The smoking rate here in the USA is down to a meager 18%, continuing a decline that's been going on for decades. Which is good, because it is now illegal to smoke almost everywhere.
WHERE IS IT ILLEGAL TO SMOKE NOW, FOR CHRISSAKE?
- Related Companies, a huge landlord in New York City, has banned smoking in ALL of it residential rentals. You can't smoke in your own god damn home.
- A Starbucks worker tells Starbucks Gossip that "we've been told to tell customers in the drive-thru that they can't smoke because it is within 25 feet of the building." You can't smoke in your own god damn car.
- France has banned smoking in covered cafe terraces. What are we, France?
Will the children of today, fed up with butt chugging "blunts" full of jenkem, be forced to turn to "smoking alcohol," to rebel? Only time will tell.
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