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Gateway drugs

2004-06-01 16:05:50.650781+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

A Reason article points us to the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act which outlaws clove cigarettes. The article also then points out that there's a link between coffee and smoking:

The report reveals that caffeine is a little known risk factor. Girls and young women who drink coffee are significantly likelier than girls and young women who do not to be smokers (23.2 percent vs. 5.1 percent) and drink alcohol (69.8 percent vs. 29.5 percent). Young women who drink coffee began smoking and drinking at earlier ages.

... so why not start with the bean? Pointing out more idiocy in the attempt to legislate cool.

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#Comment Re: made: 2004-06-01 16:55:46.592338+00 by: Dan Lyke

(And as an aside, Reason seems to be doing the right thing in terms of linking and sources and such. Nice to see links to the bill text in an article.)

#Comment Re: made: 2004-06-01 17:23:41.479106+00 by: meuon

Nice article, yep.. big business manipulating the laws to their benefit again..