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4/04/2008

Prelude to a National Smoking Ban?

The inevitable push for a nation-wide smoking ban may start with a recent study that discovered a link between smoking bans and an increase in drunk driving. Even the authors of the study, Scott Adams of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Chad Cotti of the University of South Carolina, found the results "surprising."

But wait. It gets better: "Although Adams said he is not necessarily a policy advocate, he said a well-enforced national smoking ban would get rid of the drunken driving increases related to smoke bans."

So, smoke 'em if you got 'em. You may not be able to before long.

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4 Comments:

Blogger generalsn1234567 said...

It must be all those new non smoking customers flocking to the smoke free bars.

4/5/08, 9:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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4/5/08, 9:24 AM  
Blogger BadTux said...

Sigh. I don't smoke, can't abide the smell of smoke, and, guess what. I don't go where there's people who are smoking. Duh.

Busy-bodies wanting to tell other people what they can smoke, drink, snort, or otherwise abuse themselves with should go get a life. I find it reasonable to require warnings on cigarette packages that say "Warning! Cigarettes will kill youJ!". I find it reasonable to ban smoking, drinking, etc. amongst those who are under age 18. Presumably children don't have the background yet to properly assess risks. But once they're adults, if they wanna kill themselves with smoking, drinking, snorting, injecting, WTF... just call it evolution in action, and leave'em to it. They're grownups. They know it'll kill them. It says so on the package. WTF business is it of me and mine how someone chooses to die? As long as they're not coming into someone else's space blowing their smoke into someone else's lungs, it's nobody's business but the moron killing himself with coffin nails.

4/5/08, 8:05 PM  
Blogger ikantspel said...

I love a good cigar every now and then but this anti-smoking crusade almost makes me want to light up every day just to spite these people.

4/10/08, 2:35 AM  

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