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Old 01-29-2008, 06:58 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by sluflyer06 View Post
slightly OT, BUT.

One of my BIGGEST peeves is how smokers are 'allowed' to litter. Why in gods name do we we allow people to throw cigarette butts on the ground, road, sidewalk, etc. Its a completely unacceptable behavior.
I agree and I could have sworn that it was considered littering.

Originally Posted by sluflyer06 View Post
I'm all for entirely banning the sale, use, possession of tobacco products. It is for the benefit of even smokers themselves.
Are you high? Banning alcohol would be for the benefit of drinkers themselves too but why on earth would we do that? If people want to smoke and in the process do harm to themselves then let them. If people want to eat fatty foods and clog their arteries then let them!

Banning tobacco would just uproot an entire underground tobacco market where the government wouldn't be able to get it's grimy little hands on any of the profits.

I can understand a private owner of a restaurant banning smoking because they don't want people to be turned away from the business by the air quality but it's none of the governments business what we do both in our private business and personal lives.
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