IN DEFENSE OF SMOKERS
© 1999, Lauren A. Colby. Version 2.3
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In Defense of Smokers
I am a civil libertarian. Recently, Ive detected an ominous trend in our society, directed against our civil liberties. Legislation has been passed to censor the Internet. Other legislation has been enacted, giving the FBI sweeping powers to tap telephones. In the name of the War on Drugs, many people have had their property confiscated, without ever being charged with a crime. The political right and the political left seem to compete with each other, to criminalize more and more activities; impose more and more draconian punishments; and build more and more prisons.
Right now, the country has been swept up in a war on tobacco. Smokers, everywhere, are hounded and persecuted; forced outdoors in freezing weather to enjoy the comfort and pleasure of a cigarette, cigar or pipe. Government has mounted a massive propaganda campaign, against the evil weed. Ive written a book, showing that the campaign is based on distortions of fact, statistics made up out of whole cloth, and downright lies. You can get the whole book here, FREE, just by clicking on the word Book.