posted on Jul, 13 2008 @ 11:09 AM
So I was thinking.
99% of all smokers start before the age of 18.
Wouldn't it be fair to say that minors are the 100% of the new customer base for the tobacco industry? Therefore wouldn't it make sense to regulate
tobacco purchases in to prescription form.
Perhaps some form of photo id, where you can only purchase from a pharmacy. Basically take the availability away from minors.
Some people argue that kids are well warned of the health effects of smoking. But the fact is teenagers love to be "naughty". I know I was
The whole Nazi thing towards smokers really annoys me. I mean ten years ago, you could smoke anywhere, and nobody really gave a s#!t.
Now when you light up a smoke outdoors and downwind from somebody.
They act like they are having a seizure.
Its not that I don't respect other peoples right's, its just that. Its bizarre to watch people behave in a way, that society tells them to
Lets say I own my own bar. And I want to cater to smokers in my bar.
Honestly who has the right to tell me. That people are not allowed to smoke in the property that I own.
Are you angry about my opinion? Shouldn't you question why you are angry about that. As opposed to not being angered by the fact that. The government
can walk in to a private establishment. Where everyone. Including the owner, and the clientele are smokers. And tell you that you are not allowed to
do that in here.
Now keep this in mind. The government, takes about 85% in taxes from the sale of tobacco. In my eyes. That makes them the supplier.
If they really wanted people to stop smoking. they could make it unavailible to the new smokers. You want to be angry? be angy at that