Should Tobacco And Alcohol Be Prohibited?

@mandala100 (40126)
Hong Kong
June 13, 2018 1:38am CST
The tobacco and alcohol are both a billion dollar industry. It pays huge taxes to the government and other people's employment depend upon it. However the bad effect of tobacco and alcohol to one's health is commonly known and it also has its social cost in terms of money. Do the tobacco and alcohol industry do more harm than good? Should the tobacco and alcohol industry be outlaw or ban and not merely regulated? Picture credit: blackwhite-reviews.com
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16 responses
• India
13 Jun
It is a big industry from which economic growth comes to large extent. I think stitch rules and regulations can be the alternative
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@mandala100 (40126)
• Hong Kong
13 Jun
Thank you for your comment my friend.
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• Indonesia
19 Jun
• Indonesia
19 Jun
That's right, I agree my best friend
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@sw8sincere (4130)
• Philippines
13 Jun
it would be a nice idea to ban both as they are not really good for the health.
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@mandala100 (40126)
• Hong Kong
13 Jun
That's right my friend.
• Nigeria
16 Jun
Yes. I agree with you.
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@mandala100 (40126)
• Hong Kong
16 Jun
@Bosun201 Thank you my friend and see you soon.
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• New Delhi, India
13 Jun
They should be completely banned. The manufacturing should be stopped at the earliest.
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@mandala100 (40126)
• Hong Kong
13 Jun
Do you think that is possible my friend?
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• New Delhi, India
13 Jun
@mandala100 yes, if the Government also feels so
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@mandala100 (40126)
• Hong Kong
13 Jun
@amitkokiladitya That's right my friend and there must be a political will on its part.
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@Hannihar (33348)
13 Jun
@mandala100 I am tired of those that smoke and blow it in my direction. I am tired of the laws that are never enforced. Yes, please ban smoking anywhere.
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@mandala100 (40126)
• Hong Kong
17 Jun
Thanks for your honest comment my friend about smoking.
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@Hannihar (33348)
18 Jun
@mandala100 You are welcome and I will never ever condone smoking after living with someone that smoked and the smoke was horrible too.
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@mandala100 (40126)
• Hong Kong
18 Jun
@Hannihar Thank you my friend.
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@porwest (4281)
• United States
13 Jun
We tried this in the United States once. It ended VERY, VERY badly. You cannot simply ban things. It opens up a black market that can be more costly and more dangerous than what you are trying to ban.
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@mandala100 (40126)
• Hong Kong
17 Jun
Thank you for your thoughts my friend.
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@porwest (4281)
• United States
21 Jun
@mandala100 Happy to provide them.
@mandala100 (40126)
• Hong Kong
21 Jun
@porwest Alright my friend.
• United States
17 Jun
They can't stop it, they have tried before it wasn't a success.
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@mandala100 (40126)
• Hong Kong
18 Jun
That's true my friend.
@Susan2015 (20449)
• United States
16 Jun
I don't think banning them would be the answer. There are many things that aren't good for us, they would need to ban a lot more than that.
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@mandala100 (40126)
• Hong Kong
16 Jun
Thank you for your thoughts my friend.
@Rashnag (417)
• Thane, India
14 Jun
According to me it should be banned, but before govt takes such action it should try giving employment to all those people in that sector.
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@mandala100 (40126)
• Hong Kong
17 Jun
Alright my friend and thanks for your suggestion.
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@dya80dya (2047)
• Romania
13 Jun
I think they should be very expensive and restricted. In this way people can't afford to buy or they have to limit them.
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@mandala100 (40126)
• Hong Kong
17 Jun
That's a very practical idea my friend!
@AmbiePam (48715)
• United States
13 Jun
I don't think they should be banned as the government would be given too much control. I think the fact that they are highly taxed is about all that could be done to inhibit the use of these products.
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@mandala100 (40126)
• Hong Kong
15 Jun
Thanks for your thoughts my friend.
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@saritflor (3224)
• Israel
13 Jun
Generally speaking I believe it should be avoided because when people taking this, in not few cases they hurting others with their behavior. That's just my though.
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@mandala100 (40126)
• Hong Kong
17 Jun
That's right my friend.
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@id_peace (6226)
• Singapore
13 Jun
Heavy taxes are the reasons why they are still been kept.
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@mandala100 (40126)
• Hong Kong
17 Jun
That's very true my friend.
@maezee (32021)
• United States
13 Jun
I dont think that would be well received.
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@mandala100 (40126)
• Hong Kong
17 Jun
That's alright my friend.
@TRBRocks420 (75907)
• Banks, Oregon
13 Jun
No they shouldn't be banned. People have a right to use them if they want.
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@mandala100 (40126)
• Hong Kong
13 Jun
Alright my friend.
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@mlgen1037 (26023)
• Manila, Philippines
13 Jun
Hi Peter. That is a tough one. But for me, not prohibited but strictly implement the buying of those, especially to minors.
@mandala100 (40126)
• Hong Kong
13 Jun
Yes my friend a really debatable issue my friend.
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@mlgen1037 (26023)
• Manila, Philippines
13 Jun
@mandala100 YEs and it is rather subjective. Different people have different opinions.
@mandala100 (40126)
• Hong Kong
14 Jun
@mlgen1037 That's very true my friend.
@aureliah (15120)
13 Jun
I believe that its usage should be minimized
@mandala100 (40126)
• Hong Kong
13 Jun
That's right my friend.
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