Wednesday, December 22, 2010

OK, I GET the (overhyped, but that's another matter now; but read this study at the British Medical Journal, or this) second-hand smoking thing. So it's one thing to forbid smoking in a public place, as Spain has just done. But why the zealotry in pursuing people to give up on smoking altogether? I mean, smoking might be a bad thing, but is prohibitionism compatible with the "my body, my decision" from pro-choicers? Or from the so-called right to die with dignity? Because all three are coming from the same people, and it seems to me that you should be able to kill yourself slowly, or fast, if you want to.