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do you find it stupid to make cigarrettes legal but then blame then on so many h

  1. nightwork4 profile image60
    nightwork4posted 7 years ago

    do you find it stupid to make cigarrettes legal but then blame then on so many health issues.

    in canada we tax the heck out of them but keep them legal . pot isn't legal but it has way less health issues. alcohol is deadly but we keep it legal. do you think money is the main reason.

  2. susanlang profile image56
    susanlangposted 7 years ago

    Yes.... that's very counter productive!  I think the cigs contribute to greenhouse gases too. It's a shame to see then thrown all over the sidewalks in just about every city in the united states!

  3. lilibees profile image60
    lilibeesposted 7 years ago

    Yes I think money is the main reason, or is it? If money was the only reason everything would be legal including pot! I am sure there is a lot of money that can be made there.

  4. sturner1 profile image63
    sturner1posted 7 years ago

    Of course it's stupid....money is the motive. If big companies in the US were not profiting from tobacco, you better believe cigarettes would be against the law. It's sad, and why is everyone so sue happy? It kills me when people try to sue Mcdonald's because it made them gain weight...... no one is forcing them to eat there, that's the same as people suing about cancer from cigarettes, no one is forcing them to smoke.

  5. Bob Francis profile image61
    Bob Francisposted 7 years ago

    The answer is TAX Dollars!
    During prohibition who do you think was getting rich?  obviously the underworld, bootleggers etc. So it was legalized and the prices went through the roof, Government taxation did it again. Same with tobacco. if you payed what it actually cost for a pack of Butts, the package it came in probably would cost more than the tobacco!
    An obvious reason why in many sectors legalization of Pot is being considered. Just another case of taxation without representation. But of course we still must support those corrupt slugs in congress. More fodder for a clean sweep down fore and aft!!!

  6. Wayne Brown profile image84
    Wayne Brownposted 7 years ago

    No...I rather find it stupid that people cannot find enough of their own self discipline to elect to not participate in various activities such as smoking cigarettes, using drugs, driving drunk, and getting a butt-load of hideous tatoos.  Televisons and radios have an on/off switch and yet too many in America want the government to regulate programming.  Criminals use guns in crimes because they can acquire them illegally not because they are just available.  Too many in America want guns done away with, our 2nd Amendment Rights restrained, all in the name that it will stop crime...not true.  Make a resolution to take care of yourself in this world. Don't smoke, drink, drug, and tatoo just because it is available and no one has made a law to keep you from doing it.  We have the freedom to make our choices but we have the accountablility to live with them...there is far too much information available to day to simply plead ignorance.  WB

  7. QudsiaP1 profile image60
    QudsiaP1posted 7 years ago

    The government benefits, when these items sell.

    People get hooked to them, it starts out as fun and turns out into a fully blown addiction.

    Would you care to cut off your profits just because a few kazillion people are dying everyday?

  8. Scott_Grigg profile image41
    Scott_Griggposted 7 years ago

    It's stupid to begin smoking them, sure. But I'm against the government making them illegal. Here's why. Lots of things are bad for us and cause health concerns. Eating too many Big Macs, or ice cream or driving too fast. Are those illegal? The fact is, people have to take responsibility for themselves. Simple as that.

  9. CDL Career Coach profile image71
    CDL Career Coachposted 7 years ago

    I don't think laws are the best way to get people to quit smoking (drinking, doing drugs, having sex, eating, etc).  Tax disincentives are a win-win kind of solution.  The government gets money and the public has a reason to talk about the "sin" so people are more informed of the risks to their health.

    The real best solution though is probably better education.  Of course, you have to get the message before you start, because afterwards you are addicted and it's next to impossible to just quit.

 
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