California Just Quit Flavored Tobacco


According to a flyer I picked up in a local convenience store, “a new California law makes it illegal to sell most flavored tobacco products, including vapes and menthol cigarettes — protecting our kids from a lifetime of deadly addiction.”

If a kid wants to smoke and vapes are not available, won’t the kid just smoke regular cigarettes like we did as kids? Vapes are probably not good for your health but I have heard that they’re not as unhealthy as cigarettes.

Clint Eastwood

I’d rather see kids smoke cigarettes than vape anyway. Not my kid, but your kids and other people’s kids. Smoking is cool. Think Steve McQueen, Humphrey Bogart, James Dean, etc. Vaping is, pardon the expression, gay.

Still I’m appalled at the idea that individual rights can be violated by the state using its coercive apparatus in order to prohibit activities to people for their own good or protection.

And as far as protecting kids, is there really someone who, searching for a group of wise and sensitive persons to protect their kids, would choose the members of their state or federal government?

Menthol cigarettes . . . if smoking menthol cigarettes helps someone get through the day, why is that anyone else’s business? No one is coming up to you, jamming a menthol cigarette in your mouth and making you smoke it, are they? If not, mind your own business.

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