Defending smokers’ rights

As a non-smoker, the first 30 years of my life were spent inhaling second-hand smoke from chain-smokers.

Yet, I rationally defend their right to smoke.

Provincial government’s say, ‘we will be creating a healthier society for all,’ from within their scare tactics and legislated force.

Exactly how can this be achieved when they betray the smoker’s sense of trust, demoralise their self-confidence, disrupt their employer, employee relationships and undermine their efficacy, by alienating them from their own human nature? This irrational mind/body dichotomy will subject smokers to long-term emotional and mental disorders thus leading to other physical ailments. In reality, our government is making them sick.

A particularly foreboding feature of the mind/body dichotomy is the government’s suffocating negative influence they project on society.

Considering the government is aggressively determined to restrict young people from making their own decision about smoking, it will jeopardise each young person’s struggle to form a sense of self-confidence.

This fragile process is usually a very traumatic experience, especially when that negative influence is hidden under the misconception of government benevolence.

Ken Hill

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