Smoking in public places should be banned. That’s a no-brainer. People have the right to protect themselves and their children. What kills you doesn’t make you stronger.
Alcohol and tobacco are legal drugs. Maybe tobacco should be illegal. Our government makes huge profits on both. Let’s raise a pack of smokes to $10. Let’s take $6 of profit and spend that money on positive measures such as prevention and research.
Now let’s talk about cell phone use while driving. I commend those in Shawnee for considering banning cell phone use while driving. Our kids learn bad habits from their parents, even road rage. All of these bad habits can be prevented. Remember, what can kill you doesn’t make you stronger.