Cheeseinator, on 28 December 2011 - 05:15 PM, said:
As as I agree that smoking is stupid and obnoxious, I never-the-less believe that they ought to have the freedom to do so. I feel the same way about alcoholic drinking. It's just as stupid and obnoxious but I think people should still have the freedom to do so. Yet I also believe that legal penalties for DUI's and whatnot ought to be severe.
As long as smoking only affects the person who smokes I couldn't really care that much about it. What makes me want to ban it altogether is the fact that we non-smokers are affected by their actions and habits as well in a negative way. If they want to ruin their health by smoking, let 'em, but I shouldn't have to suffer from their stupidity too.
slornie, on 28 December 2011 - 05:26 PM, said:
You could argue that smoking is the death penalty.
Hehe, I guess. That last comment I made about the death penalty was made in a humorous way. If I actually wanted all smokers to die, I would have to support the execution of some of my closest real life friends and allies. But I do still think that smokers ought to grow themselves some brains and give that crappy habit up, especially if they are young and have not managed to ruin their bodies with it yet.