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Smoking


Responsibility key to free society

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This is in response to the letter writer who wants our society to ban smoking. She has the typical mindset of those who want a “nanny state.” They want society to protect them from themselves. Consider this: When you live in a free society, you have the right to make your own choices, good or bad. Imagine if an overweight person went to McDonald's and was told, “I'm sorry, but it's the law. I'm cutting you off. You clearly have had too much to eat. It's for your own good.”
If you think our society is bad, try living in Iran. They have plenty of laws to protect you.
Leonard Thompson
Everett

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