We have not yet, we should make them get off of it, or we should make some bank of of it. Smoking is a big problem, plus all it dose is make you get hocked . It is basically a drug, but a drug that is widely accepted as okay.
Emilrose, I don't understand what you mean. You want to tax fat people because being fat is an unhealthy way to live? If so, being thin is unhealthy, so is chewing your fingernails, picking at scabs, shaking hands, walking barefoot, wearing shoes, ballet, breathing city air, and more. Should we tax people who practice these unhealthy habits as well?
NO, being fat is extremely unhealthy--far more so than chewing your nails which has literally no impact on your weight and/or likelihood of developing diaseses as a result of fatness. Obesity is a tremendous detriment to heath services as *millions* of money is spent on treating obese people for their largely self-inflicted ailments. You're providing out-of-context examples in people wearing shoes, etc. Literally none of those things lead to the problems that are associated with being overweight.
Chewing your nails is actual quite bad for you. Most of the time, when you chew you're nails, you are putting your unwashed hands in your mouth, allowing bacteria and viruses easier access to your body. Diseases directly connected to chewing your fingernails are paronychia and HPV. The other habits I listed also have consequences like chewing you fingernails. For example, shoes. Depending on the type of shoes you wear, the arches in your can be under a lot of stress. This stress can result in the collapse of your arches, a painful condition that requires correction and/or medication.
Bringing up being fat is actually kind of a good argument. There are many states that want a sugar tax.
People want to tax the things they don't like, don't want or don't agree with.
I say you want more money, tax toilet paper. Legalize pot and stop taxing people who are trying to have fun without shooting other people in the face.
@stargate, they may be unrelated but the fact is that there's technically more note-worthy issues than smoking. It makes little sense to continuously penalize smokers when obese people, once again, do more harm to themselves and society.
You still haven't shown how chewing your nails is more *unhealthy* than being obese--which makes you vulnerable to a wide range of serious diseases. Neither nail biting or wearing shoes is anywhere near as harmful, or indeed expensive. One actually has to look at the primary issues with obesity in the modern age and these are lack of exercise and eating too much of the wrong foods; two things that should be discouraged for the benefit of the individuals in question and the society that they live in.
Obesity is harmful yes, and my point is not to prove that chewing your nails is worse. However, they are both conditions that many people have. My point is, if you are going to tax obese people for being obese, then you should tax them for all of the other bad habits people can have that are detrimental to society.