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FDA Proposes Banning Flavored Cigars And Cigarettes

by | May 2, 2021 | Legal News Links

The link is here.  The idea is to curb smoking deaths.  I’m going to go out on a limb and predict it will have the reverse impact, spawn a black market, and criminalize more people.  I remember a while back an attempt to help people that were subsisting in third world countries and not receiving enough food and discovered when the ability to procure more rice was available, people chose cigarettes instead.  This isn’t to comment on addiction, more that when people have few luxuries in life, the few they can get are sought after despite the “rational” choice to do otherwise.  Whether it is to alleviate boredom or simply the enjoyment of the small pleasures that were afforded people will pursue them.

Similarly, there seems to be people that enjoy the small pleasures they get out of telling people what they can and cannot do, with the surface justification of doing it for “their own good.”

I have yet to meet anyone that uses that justification to be altruistic.