Rick Busdiecker (rfb@CMU.EDU)
Wed, 13 Apr 1994 14:20:47 -0400
Date: Tue, 12 Apr 1994 15:30:50 -0600
From: J Michael Hayes <hayesj@rintintin.Colorado.EDU>
>With the recent developments at US Food and Drug Administration, tobacco
>may soon be a "drug" defined as a controlled substance, as well.
This may be outside scouts -l guidelines
but I'd just like to appeal to common sense
with a bit of humor. Keep in mind that
I DO NOT WISH TO OFFEND or START a DEBATE,
just trying to make a point-
YOU CAN'T TEACH YOUTH ABOUT HOW TO GET ALONG
IN THE WORLD IF YOU COCOON THEM FROM IT!
I'm sure it could be shown that automobile's
account for more health costs and death's of
children than incidental smoke.
Certainly. In fact, here's a quote from an old office-mate's .plan
file during the height of War on Drug(using American)s.
``In 1985, ~600 people died due to cocaine, ~4000 totals deaths were recorded
as drug related, ~5000 people drowned and ~50000 people died in car
Just say no to swimming in automobiles.''
Tobacco and alcohol are (a) not the only drugs to which your comments
are relevant and (b) each more dangerous to one's health and society
at large than, for example, marijuana, at least according to the
National Institutes of Health and the American Medical Association.
Just for fun, here's one more quote that I find relevent:
``Nothing so needs reforming like other people's habits.''
- Samuel Langhorne Clemens (a.k.a. Mark Twain)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City