgeon General.
The problem with the outrageous claims against the tobacco industry is that the only people who really make out are the lawyers and the cost is not
paid by the tobacco industry, but by the addicted consumers.
Those who advocate for the legalization of drugs should take a look at the tobacco industry and the government. When hundreds of thousands of lives
are destroyed by a legal industry, the same thing that is happening to tobacco will happen to the drug manufacturers and that bag of dope that costs
$50. will cost three or four times that.
Whatever the answer is to the drug problem in the US, including tobacco and alcohol, the answer is not soaking the industry and the consumers.
[edit on 2005/10/18 by GradyPhilpott]