Comments for: Snuffing out tobacco

Posted May 31, 2012, at 6:09 p.m.

America’s decades-long anti-tobacco effort has yielded massive benefits, cutting the smoking rate in half since 1964 and saving untold millions of lives. But the smoking rate has plateaued in recent years, at around a fifth of U.S. adults. Has policy reached its limit? Will there always be a chunk of …

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  • Joseph Willingham

    For God’s sake, tobacco is illegal.  If you don’t want people to smoke, make it illegal, but nickel and diming Americans as a penalty for participating in a legal behavior is simply ridiculous.  We’re adults and we know the good and the bad.  The trend is clear-people are smoking less.  Let it continue naturally and stop the fraking social engineering!

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