Concepts create idols; only wonder grasps anything. - St Gregory of Nyssa

Monday, September 2, 2013

Butt out

As I thought about it, it became very clear that what was involved wasn't that we were trying to protect non-smokers from sidestream smoke on parks and beaches. We weren't really concerned about birds and fish. There wasn't really evidence that we were going to protect kids by disallowing smoking in parks and beaches. 

What was involved was that we really wanted to make it less and less possible for people to smoke, because it's bad for them and we're trying to protect smokers themselves from a behavior that's going to increase the risk of disease and death.

The whole thing is here.

For the record, I am not a smoker.

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