Iloveboeing wrote:noviorbis77 wrote:Iloveboeing wrote:This is WONDERFUL! We need to restrict and eventually complete eradicate smoking and chewing tobacco in our country. There have been way too many deaths. My grandfather chain-smoked for over 60 years and now is battling COPD. I smoked 7 cigarettes seven years ago and I have regretted doing so ever since. My father's girlfriend smoked for 25 years and now battles rheumatoid arthritis.
Smoking must STOP in this country and this world! Now we just need to eliminate marijuana and alcohol. We must be a healthier populace and I will forever be an advocate for healthier living. People dying at the age of 65 is ludicrous. We need to have our life expectancy increased to 90 years old, as South Korea is projected to become.
Now I'm not saying that eliminating tobacco will solve all of our health woes, far from it, yet it's a start. Junk food and sugary drinks are next.
So you are not in favour of individual choice?
No, not when it causes health problems. I live in rural Missouri and I have met a TON of people who are "disabled" and receive disability checks, yet they chain smoke cigarettes and binge drink alcohol.
That must stop! I think that we could start by forbidding tobacco and alcohol to the disabled and welfare recipients. They spend our public money to destroy their bodies. I think this is heinous. If they can't afford to feed their families, they certainly can't afford to buy alcohol and tobacco.
I believe in free choice as long as it doesn't harm either yourself or others. As radical as organizations like Greenpeace are who advocate protecting the environment, the same must be done with healthy lifestyles.
The tax revenue from Tobacco is significant.
But if you want to end free choice unless it doesn’t harm yourself and others, I assume you want meat, dairy, sugar, automobiles, aviation all banned owing to the harm they do?