This is why I’m in favor of smoking bans

January 3rd, 2009

A libertarian in favor of smoking bans?

Yes, viagra usa generic because I believe smoking in public is a form of assault.

A belief which seems to be confirmed by a new study:

A smoking ban in one Colorado city led to a dramatic drop in heart attack hospitalizations within three years, illness a sign of just how serious a health threat secondhand smoke is, unhealthy government researchers said Wednesday. The study, the longest-running of its kind, showed the rate of hospitalized cases dropped 41 percent in the three years after the ban of workplace smoking in Pueblo, Colo., took effect. There was no such drop in two neighboring areas, and researchers believe it’s a clear sign the ban was responsible.

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  • 1. Wonder Woman  |  January 4th, 2009 at 10:38 am

    It’s sad we should have to save each other from each other by imposing “laws”… how primitive are we?

  • 2. Jenna  |  January 4th, 2009 at 11:13 am

    Well, since there are health benefits, I think that we should also ban fast food joints–clearly obesity rates would plummet, and we’d all be better off. Further, we should ban grocery stores from selling anything with more than 10 grams of fat per serving–because of the obvious health benefits. We should also not allow anyone to drink more than one alcoholic drink per 24 hour period. I can’t think of anything that is more of an “assault” on the public than drunken driving or erratic behavior by inebriated individuals. And I’m sure there are health benefits to banning alcohol consumption. Oh, I know! We should ban people driving cars! If we eliminated those horrible exhaust emissions, I’m sure there would be health benefits–and I certainly feel assaulted by those fumes.

    My goodness, there must be a long list of things that have effects on Americans’ health. We should really get started on the list now, so Congress can act swiftly and ban them all at the beginning of the new term.

  • 3. PresumtiveFunction  |  January 4th, 2009 at 1:57 pm


    Let’s be more practical. We should ban masturbation to end the scourge of blindness.

    I think the causal link to blindness is at least as strong as the link inferred by the Pueblo “study” to heart attacks.

    If that study is even remotely accurate then people in Pueblo must eat nearly every meal in resturants and then hang out at the bars until bed time.

    Did anyone bother to consider the fact that Pueblo has a large base of federal employees and that these employees have been participating in wellness programs as part of their health coverage?

    No. I didn’t think so. The American Cancer society isn’t interested in finding those kinds of results.

    If the study is to be taken seriously, then these factors must be evaluated.

    Or, we could just ignore the study because it defies logic and common sense.

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