When it comes to our own health maintenance, we seem to have kicked the smoking habit and made Americans paranoid even to the extent of our neighbor having a smoke in privacy.
Cigarettes used to be issued to our armed forces on into the World War II era. Tobacco as well as alcohol was used as a tranquility drug. Today, calling a smoker stupid is stupid, remembering that some of the most illustrious and intelligent people were smokers.
Government is demanding more control over our lives and criminalization of smoking is not an unforeseeable future.
The non-winnable war on drugs simply proves our own failure of self-control. The enemy is within us!
Instead of the “nerve soothing” smoke, we have now started stuffing ourselves with food – the wrong kind of food.
Today’s obesity epidemic has shown one of the culprits to be high fructose corn syrup found in many foods and drinks. Two-thirds of Americans are overweight, and with this comes all of the resulting illnesses and medical costs.
This high fructose diet also has debilitating effects on our brains, making us dumb as well as fat.
S.G. von Schweinitz