Let's make cigarettes illegal...
It's a waste of money.
It's bad for the health of the smoker.
It's bad for the health of other people around the smokers, including children at home.
It makes clothes, cars and houses smell.
Huh. I wonder where we've heard that before? I'm pretty sure we said something similar. In fact, didn't we actually write a sample ballot question?
Shall the City of Kansas City prohibit the sale of tobacco and tobacco related products, for the purpose of promoting public health by decreasing citizen’s exposure to first and secondhand smoke and creating smoke free environments for workers and citizens through regulation, until all businesses located in the Missouri counties of Jackson, Platte and Clay, and the Kansas counties of Johnson and Wyandotte are authorized by ordinance to permit the lawful use of tobacco products within their establishments?
Where are all the registered voters in Kansas City, MO that just happen to be smokers as well? We need five of you to sponsor our initiative! Seriously, contact us. Let us make with the boat rocking.
We fully expect Yael to be first in line to offer up his name as co-sponsor.
P.S. In case it hasn't been said before, we at the Kansas Citian are not, nor were we ever, smokers. For some crazy reason we just seem to have a strong desire to protect our liberties.