Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Cigarette smoking is legal

"We" know tobacco is dangerous? If you mean we as Americans, then I disagree tobacco is dangerous, That's nothang but pure BS. It's actually the chemicals put in cigs made by BT that are dangerous. When Natives make cigs, they put nothang in their cigs but pure tobacco, and that's it.

I agree yes, Obama is an adult. And it should be his choice to quit smoking. ALL smokers shouldn't be pressured to quit, not just the Prez-elect.

Everybody didn't know he smoked til the media brought it up. That makes sense to me. I just wish he had no intent on trying to quit. Obama is a brainwashed smoker himself....he's more like an anti sneaking smokes. Which is Fked up to me. If you gonna choose to smoke, then you gotta be on the smokers' side.


http://www.tmnews. com/stories/ 2008/12/09/ opinion.nw- 837981.tms

In a country where cigarettes are responsible for one in five deaths and smoking costs tens of billions of dollars in health care, U.S. President-elect Barack Obama has been under pressure to set an example by giving up his reported two-decade-old habit.

We admit that smoking is not healthy. Kicking the habit is the best alternative, and tobacco use is dangerous.

However, it's not up to the American people to decide whether or not the next president should or should not smoke.

The decision to quit is one a smoker must make on his/her own.

News interviewers Barbara Walters and Tom Brokaw have both attempted to badger Obama about his habit.

The politician has dodged the questions, preferring to point out that he tries to lead a healthy lifestyle and has tried to quit several times. (Note: An election year for the nation's highest office is probably not the best time to quit smoking if you want to achieve successful results.) But what Brokaw was trying to point out is that the White House is smoke-free.

Fair enough, Obama said. He won't break those rules.

Of course, we hope Obama makes the healthy choice by tossing out tobacco. Regardless, he's partaking in nothing illegal and it's nothing he's ever seen in public doing. Matter of fact, few people knew the next president smoked until it was brought to light by the national media.

As an adult, the choice to smoke is his.

And it will be his choice to quit.

Smokers won't quit unless they want to.

This decision is no easier for the president-elect than it is the average 20-year smoker on the street. Quitting is a long process, and it's something the tobacco user must make up his/her mind to do. The fact is that neither Barbara Walters nor Tom Brokaw will convince the future president to quit.

It's a personal decision he must make on his own with the support of his family and close friends.

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