Should cigarettes be made illegal??

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    they are killers............................
     
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    No, if people want to poison themselves they should be free to do so.
     
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    Take their guns away first, just saying.
     
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    Not in my opinion. What consenting adults choose to do with their own bodies should not be anyone else's business. Just as importantly, no one should be made to pay for other's choices. Smoke 'em if you like, but pay for your own damn healthcare.
     
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    Why should people with AIDS get their health care paid for? They can pay for their own healthcare too.
     
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    Yes because prohibition always works. :tongue:
     
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    It's the same thing as so many things we choose to do that are not good for us. Too much red meat, too much alcohol, too many carbs, smoking, driving too fast..we all choose our own destiny. But you do have a point.
     
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    For all the years that I smoked, I always believed that I actually enjoyed smoking. It was not until I had quit that I realized that I was just fooling myself and that my enjoyment was strictly due to fulfilling a need for my addiction. So for me, yes, I believe they should be made illegal. Of course I would grandfather the law so current smokers could continue to kill themselves, but I would ban sales to anyone born after 1994.
     
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    Who is suggesting that people don't pay for their own damn healthcare?
     
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    Agreed.
     

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