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From: mechadragonDate: June 1st, 2009 - 07:34 pm(Link)
I find alot of the laws like that sort of stupid also. But you know why it happens. Car Insurance companies lobby the Govt for the seatbelt laws so that they can save money on some medical bills when people get injured in car accidents. My other big pet peeve is the forced non-smoking laws for buildings. If a person wants to have a resturant with smoking in it, who cares... if you don't like the smoke, don't go there. I don't smoke, but I think limiting the freedoms on the business owners sucks.
From: nylanDate: June 1st, 2009 - 07:39 pm(Link)
Smoking I can see a bit easier because it can actually be harmful to those around you. Taking it from the point of view that business owners should be able to make their own choice is certainly reasonable for me, though. I think part of the problem is that businesses were trying to do the "smoking"/"non-smoking" sections thing, which just doesn't really work when all of them are using the same air.

Even so, that gets to another question: why are cigarettes legal? Or why are many other drugs illegal? What makes pot so bad but tobacco totally fine? I know you lose control under some drugs, but as long as the law enforces that you're responsible for anything you do while under control of a substance you took willingly, not sure I see the huge issue.