It seems the next thing the nosy busy bodies want to do is to make us beg a doctor to get a prescription for a pack of cigarettes.
Bill proposed in Oregon would make cigarettes prescription-only drugs
SALEM, OR (KPTV) - If you're a regular smoker, you may want to keep an eye on a new bill in the Oregon Legislature.
You know no matter how you feel about smoking you have to wonder when they will come after your particular vice. Like coffee or chocolate.Rep. Mitch Greenlick, from Portland, is sponsoring a bill that makes cigarettes a Schedule III controlled substance, meaning it would be illegal to possess or distribute cigarettes without a doctor's prescription.Under the proposal, offenders would face maximum punishments of one year in prison, a $6,250 fine or both.Other drugs and substances that are considered Schedule III controlled substances are ketamine, lysergic acid and anabolic steroids."The State Board of Pharmacy may adopt rules placing requirements and limitations on the sale or transfer of products containing nicotine,"
At any time these busy body's can come along and quote some study that will find something bad about nearly anything.
While smoking maybe an easy example to hate on it is just a gateway vice to go after many others.
Be silent on this one and you shouldn't expect others to defend your freedoms to decide for yourself later.