Is it a good thing that Ramen noodles have replaced tobacco as the chief currency in prisons?

  • Noodles are far more healthier choice than tobacco among prisoners

    It is an indisputable fact that tobacco causes a number of health hazards to the human body, and therefore any attempt to drastically reduce even its availability in a given setting, will be a very good and a welcome news for the public health officials.

    Noodles generally have not been proven to be detrimental to our health. In fact it is an energy-giving food that can be well accommodated in prison setting. Apart from the inherent health hazards smoking tobacco has among inmates, there is always the fear of accidental fires that smoking has been known to cause.

  • Yes, noodles are better than tobacco.

    Yes, noodles are a healthier "currency" than tobacco. However, it is unfortunate that the reason for the change is dramatically decreased and worsened food rather than health awareness. Still, setting aside the ethical concerns regarding this, it is beneficial to society to have less smokers emerge from prison. This is especially true since ex-cons often lack health insurance and treatment of any smoking-related ailments come straight out of the taxpayer's pockets.

  • Yes, it is good that Ramen noodles, rather than tobacco, are now the main currency in prison.

    Tobacco is slowly being phased out of modern people's lifestyles, and that is a very positive thing. Having this trend extend to prisoners is a positive sign that, even in the worst places in society, changes for the better are happening. It is much better that Ramen noodles have become the new medium of value rather than tobacco.

  • Yes, the replacement of something addictive like tobacco with harmless food as currency in prison is a good thing.

    This is a good thing because it means that people may be less addicted to tobacco than they once were. It also might mean that contraband such as tobacco may be harder to come by in prison, which could also indicate that it is becoming harder to sneak things inside.

  • Ramen Noodles of Death

    Everyone knows Ramen noodles are bad for your health.

    They're banned in most restaurants and frankly, I hate being around people who eat Ramen noodles because they always have that Ramen noodle smell on their clothing.

    Personally, I think this is all some marketing ploy by the big Ramen Noodle Companies, just trying to take advantage of us.

    Well I won't have it.


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