I don't know about yall, but I woke up today thinking, "I sure wish some jerk-off on ATS would try to further infringe on the almost non-existent
rights smokers still cling to."
I'm so sick of this trash. Tobacco, which almost single-handedly funded the American Revolution, is really not a decision for the government or anyone
else to make as to who ingests it.
Should people smoke around children? No, I don't think so. I personally don't, but that's just me. It doesn't change the fact that calling someone an
unfit parent because they enjoy tobacco is utterly ridiculous. By your logic, a parent who goes outside to smoke and never lights up in the car or
anywhere else around their children is just as guilty of some unseen law of etiquette that should strip them of the children in question. What a
Now, I'm biased. Not because I smoke, but because I rather foolishly think civil liberties and personal freedom should still matter. I'm so sick of
being harassed by non-smokers. If you don't like smoking, then don't do it. Just because you choose to not enjoy something...which is LEGAL, mind
you....doesn't mean you have the right to demonize everyone who does.
And by the way, if secondhand smoke were even HALF as dangerous as they FALSELY claim, everyone in the world would have lung cancer.
There are dangerous chemicals in every food and pill you pop into your mouth, in every drop of water you drink...but someone sitting quietly on his
patio shouldn't be allowed to light up a cigarette after a rough day, because you might be within a mile of them and not appreciate it.
You want to know what's wrong with this country? The OP and everyone like them. I smoke. It will kill me someday, I'll die a horrible death, and it'll
cost me a ridiculous amount of money. That's my decision, though. Not yours. I smoke because I love it. It's one of the few things on this awful
planet that actually makes me happy. The fact that our world is falling apart; yet there are people worried about whether I set fire to a plant that
grows naturally upon the earth; is pretty freaking sad. We really have our priorities in check. Here's an idea: you worry about you. I'll worry about
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