Reply to Flyer
No, alcoholism isnt a disease, its a lack of self control.
Nearly all smokers are addicted, nearly all alcohol drinkers are not addicted.
My quite the opinionated one aren't we.
I suppose you know better than;
Note, the repeated use of the phrase "disease".
Anyway, back on thread.
We are all obviously aware of the health risks involved in smoking.
I deeply regret starting smoking, I started when I was 9, I am now 42.
I choose to continue smoking, for reasons I will not go into here, they are irrelevant.
I have never smoked around people who are eating, it is very inconsiderate.
I am becoming accustomed to the ban in public places.
Life is all about choices.
It is my car, i've paid for it.
If I smoke and you don't like it, don't get in, walk. Pretty straight forward to me.
70% of the population agree with a total ban in cars?
How do you know?
Has there been a referendum on this?
You propose a total ban.
Democracy is about choices.
You are advocating taking choice away.
What you propose is undemocratic.
Prohibition does not work. Look at the USA and The Volstead Act etc.
The "War on Drugs". Ha, well that's working isn't it
It is very easy to buy any drug, in any town and most villages throughout the whole of the UK.
The price of illegal drugs has gone DOWN.
I repeat, prohibition does not work.
Smoking whilst driving has never been a distraction to me.
I have never heard of smoking causing someone to have an accident.
Please provide one proven instance.
This is all part of the ongoing programme to....oh well, as stated in another post there are countless threads on the threat to UK individual rights
and freedoms etc.
I want more freedom, not less and I am sick to death of politically correct, namby pamby people intefering in my life and telling me what I should or
[edit on 7-10-2007 by Freeborn]