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Old 08-25-2019, 03:04 PM
DrDeth is offline
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Originally Posted by DSeid View Post
I agree that prohibition rarely works well in comparison to tightly regulated and controlled markets.
Yes, smoking prohibition would work. Look, when they tried booze prohibition, 60-70% of the adult population drank. Now, about 14% of Americans smoke. 1/4 of those who drank.

And there werent many substitutes for alcohol. Now we have snus, chaw, snuff, patches, vaping and gum. That 14% have many things they can turn to. We can ban smoking.

And despite all the blather here about the NRA and Gun Lobby owning politicians, their donations are small potatoes compared to big tobacco. (To be fair, the health and drug industry are the biggest).