Before, kids trying to smoke hid from plain view. Today, they smoke openly in the streets and parks and some of them smoke with their parents. No kidding.
Government is trying to control this by increasing taxes on cigarettes, as if that were a solution. It's like banning parents from giving kids school allowance. You know it won't work, besides being ridiculous. I wonder why government can't plain ban cigarettes in the country when other countries are doing it?
Even funnier is how natural health supplements are not allowed to declare therapeutic claims but cigarettes are allowed to be sold in public. And yet they all admit that cigarettes can kill you.
Anyway, smoking cannot be remedied by laws or taxes. It should all start in the family, particularly with the parents (and the president of the country). If we want this madness to stop, parents should set as examples. Without this, smoking will continue to claim the young lives of our youth.
I can't imagine why folks with hardly any money can still afford to burn it by smoking cigarettes. You'd see poor folks wasting hard earned money on them. Can't they stop to think a while what the heck they're doing?