Alcohol has nothing to do with this. If someone smokes next to me, I have to breathe their second-hand smoke. If someone drinks a beer near me, I don't have to drink it.
As far as either "ruining people's live," there are already laws that punish people for driving under the influence, for example. Punish violators and stay out of the business of law-abiding citizens.
good topic! its crazy to think that human rights are on the decline, the smoking ban is under way because of second hand smoke yet they still hike cig taxes. so why is alcohol legal? alcohol is as addictive as cigarettes if no more addictive than cigarettes, it ruins peoples lives everyday, people drinking can kill innocent people on the roads.. people die of alcohol poisioning everyday. alcohol needs to be banned to the highest extent but they wont because of the profits it brings. they might as well leagelize herion, cocaine, lsd and ecstasy. it is crazy how laws contridict laws