Should we ban smoking?

Posted by: stargate

Poll closed on 9/8/2015 at 6:30AM.
29 Total Votes

Just keep it the same.

12 votes

Yes began an smoking ban.

10 votes

No, just increase the taxs on smoking.

7 votes
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REDtrojan says2015-08-28T23:35:57.9231371Z
Its to late to ban
stargate says2015-08-28T23:52:54.0824509Z
Then lets make some money off of it.
Heterodox says2015-08-29T06:02:40.8179282Z
Tax that shit so people can't afford it and they gotta rob your money to buy their smokes. Good plan.
Emilrose says2015-08-29T18:03:08.3715131Z
That's not fair. Tax fat people instead!
PericIes says2015-08-29T18:25:27.2640882Z
Some fat people have glandular problems :P
ramm55 says2015-08-29T23:35:27.7313212Z
Have we not all but banned smoking?
stargate says2015-08-30T01:39:10.9399961Z
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.
stargate says2015-08-30T01:39:57.3814938Z
I mean they would have to quit smoking at some point, that or we just make a lot of money off of it.
Emilrose says2015-08-30T10:54:49.0468342Z
True, but many fat people are fat because they lead fat lifestyles and have thus made the choice to become fat--which in my opinion, is worse than making the choice to smoke.
stargate says2015-08-31T10:42:51.5944619Z
Um, I still think smoking is worse. But both are bad.
TheHappyReaper says2015-09-01T13:32:15.8658698Z
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?
Emilrose says2015-09-02T09:49:03.5152459Z
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.
stargate says2015-09-02T10:02:26.7939096Z
Smoking and being fat are totally different. You can just not compare the two. They are totally unrelated.
TheHappyReaper says2015-09-02T12:38:36.3915622Z
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.
Heterodox says2015-09-02T20:33:29.5301024Z
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.
Emilrose says2015-09-02T22:41:11.0666736Z
@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.
Emilrose says2015-09-02T22:50:13.5757512Z
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.
TheHappyReaper says2015-09-03T18:34:13.7176534Z
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.
Emilrose says2015-09-03T21:56:55.6960143Z
No, obesity is not a 'condition'--it is a choice.
PericIes says2015-09-03T22:00:24.5813533Z
Except for people with glandular problems.
stargate says2015-09-03T22:38:42.3613933Z
Look smoking and being fat are unrelated. Plus increasing or banning smoking is more possible to pass then taxing fat people. We can not tax someone based on looks.
PericIes says2015-09-03T22:44:37.4576981Z
We can charge them more for flight tickets though XD.
stargate says2015-09-03T22:50:11.6045454Z
True but.......
TheHappyReaper says2015-09-04T13:02:42.3209104Z
Obesity isn't a choice for quite a few people. People with disorders or diabetes can become become obese without making the "choice" to.

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