Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Tobacco Smokers May Soon Be Required To Pay For A “Smoker’s License” In Order To Continue Buying Cigarettes
CBS reports, a leading tobacco control advocate, Simon Chapman, a professor at the University of Sydney, "proposes that users would have to apply and pay for a mandatory license in the form of a smartcard that would be shown when buying cigarettes...the smartcard would allow the government to limit how many cigarettes a smoker could buy."
I am not a tobacco user, however I am completely against this. Government is not daddy, it needs to stop telling people how to live their lives. In New York City, the government regulates the size soda you can buy, and how much salt you can put on your food. You have to really stop and think about what kind of person sits back and thinks about how to control OTHER people. I have been to Public Health meetings and have witnessed public "officials" with these psychopathic traits, proposing ridiculous new ways to control other peoples lives. We all need to be down at our local board meetings keeping these people in check.