can someone point in the right direction? i want to meet others with intelligible/open mined points ove view. Alas I live on the island ove Oahu. It feels like the scene in Blues Bros. (what kind of…Continue
"That has to do with cultural saturation and acceptance, not the addictive nature of the drug. If people could only light up once or twice a day, because they had to hide it, the health effects would be far less extreme."
More to it than the side effects or the brain damage, at least to me. More people have died and will die from tobacco related causes than any other drug know to man in the past present and probably future. The fact that people can function in…"
"Agreed. Some of the withdrawal symptoms for Opiates are low blood pressure, etc--this includes withdrawal from morphine. If you aren't properly weaned off you can get sick just from not having it.
Meth also has a massive amount of…"
"Eh, far from the most addictive, man. If you're talking pure chemical addiction, things like heroin are far worse.
If you're talking about other aspects, like withdrawal, alcohol is far worse. It can kill you. …"
"Tobacco leaves on the dollar bill, the first slaves were brought to work the tobacco crop, long history. When GI's got free cigarettes during the war that increased tobacco profits by millions! The most addictive drug known to man."
"Well Tobacco in general is a lucrative business. It pretty much always has been, since the start of America. It's kind of sad how intertwined we are with the product.
And he knocked the pot over(spilling out all the dirt), then stepped…"
"What did he do? Piss on the orchid? The tax on tobacco products is too low! It needs to be at least high enough to offset the cost to the public treating tobacco caused diseases. The higher taxes are on smokes the fewer kids start smoking,…"
"Scott that's a pretty antideluvian sentiment there! What is the difference between a barmaid or bartender and an asbestos worker? an office worker? (thousands of secretaries died of lung cancer that never smoked, they got pleenty at work)
"Friend of the family. He was about to light up inside and I pointed out that we have a looovely back deck, covered from the harsh sun for the day and already containing 2 ashtrays for use, as well as comfy chairs to recline in.
He also killed…"
"Well in the town I lived in for college--most of the bars were smoking, but the best beer bar in the city was also nonsmoking, with a back porch if you really couldn't live without it. It was much much nicer in the beer bar--The Alcove, because…"
"Plenty of privately-owned businesses are subject to other, similar ordinances. Saying that they're a private business and they can do whatever they want is an invalid argument, unless you want to nullify just about every regulation on any…"
"Business are privately owned. I think any business should be able to choose if they allow smoking or not with the exception that if they allow smoking then they should not allow persons under the age of 18 in. As for the workers, you don't have…"
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