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Tim01 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-27-09 08:21 PM
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86. How about assault weapons? They kill less people than tobacco.
Everybody feels the same about assault weapons as they do tobacco, right?

I'm still a little shocked everybody says tobacco should not be outlawed.


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  -How many people here think tobacco should be outlawed? Tim01  Jul-27-09 04:50 PM   #0 
  - As much as I hate smoking, I'm not one of them  Warpy   Jul-27-09 04:52 PM   #1 
  - I'm against outlawing it-it has great abilities to kill cancer cells, insecticide  KakistocracyHater   Jul-27-09 10:11 PM   #104 
  - What about fast food? Has nearly the same effects. n/t  OhioChick   Jul-27-09 04:53 PM   #2 
  - Those second-hand fries are a killer! n/t  greguganus   Jul-27-09 04:55 PM   #6 
  - "It is a monstrous drain on our health resources...." n/t  OhioChick   Jul-27-09 04:56 PM   #12 
  - Lame argument  taught_me_patience   Jul-27-09 05:02 PM   #23 
  - fast food does not pollute other people's air with foul, annoying, and toxic fumes.  DJ13   Jul-27-09 05:13 PM   #36 
  - yeah, but those SUV driving their little monsters to the Mickey D's does  Donnachaidh   Jul-27-09 05:31 PM   #47 
  - Cigarette smoke is much worse than car exhaust  taught_me_patience   Jul-27-09 05:44 PM   #57 
  - From the link:  SOS   Jul-27-09 06:52 PM   #77 
  - yeah, and there is so MUCH more cigarette smoke than car exhausts in the world  Donnachaidh   Jul-28-09 05:42 AM   #117 
  - Funny, I just saw a Prius at an Burger King this afternoon.  cherokeeprogressive   Jul-27-09 05:59 PM   #63 
     - *a* prius. As opposed to how many OTHER gas-powered vehicles?  Donnachaidh   Jul-28-09 05:43 AM   #118 
  - Well, they do generate waste  PVnRT   Jul-28-09 08:36 AM   #123 
  - That too. And all the other corporate toxins.  Shagbark Hickory   Jul-27-09 05:58 PM   #62 
     - My Pet Peeve Besides Soda & Fast, but not Foods  otohara   Jul-28-09 12:23 AM   #115 
        - You had me up until "cheap perfume"  Shagbark Hickory   Jul-28-09 07:52 AM   #120 
  - welcome tobacco black market  G_j   Jul-27-09 04:53 PM   #3 
  - More people will be killed over contraband cigarettes than killed by smoking  Taverner   Jul-27-09 04:55 PM   #7 
     - A tobacco prohibition will make drug gang wars look like Bingo Night at St. Mary's !  RagAss   Jul-27-09 08:00 PM   #83 
        - Having been addicted to opiates and to tobacco let me say...  Taverner   Jul-27-09 09:14 PM   #93 
  - I can't fathom watching a baseball game without the tobacco spittin'. n/t  greguganus   Jul-27-09 04:54 PM   #4 
  - Wow - the nannystate leap of all nannystates  Taverner   Jul-27-09 04:54 PM   #5 
  - I got 'Error you have already Unrec'd this thread'  The Straight Story   Jul-27-09 04:57 PM   #14 
  - Actually, knowing the types of posts Tim usually puts up...  eqfan592   Jul-27-09 06:01 PM   #64 
  - Doesn't it make you want to throw up to see the church ladies on DU?  RainDog   Jul-27-09 06:07 PM   #67 
  - Word.  TahitiNut   Jul-27-09 06:25 PM   #71 
  - Do you use the phrase "nanny state" in every thread you find?  Naturyl   Jul-27-09 08:39 PM   #90 
     - Nope Bleedin' Heart Democrat  Taverner   Jul-27-09 09:15 PM   #95 
        - That's true, but it's definitely not a cost issue for me.  Naturyl   Jul-27-09 09:35 PM   #97 
  - So does alcohol.  Mythsaje   Jul-27-09 04:55 PM   #8 
  - Oooh lets ban that! And Ammonia, Chlorine....  Taverner   Jul-27-09 04:57 PM   #13 
  - No. I think people should be required to smoke.  Morning Dew   Jul-27-09 04:56 PM   #9 
  - I think it should and that's why it shouldn't.  imdjh   Jul-27-09 04:56 PM   #10 
  - Not me.............  CrownPrinceBandar   Jul-27-09 04:56 PM   #11 
  - Because prohibition works. nt  anonymous171   Jul-27-09 04:57 PM   #15 
  - I am strongly against outlawing tobacco. This would just be an expansion of the War on Drugs. nt  ZombieHorde   Jul-27-09 04:57 PM   #16 
  - I wish you'd have done this as a poll...  Mythsaje   Jul-27-09 04:58 PM   #17 
  - Nope. I'm as liberal as most, but that is a leap too far. nt  sutz12   Jul-27-09 04:58 PM   #18 
  - Probably because "banning" anything is not a liberal position  Taverner   Jul-27-09 04:59 PM   #19 
  - No. But I think it should be banned in all public areas  taught_me_patience   Jul-27-09 05:00 PM   #20 
  - As a newly minted non-smoker (6 weeks today)  Mythsaje   Jul-27-09 05:02 PM   #24 
     - self-delete  Naturyl   Jul-27-09 08:43 PM   #91 
  - I Go in the Other Direction  Sensible321   Jul-27-09 05:01 PM   #21 
  - Welcome do DU!  Taverner   Jul-27-09 05:10 PM   #33 
  - Excellent proposal and/or query.  kimmerspixelated   Jul-27-09 05:01 PM   #22 
  - Let's just prohibit everything that might be bad for us...  Mythsaje   Jul-27-09 05:03 PM   #26 
  - I think tobacco, marijuana and alcohol should share an identical status..  Fumesucker   Jul-27-09 05:02 PM   #25 
  - Because we all know prohibition doesn't affect anyone but users/manufacturers...  Mythsaje   Jul-27-09 05:05 PM   #27 
     - Did I not say I would prefer legal?  Fumesucker   Jul-27-09 05:09 PM   #31 
        - Nah...  Mythsaje   Jul-27-09 05:15 PM   #37 
           - There are three kinds of people..  Fumesucker   Jul-27-09 05:19 PM   #39 
              - Hell, I must be ALL three kinds at once... LOL n/t  Mythsaje   Jul-27-09 05:23 PM   #42 
  - I'd prefer tp see politicians banned. They've caused millions of deaths.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Jul-27-09 05:06 PM   #28 
  - Consenting adults should have the right to do what they want with their own bodies, even if it's  Warren DeMontague   Jul-27-09 05:06 PM   #29 
  - Oh Yeah... Worked Real Well With Alcohol...  WillyT   Jul-27-09 05:07 PM   #30 
  - C'mon.. be honest- you're not serious about this, are you?  Warren DeMontague   Jul-27-09 05:09 PM   #32 
  - The biggest challenge is to keep kids from starting, because adults don't take up smoking.  Ron Green   Jul-27-09 05:12 PM   #34 
  - we should also ban cheese, cars, and Pixie sticks  provis99   Jul-27-09 05:13 PM   #35 
  - And those big red wax lips.  pipi_k   Jul-27-09 05:33 PM   #48 
  - It should only be illegal to sell or give it  safeinOhio   Jul-27-09 05:16 PM   #38 
  - Let's just outlaw whatever bothers Tim01  panader0   Jul-27-09 05:19 PM   #40 
  - You are kidding, right?  bbinacan   Jul-27-09 05:21 PM   #41 
  - While emotionally I say, "yes," practically, it is not a good idea.  Hepburn   Jul-27-09 05:24 PM   #43 
  - personally, I'd like to see the self-appointed tobacco monitors banned.  Donnachaidh   Jul-27-09 05:29 PM   #44 
  - Should illegal smokers get a fine or imprisonment?  rucky   Jul-27-09 05:30 PM   #45 
  - Because prohibition was such a success. And the drug war is clearly a success too.  mamaleah   Jul-27-09 05:30 PM   #46 
  - Outlaw the manufacture and advertising of tobacco products by corporations  FarCenter   Jul-27-09 05:33 PM   #49 
  - What he said!  mikeiddy   Jul-27-09 05:43 PM   #55 
  - Ummm, I suppose you've noticed the great success of drug bans so far?  LeftishBrit   Jul-27-09 05:33 PM   #50 
  - I don't smoke.  LittleClarkie   Jul-27-09 05:34 PM   #51 
  - It will never happen  Retired AF Dem   Jul-27-09 05:35 PM   #52 
  - The only place DU should allow smoking is in the Lounge.  rug   Jul-27-09 05:35 PM   #53 
  - I hotbox the lounge.  rcrush   Jul-27-09 05:45 PM   #59 
  - So does food,  bigwillq   Jul-27-09 05:37 PM   #54 
  - oh ffs  fizzgig   Jul-27-09 05:43 PM   #56 
  - Yes! More prohibition is clearly the answer!  Iggo   Jul-27-09 05:44 PM   #58 
  - Smoking is the Ultimate Darwin Award.  timeforpeace   Jul-27-09 05:54 PM   #60 
  - Yes! outlawed and the Big Tobacco executives sentenced to death or hard labor camps for genocide  Shagbark Hickory   Jul-27-09 05:57 PM   #61 
  - sounds like arguments for prohibition of alcohol  RainDog   Jul-27-09 06:02 PM   #65 
  - Tim, I think you've proved an interesting point here.  eqfan592   Jul-27-09 06:06 PM   #66 
  - Yes, bookmark it. nt  Tim01   Jul-27-09 06:09 PM   #68 
  - I recall hearing that something over 90% of schizophrenics smoke..  Fumesucker   Jul-27-09 06:29 PM   #72 
     - Of course it does! Instant dopamine!  Taverner   Jul-27-09 07:52 PM   #82 
  - Secondhand Smoke Causes Sudden Infant Death Syndrome  Tim01   Jul-27-09 06:20 PM   #69 
  - I'm a smoker who thinks tobacco should be outlawed.  dorkulon   Jul-27-09 06:23 PM   #70 
  - Yes.  david13   Jul-27-09 06:41 PM   #73 
  - Cigarette suspected as house fire cause  Tim01   Jul-27-09 06:45 PM   #74 
  - Did it light itself and then not put itself out? What the hell is wrong with people?  The Straight Story   Jul-27-09 06:51 PM   #76 
  - Not outlawed but users shouldn't be allowed to join a govt health care plan  madville   Jul-27-09 06:50 PM   #75 
  - Same with fat people, skiiers, motorcyclists, mountain climbers,  Mythsaje   Jul-27-09 07:05 PM   #78 
  - Neither should my 5'9 355 lb neighbor !!!!!!!  RagAss   Jul-27-09 08:27 PM   #87 
  - Yeah, and those damn diabetics too  PVnRT   Jul-28-09 08:40 AM   #124 
  - oh goodie -- let me guess, you'll also ban EVERY living person who has EVER smoked, right?  Donnachaidh   Jul-28-09 10:40 AM   #127 
  - Let's do the math...  SOS   Jul-27-09 07:10 PM   #79 
  - cars, guns...  dana_b   Jul-27-09 07:12 PM   #80 
  - Cigarette causes house fire, kills 10 people.  Tim01   Jul-27-09 07:24 PM   #81 
  - I'm pretty surprised so many people accept this as the price of freedom.  Tim01   Jul-27-09 08:03 PM   #84 
  - No, not because people "want" to use it.  Naturyl   Jul-27-09 08:32 PM   #89 
  - Legal tobacco is not "the price of freedom".  SOS   Jul-27-09 11:01 PM   #107 
  - Whilst we're at it, let's outlaw air!  mwooldri   Jul-27-09 08:11 PM   #85 
  - How about assault weapons? They kill less people than tobacco.  Tim01   Jul-27-09 08:21 PM   #86 
  - +1!  eqfan592   Jul-27-09 09:12 PM   #92 
  - Yes, it should be outlawed, and I am a smoker.  Naturyl   Jul-27-09 08:30 PM   #88 
  - No. (And not just because I'm a smoker)  proteus_lives   Jul-27-09 09:14 PM   #94 
  - Should we expand the prison industry?  noamnety   Jul-27-09 09:26 PM   #96 
  - Banning tobacco does not necessarily mean jailing people.  Naturyl   Jul-27-09 09:40 PM   #100 
  - I think it should be  XemaSab   Jul-27-09 09:38 PM   #98 
  - I'll have a jumbo-size tub of  KamaAina   Jul-27-09 09:39 PM   #99 
  - Dihydrogen monoxide is the second-leading cause of death among children under 15.  KamaAina   Jul-27-09 09:45 PM   #101 
  - It's called "thinning the herd".  Prisoner_Number_Six   Jul-27-09 10:01 PM   #102 
  - Very progressive attitude there.  Naturyl   Jul-27-09 10:24 PM   #106 
  - I understand, but  Tim01   Jul-27-09 11:59 PM   #112 
  - Yes, and I think beer, wine and liquor should be outlawed, too -  lynne   Jul-27-09 10:06 PM   #103 
  - The OP is why it is so easy to gin up fear of Government health care.  TheKentuckian   Jul-27-09 10:22 PM   #105 
  - same with alcohol- and remember what happened when they took that away?  dysfunctional press   Jul-27-09 11:14 PM   #108 
  - Nope.  TexasObserver   Jul-27-09 11:17 PM   #109 
  - Proudly Unrecommend!  donheld   Jul-27-09 11:24 PM   #110 
  - Look how successful the Drug War has been  Mimosa   Jul-27-09 11:58 PM   #111 
     - If the drug war was successful, would you want tobacco banned then? nt  Tim01   Jul-28-09 12:00 AM   #113 
        - NO!  Mimosa   Jul-29-09 12:21 PM   #132 
  - Nope.  Seldona   Jul-28-09 12:05 AM   #114 
  - It worked so well with alcohol, after all. And see the success with outlawing marijuana!  Hekate   Jul-28-09 02:53 AM   #116 
  - Yes, so maybe I can stop smoking if I can't buy cigarettes.n/t  RebelOne   Jul-28-09 06:11 AM   #119 
  - Disclaimer: never smoked cigarettes, but have the occasional stogie  JHB   Jul-28-09 08:25 AM   #121 
  - Outlawing alcohol worked...everyone stopped drinking right?  cherish44   Jul-28-09 08:31 AM   #122 
  - Prohibition created organized crime, and it would work every bit as badly with tobacco.  Vidar   Jul-28-09 09:16 AM   #125 
  - Nicotine has no positive use at all except for  jbnow   Jul-28-09 10:33 AM   #126 
  - Holy shit, that's incredible.  Tim01   Jul-28-09 10:46 AM   #128 
     - It is amazing. In studies of nicotine they use a low dose patch  jbnow   Jul-28-09 02:11 PM   #130 
  - In public ONLY  Winterblues   Jul-28-09 10:58 AM   #129 
  - I do. I think tobacco sales should be driven into the hands of organized crime. And our prisons  Romulox   Jul-28-09 02:21 PM   #131 
  - Only if sugar is outlawed. n/t  Cetacea   Jul-29-09 12:55 PM   #133 
 

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