Sunday, June 03, 2007

staying healthy? yeah, right - part 4

This is usually the part that I would say screw everyone who smokes. Mostly because of their stupid decision to smoke even though they mantain the knowledge that smoking is a main cause of lung cancer and premature births, too.

But this is actually a post about how I disgust seeing the sight of seeing minors sitting comfortably holding a packet of ciggarettes and a lighter ready to start puffing. I mean we know and mantain the right of smokers to be smokers because they are old enough and are considered responsible enough for their decision - no matter how stupid they may seem.

But what about the minors? What about their starting point?

I promise that if I ever had a child that started to smoke then I would make them promise they would never smoke again and if they're caught again - then it's out into the streets with him/her.


Get the picture?



Per Your Request said...

The most effective way to reduce the number of smokers, is to make it a socially unacceptable action. Increase the cost per pack, reduce the amount of places available for smoking..etc.
Once they begin smoking any policy becomes less effective.

Sleepless In Muscat said...

Per Your Request:

Actually, I was thinking more along the lines of having tobacco products only distributed at bars or drinking places where under-aged minors cannot enter without showing their ID's