Banning smoking an excellent idea
The tobacco coalition supports our country. Most governmental officials who live in the East and South have deep family ties to the growing and importing of tobacco. (Al Gore is the first to come to mind; his family got their millions growing tobacco.) It bothers me every time I hear someone calling marijuana “a gateway drug.” My first “gateway” introduction to drug use was stealing my folks' cigarettes and drinking their booze. I want this horrible, toxic, poisonous drug out of my country. I would be cranky for a little bit, but I would quit smoking.
They keep making more and more substitute smoking devices and more drugs to help us stop when all they have to do is make it illegal, burn the tobacco fields and stop this hypocrisy and insanity. Yes, some tobacco growing families would be out of work but they could grow soy or corn and be right back in business. I am pleading with my government to help stop the death and disease of our citizens and ban smoking!