Santee Mayor Explains City's 'F for F...

Santee Mayor Explains City's 'F for Freedom' Tobacco Grade

There are 5 comments on the story from Apr 2, 2011, titled Santee Mayor Explains City's 'F for Freedom' Tobacco Grade. In it, reports that:

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Westfield, MA

#1 Apr 3, 2011
This Tea Party Mayor Gets IT!!!

F for Freedom!
Ella Robbins

Union, NJ

#2 Apr 3, 2011
The American Lung Association has been handing out "F's" right and left to states and municipalities across the country for neglecting to FURTHER persecute and harrass those smokers who apparently have no intention of quitting a legal activity they enjoy. So far, no politician other than Mayor Voepel has had the backbone to question the validity of the ALA political agenda, and I could only wish there were many, many more like him, with their heads screwed on straight and a with a proper sense of priorities. "Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."--Thomas Paine.
just candid


#3 Apr 3, 2011
As a non-smoker and a so called anti, it's not only your smoking i wish to stamp out, but it's WHEN and WHERE you smoke, that's where we insist on your copperation
Ella Robbins

Union, NJ

#4 Apr 4, 2011
just candid wrote:
As a non-smoker and a so called anti, it's not only your smoking i wish to stamp out, but it's WHEN and WHERE you smoke, that's where we insist on your copperation
Or, worded another way, you want to stamp out my smoking completely so that you can dictate that the WHERE and WHEN is NOWHERE and NEVER. I guess you've defined here what an "anti" is--a Prohibitionist. Carrie Nation never EXPECTED cooperation because she refused to cooperate with what she wanted to stamp out. It's 1919 all over again, per the following archival NY Times article:

The typical anti is only looking to exploit smokers with higher and higher taxes, or to support Big Pharma to force smokers to use worthless NRT or truly dangerous drugs like Chantix to quit; or in the case of single disease or single organ charities, to look like they're "doing something" to improve their stats (not CURE people).

The prohibitionists, on the other hand, are just religious zealots. They've bought off on the religion that their health depends on smokers not existing anywhere. I suggest you keep praying because--as history proves--even total Prohibition doesn't work. Hitler tried to stamp out Jews and smoking; and even HIS techniques didn't work completely. I guess you object to Voepel drawing a line at going as far as Hitler did, even though it didn't work?

Spring Valley, CA

#5 Sep 1, 2011
Anyone that still smokes with all of the information out there regarding how harmful it is to your health has no self respect and you expect them to respect your health choice not to want to breath second hand smoke?

It is not going to happen. Most smokers just don't care. Sad but true.

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