Society needs to take a long, hard look at what the responsibility of the government is in people’s lives.
Most would agree when it comes to private actions and decisions, the government has room to regulate activities that may negatively affect others.
This is why murder, theft and other crimes are banned.
It is also why drugs like heroin or meth are banned — they destroy the life of the user both physically and mentally.
Drugs like these can destroy one’s ability to function in civilized society. They lead parents to neglect their children and sometimes even steal from family members to fuel their expensive addiction.
In other words, these drugs don’t just negatively affect the user, they affect everyone close to the user.
Hard drugs aren’t banned because they are unhealthy, they’re banned because they’re destructive.
However, the government isn’t, and shouldn’t be, in the business of banning products that are simply unhealthy but only really affect the individual consumer.
It is important the regulatory bodies of the government, such as the FDA, don’t transform into organizations that go around telling adults what they can and can’t do based on what they feel is best for people.
Yet, despite this traditional role that government plays, the FDA has become a nanny-like organization, with certain local divisions and governments being even worse.
By and large, around the country there has been a massive crackdown on vaping.
The (San Francisco Bay Area) Marin County Board of Supervisors, all Democrats, voted unanimously to ban the sale of all flavored vape products, leaving only tobacco and menthol flavors available.
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