While I am not a smoker, nor do I smoke pot I thought this would be a interesting discussion to bring up.
If cigarettes became illegal tomorrow (caught smoking would mean going to prison for months and you would become an ex-con)... would you still smoke? reddit
The point for me is to illustrate the ridiculousness of all of it.
The gov should be helping people with addictions. Not putting them into jails and ruining their life with a ex-con tied around their neck for the rest of their life.
I would love to hear your thoughts on this topic.
yes i would.... besides to many smokers for them to throw in to jail..... over crowded in a mater of a day....
I for one think this would only take a day to over turn in courts too many people would loose jobs... example the company its self, harvesters, workers, drivers, retailers and more. Health or not for type A personality's that don't have smokes ( assuming there smokers already) and are even higher strung and might be even more of a problem rioting, murder and suicide rates would go up ten fold...
It's not an easy thing for those who have never smoked to know nicotine affects the human body just ask some one who has stopped smoking how hard it is and they will probably say its easier to stop a truck with your bare hands ;)
But to do this they would have to ban alcohol and fire arms first so they would not have a bunch of drunk rednecks with guns on the white house lawns wanting there pack of smokes ...hahahaha....
Not only would I continue to smoke, I'd become a DEALER!
Neil, CAPS LOCK DOES NOT MAKE YOUR COMMENT MORE CONVINCING! Also, it's not exactly like that. People don't smoke because they think damaging their health is just an awesome thing to do. It's an addiction. They have an uncontrollable urge, and after they give into it, it just gets even stronger and smoking is obviously the easiest way to relieve that urge, therefore, they smoke, even though they know that it's unealthy. I'm pretty sure, like most of the world, you already knew all of that, so why did you bother to make that comment?
Okay okay Neil C. Spammerbot. Where's the link to the website to QUIT SMOKING TODAY! and will that help lead me to the LOOSE 10LBS IN 1 WEEK! website? I HOPE SO!
With that out of the way. You would see major protests, a lot worse then the Occupy movement.
I chew tobacco so I'm safe. :)
If I was a smoker, I would not stop just because it was made illegal.
I'd start - always had a problem with being told what to do.
here ya go archaeo, have a pack. Need a light?
I have a can of chewing tobacco. Stick a little bit of this in your lip. Goes great with the cigs Barry gave you.
I don't smoke because I find the things repulsive, so if it was illegal I wouldn't had to put up with the second hand smoke. However making tobacco illegal seems insane when you think about how many people use it and how much time and money will have to be spent to enforce such a law. The money will be better spent on helping people break the habit.