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Originally posted by Diseria
And where did you pull that statistic?
Originally posted by realanswers Has this society dropped so low as to put a price(cigarette taxes) on the lives of its people?
Originally posted by Nihilist Fiend
It is a persons right to smoke if they so choose, and to make any legislation against this right is a gross abuse of power on the government's part. If I choose to smoke than thats my business, not yours.
Originally posted by mrwupy
Yea buddy, lets ban tobacco just like we did alcohol....oh wait, prohibition made tons of money for the bad guys, Just ask ol' Joe Kennedy. Perhaps we can ban it like we have illegal drugs, that way the Colombian Kingpins will have another product to be making billions off of.
Smoking is going the way of the dinosaur, all it will take is a little time.
Originally posted by realanswersI do agree that the smokers should have enough time to quit, but they don't need to smoke indoors. There is a lot of harmful things out there that affect health, but it's the smoking that envolves one person harming another person.
If you do it away from people, it is only considered a type of long term suicide. But, if you do it around people, then it should be considered to be breaking a number of laws with the most severve being murder. We aren't even talking about the impact in human evolution and the environment.
How illogical can people get as to think that causing health problems and deaths are none of those people's business?
Originally posted by thexsword
We don't need to outlaw it because that 30% that wants to smoke and is their right to smoke. It's rather simple, it's their choice.
What is worse, cigarette smoking, or abortion?
Which one do you think will be outlawed first?
Smokers should be considerate to others and only smoke in private places. And that doesn't mean smoking at entrances of public places where people have to pass through!
Originally posted by Spiderj
And if you really want to talk harmful things, I can't think of anything more dangerous than a big group of smokers going cold turkey.
[edit on 11/28/2006 by Spiderj]
It makes absolutely no sense to force your body to go through that and put a manmade limit on your age. Specially, when we are living in a time of increased knowledge, great scientific breakthroughs in anti-aging, and body enhancements.