April 03, 2006
Here's a "disturbing trend" for you: although cigarette smoking among teens decreased by 30% from 2001 and 2004, teens ARE NOT going smoke-free. Instead of cigarettes, they are puffing stogies now.
What causes that?
A study from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey blames the unhealthy fad on celebrity-backed advertisements. After all, if Demi Moore can smoke a cigar, so can your teen.
I call bullshit! Teens smoke today for the same reason they've always smoked--- they think it makes them look grown-up and cool. Banning cigarette advertisments didn't change this fact and nothing else the nanny do-gooders ban will change it, either. But you can bet your sweet ass they're gonna try, the pricks.
Wanna know the REAL reason teens smoke cigars today? We have government and the nanny do-gooders to thank for it. They taxed the shit out of cigarettes and ended up making cigars a less expensive choice for smoking. So, teens smoke cigars.
You KNOW the fix they'll demand for this problem. We need to start taxing the shit out of cigars, too. It's For The Children, don't ya know.
Bejus. If government spent a fraction of the time, energy and money it wastes trying to dictate personal choices to the citizenry on legitimate government business, we just might have secure borders and no illegal immigration problem.
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