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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:15 AM

64. This would stop a lot of people from starting up smoking

and make it hard for kids to get hooked. I support the idea of letting those already addicted get their fix, but stop the next generation from doing so. Granted there would be some accessing cigarettes on the black market, but far fewer would probably be smokers in the future.

It also might provide one more incentive for some to kick the habit.

There is no safe level of smoking, unlike drinking. Smokers run up everyone's tax bills treating the diseases that smoking causes. I become very ill when I am around cigarette smoke - wheezing -- and also just hate the stench. Secondhand smoke kills.

We should do everything possible to stop others from smarting this deadly and nasty habit in my view.

That said, the prescriptions should be easy to get for those already hooked who find these disgusting things enjoyable, but use the law to restrict future generations from getting hooked. There also should be provisions for low-income folks, smoking should not be a privilege for the rich only....hmmm....on second thought maybe the 1% would die off faster that way.

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