Earlier today, I gave a listen to the NPR aired program “1-A”. The moderator and his guests were discussing smoking / vaping. True, I did tune in a bit late, but, based on what I did hear, none of them thoroughly explored nicotine usage’s cause and effect relationship. Had they done so, they would’ve attempted to answer these key questions…
• Why is it that governments allow the tobacco industry to peddle, with impunity, a known deadly carcinogen and highly addictive drug?
• When smokers become vapers, are they not only kicking the nicotine addiction can down the road?
• How do we begin building a happier, healthier, stronger society, where folks find their lives so sufficiently satisfying, that tobacco products / by-products and other addictive drugs lose their allure?