Not a Mod... Yet
This is a post that one of my FB friends made. She's a big PETA activist/protestor, vegan, and health advocate. And she thinks that cigarettes should be banned. Now I'm all for her exercising her opinion, but I don't understand how she can't see that banning things just because they are harmful is a road that doesn't need to be traveled further.
WHAT'S IN YOUR CIGARETTE?
Formaldehiyde: Used to preserve dead specimens
Megastigmatrienone: Chemical naturally found in grapefruit juice
Maltitol: Sweetener for diabetics
Napthalene: Ingredient in mothballs
Methyl isocyanate: Its accidental release killed 2000 people in Bhopal, India in 1984
Polonium: Cancer-causing radioactive element
Amanda not in additive free winstons baby!
Megan isn't that still tar?
Megan If there is smoke just keep in mind I am now having to use an inhaler and get cortisone shots (injected into my nose) from the irritation
Jorge I hear you Megan. When your Mom and I get out of the car in a parking lot, you can pick up on a smoker yards away. And when you stand in line at check out...they put off that heavy musty smoke smell, like a used ashtray.
Jorge Additive free cigarettes just means the companies don't add the chemicals that make them addictive, they are still an unhealthy cigarette. I may be wrong...just sayin.....
Jorge Safe cigarettes are as hazardous as tobacco.
Alfredo You should play "what's in your dihydrogen monoxide?"
Amanda of course smoking anything has tar. Not all cigarettes have these things on the list. Some companies really do want to put out a quality product.
Greg I'll stick to my Marlboro 27s (for the time being), whatever they put in those...
Amanda there is no safe cigarette....its funny someone wrote an article calling hand rolled bidis and add free cigarettes safe-quite not the case. The only ''safe'' cigarettes are vapor ones.
Pamela CIGS STINK, SMOKING THEM MAKES YOU STINK, AND YOU look like a IDIOT smoking something you let control YOU... (let's light up a cigarette, cause I am WEAK minded....sarcasm here) Where you BORN needing to smoke? My soapbox is big...I too have asthma and allergy's and a disgust for the weakness of cig smoking and the destruction of perfectly good air.
Greg And that is definitely your right to think as such.
Megan Vapor cigarettes should be the only legal option.
Megan Greg your a perfect victim of the industry, but I'm having a hard time feeling sorry for you regardless.
Pamela They should get some grit and quit....
Greg Oh, I ask for no pity. I know exactly how harmful cigarettes are, and know full-well that it is a crutch for most people. But banning things because they are harmful is a slippery slope that I believe this country is getting closer and closer to falling down completely.
Megan Oh please.
Megan That is the worst cop-out I've ever heard of
Megan Greg really I could care less what damage you do to yourself, my concern is of my own at this point. Banning cigarettes and promoting electronic ones is not going to make the country fall down, retard. Do you realize how many people are dying from cigarettes, how many children are burdened by asthma etc by so called smoker 'parents'? At some point things have to CHANGE.
Megan Your health choices shouldn't be allowed to pose a threat to mine. Bottom line.
Pamela I agree with Megan on this one. Cig smoke does not just stay in the mouth of the SMOKER. The rest of us lucky ones, get to enjoy it too ! That is our main legit concern. I don't wanna have to suffer/pay doc and med bills, and have to put up with it in any way. It's that old, "Smoking in smoking area, is like peeing in a peeing section in a pool' concept... Since folks have to partake in something we don't want to, we can get alarmed and demand action.
Greg Megan, I'm glad that you are so passionate about issues that you feel strongly about. Whether or not we agree.