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[Jun. 11th, 2009|05:45 pm]
Tray Dawg
Some new bill is probably going to get passed regarding nicotine regulation. Yay!

"Opponents, led by Republican Sen. Richard Burr of the tobacco-growing state of North Carolina, argued that the FDA, which is in charge of ensuring the safety of food and drug products, was the wrong place to regulate an item that is injurious to health."

Please tell me that argument makes as little sense to y'all as it does to me.

[User Picture]From: l3antha
2009-06-11 09:46 pm (UTC)

Oh my god. I'm very annoyed with this Overbearing Mother thing that has been going on lately concerning public health. People have the right to make their own choices, goddamn. Jesus. If you feel like smoking, you should be able to do so. If you don't want to smoke, then you don't have to! I don't see how it needs to be any more complicated than that! It's kind of insulting, actually. Legislation like this implies that the general public is intellectually ill-equipped to make their own, informed decisions regarding things that could be harmful in excess. Instead of being all anal and restricting things like this, how about providing programs to educate the public about these such things that we are considered unable to comprehend???

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[User Picture]From: bellapalmera
2009-06-12 05:20 am (UTC)
I thought the main point of the article was not so much restricting whether or not you smoke, but regulating the amount of nicotine in cigarettes. To a point I do agree with you in the sense that there are some laws that are overly Big Brother about the whole thing, like in some places you can't smoke in your car? (That may be more of a driving safety thing, but still. If I paid for the car and I want to smoke in it, it's my frigging car kthx.)

Also, I fail to see how people aren't being educated about this.
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[User Picture]From: zandraavalonis
2009-06-11 10:11 pm (UTC)
he's a politician, they need to come up with BS in the interest of their state.
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[User Picture]From: bellapalmera
2009-06-12 05:17 am (UTC)
Exactly :)
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