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Sleepy Rosie BS - Smoking in cars with kids (66* d) RE: BS - Smoking in cars with kids 20 Feb 09

Ian Mather: "Aye, sleepy Rosie. You could say that any legislation that does anything other than ban tobacco is immoral."

Well, of course, you could say that. Though it's not what I would say exactly.

What I personally find immoral, is the subtle but clear apportioning of blame onto addicts who, IMO are victims of capitalist industry and state in collusion.

So, my own feelings are, I would prefer to see far less criminalisation of the behaviours of existing addicts, and far more practical measures taken to ensure that young people do not become addicted in the first place.

Shouldn't be too difficult to raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products to 21 or over (by which time most people won't be bothered enough to become addicted), or only sell them in restricted outlets where minors will have vastly reduced access.

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