Thursday, August 23, 2007

An inconvenient truth

Research from Canada suggests:

... smoking bans result in smokers either quitting or reducing their cigarette consumption.
Statistics Canada found even personal prohibitions that make homes smoke-free also are effective in reducing smoking.
I'm a smoker, and have found it very difficult to give up. I've found myself smoking less since the ban came into force in England, last month. I oppose the ban, but I'm glad I've been smoking less.

What's a libertarian to do?


Unknown said...

A libertarian is to take personal responsibility for his actions, and to allow others to take personal responsibility for theirs.

Peter Risdon said...

Yes, just so. I am opposed to the ban. What's really behind my post, I think, is the indignity of addiction.

Unknown said...

It depends on what you mean by less, in my case, at least. I go through more cigarettes than I used to, because I usually can't smoke the whole thing, and because of this psychological thing. When I see a "no smoking" sign, or know I'm heading toward a "no smoking" area, I light up, no matter how recently my last was.

Peter Risdon said...

Funnily enough, when I go to the pub I smoke more. Sitting in the garden, with all the other smokers, just makes you want to light up.