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Thread #75556   Message #1330378
Posted By: Bill D
17-Nov-04 - 05:13 PM
Thread Name: BS: Smoking in public to be banned (UK)
Subject: RE: BS: Smoking in public to be banned (UK)
I grew up in a house full of smoke, and always hated it....In my lifetime I have see things go from cigarette butts and smoke everywhere to seeing CLEAN floors in markets and most bars.

If smoking had never been invented, and some company came along tomorrow and wanted to market this weed you dried, chopped up, wrapped in paper and set alight, then inhaled the smoke....you KNOW what the various health agencies in the developed world would say after testing it. "No way, folks...that stuff is full of poisons!"
The only reason it isn't totally banned now is that they get so many taxes from it, and they don't want all those serious smokers running around having fits and becoming social problems as they try to quit cold turkey!

I wish I was gonna live to see the last tobacco plant chopped up and ritually burned....downwind.