posted on Jan, 6 2009 @ 09:59 AM
As there are pages of reading on this topic, I apologize in advance if someone has already stated what I am about to say. I am not here to say
smoking is healthy as I believe it does cause health problems. I am however against the fact that smokers are looked upon as drug addicts and
undesirable people. Why is alcohol looked upon as a better way to go. Nobody seems offended by someone who drinks, but if you smoke, you are
"evil". I can't exactly argue which is internally more harmful to the body, smoking or drinking, although I guess they are both quite dangerous.
My thought is this: I've never heard of anyone smoking a cigarette and then killing someone from rage. Never have I heard of two teens smoking
tobacco, and accidentally getting pregnant because their minds were gone. Never heard of a domestic dispute caused by a person enraged by tobacco
use. Never heard of a situation of a "tobacco" driver killing an innocent child while driving under the influence of a cigarette. The list can go
on, argue if you like about second hand smoke, but nobody smokes near non smokers anymore. But drunk people can be anywhere, and they do murder,
rape, kill by driving, etc. Just think about that next time, tobacco isn't mind altering, but when people get drunk, lots of innocent people die.
My two cents.