We have now banned smoking in restaurants and public places. So now the secondhand smoke has been banned, and our health is saved!
If smoking is so bad for us, ban it. Tell our government to stop subsidizing tobacco growers. Now we are imposing a 62 cents a pack tax on cigarettes to take care of our children’s health care (2/16, A-1, “Will cigarettes end up a lifesaver?”). Can you believe that a “health hazard” will pay for children’s health care?
What if every smoker quits, lives longer and puts a bigger burden on Social Security, which is broke, by living longer?
My solution? Everyone should smoke, pay high taxes, die sooner and save our Social Security. Should this be part of our “stimulus” package? What a country.
Being one of your senior citizens who has smoked for the past 50 years of his life, I find it quite humorous that once again we smokers have been targeted for the cure- alls of the world.
Once again I am told that it is a win-win situation. How, I haven’t quite figured out, for if all of us smokers quit like they say we will, then where will the money come from to help the poor needy children?
Big Brother seems to be looking over my shoulder again and telling me what is good for me. Trouble is, who will be watching him when he starts looking elsewhere for this cure-all?