The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #52768   Message #810237
Posted By: JudeL
24-Oct-02 - 11:59 AM
Thread Name: BS: Smoking cigarettes
Subject: RE: BS: Smoking cigarettes
The point is that smokers are not just reckless with their own health but with those around them as well. Smoking has no redeeming health value even in small amounts. Alcohol has some value if not abused and taken to excess. For some people there is no such thing as moderation or just one drink and for them alcohol is dangerous and in those cases alcohol not only damages them but can damage those around them, no arguement . But your arguement is that all drinking is bad and that drinking at all should be seen as worse than smoking. But you have ignored the fact that there are some benefits to drinking in moderation , but if you look at the media it pillories out of control drinking even more than smoking.