But outlawing a legal activity isn't as much of a deterrent as some might like to believe.
It just turns ordinary citizens into pariahs, "socially unacceptable" and condemned for their habit while others practice their own distasteful ― and potentially dangerous ― habits without the scorn of friends, family and even strangers.
Ever overhear a stranger ask an overweight person why his or her lunch choice is a supersized burger and fries? Probably not ― especially with so many people carrying concealed weapons these days. But criticizing a smoker, and doing so with marked disdain and self-righteousness? It's not the thing to do.
I'm confused by this opinion piece.
I like it but I know someone who is very anti-smoking wrote it.
I am noticing this more and more though,even people for tobacco control are starting to "say" that things have gone too far.
I wonder if they truly believe it .
I know I do.