[LMB] OT: Cigarette Prohibition NZ

Raymond Collins rcrcoll6 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 13 23:11:01 GMT 2021


Unfortunately vaping has become a problem with teenagers in Omaha.

On Mon, Dec 13, 2021, 11:23 AM Marc Wilson <marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk> wrote:

> On Fri, 10 Dec 2021 12:28:00 -0700, Howard Brazee <howard at brazee.net>
> wrote:
>
> >
> >
> >> On Dec 10, 2021, at 12:13 PM, Harvey Fishman <fishman at panix.com
> <mailto:fishman at panix.com>> wrote:
> >>
> >>> Tobacco use has dropped considerably in the U.S.   Other vices, not so
> much.
> >> Perhaps the question should be why are they vices?
> >
> >
> >That contributes to whether there is peer pressure against them.
>  Another change we have had in the U.S. is how we treat drunken driving.
> We blame the driver a lot more than we did in the past.   I don’t know if
> that is a U.S. thing or not.
>
> It's the same in the UK.  While drink driving was once winked at,
> especially this time of year, advertising, police crackdowns, stiffer
> penalties, and other "nudge" techniques have made it increasingly less
> socially acceptable, to the point where people will actually intervene
> by confiscating car keys, or even phoning police if that's resisted.
>
> It's still a problem (again, particularly this time of year) but a
> fraction of what it used to be.
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