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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Bill C-32

Posted on Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 2:48 PM

So, the Nanny State in it's unending moral superiority has decided that it should be illegal for adults to purchase and consume flavored tobacco products, as of July 5th 2010.

It was already illegal for children to purchase and consume tobacco products, so this new law does nothing but ban a product in a way that would have made the prohibitionists proud.

Instead of strengthening educational programs for children and enforcement policies against retailers that allow the purchase of tobacco products by children - which is the real problem here - our comrades in government and various lobby groups figure it is just easier for them to get rid of them all together.

Now if youth want to smoke they will simply move on to the myriad of other tobacco products that are still, and after July 5th, will still be available. Is it the plan to ban those now too?

More likely, youth will simply move on to illegal tobacco products that are much more affordable if they want to smoke.

Congratulations!

Perhaps now that same fervent mindset which led to this law will be applied to something useful, such as eradicating obesity, or reducing adverse medical events - both of which kill upwards of 17,000 Canadians each year. —Dartmouthy

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