Thursday, January 20, 2005

Holy Smokes!:

Joe Carter of the evangelical outpost reports that the tiny Himilayan nation of Butan has become the first country to completey ban smoking. I may be biased -- I smoke; I grew up in Winston-Salem, NC, the hometown of Joe Camel; and my family has been growing tobacco, working for cigarrette companies, or treating people with lung diseases for more than two centuries now -- but this strikes me as bad news.

As Carter puts it:

I have to admit that if I had to pick just one grossly overreaching, unfairly intrusive, completely arbitrary policy for the government to adopt, this would be the one I’d choose.

Just so.

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