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If cigarettes are so lethal should we ban them instead of providing graphic warnings?


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Bobcolebrooke

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If cigarettes are so lethal should we ban them instead of providing graphic warnings?

Tomorrow sees the start of a new regime of graphic warnings on cigarette packs. This begs the question why a product so lethal and so unfit for ingestion into the human body should be permitted at all?

Were this logic to be expanded then toxic foods would be permitted for sale and consumption with a warning.

Then there is the moral issue of the State making massive revenues form the sale of toxic cigarettes through excise duties.

One argument for permitting their sale is to supply those already hooked. Then why allow new customers to get hooked by legally allowing their sale?

Cigarette packets to come with graphic warnings from tomorrow - National News - Independent.ie
 

borntorum

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That's the second time today you've started a thread after I'd already created a similar one.
 

'orebel

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Could you not have posted this in the other thread?


Edit: Snap.
 

cropbeye

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How in Gods name are we supposed to succeed in banning them.

And why is it that some people are always trying to ban things and make people be good.
Why cant you mind your own business
 

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bob
used you be tommy by any chance ?
 

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drummed

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used you be tommy by any chance ?
Give Neutron a break. Its not easy coming up with 15 threads a day which are essentially the same thread over and over.

Its getting late in the evening, he's running out of ideas for today.
 

Mossy Heneberry

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If cigarettes are so lethal should we ban them instead of providing graphic warnings?

Tomorrow sees the start of a new regime of graphic warnings on cigarette packs. This begs the question why a product so lethal and so unfit for ingestion into the human body should be permitted at all?

Were this logic to be expanded then toxic foods would be permitted for sale and consumption with a warning.

Then there is the moral issue of the State making massive revenues form the sale of toxic cigarettes through excise duties.

One argument for permitting their sale is to supply those already hooked. Then why allow new customers to get hooked by legally allowing their sale?

Cigarette packets to come with graphic warnings from tomorrow - National News - Independent.ie
Because it's not about people's health per se. It is all about control. You see some people like to enforce their strict morality on others. Smokers are easy targets. But when the moralist puritans get there way and even prevent people from smoking in their own home, they'll move on to the next target. Fat people or perhaps drinkers.

Why do we ban other drugs?
To punish young people in particular. Has the ban on other drugs worked?
 

julieandrews

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There is a very good rational basis for banning tobacco immediately.

Half of smokers die of smoking related diseases.
So you know what happens when you totally ban something right? Smuggling, gangs, guns etc - do you really think thats such a good idea?
 
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