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So, from my perspective, everyone except a few high level corporate people would be better off if we never got people addicted to smoking tobacco.

Obviously we can't change the past, but we came very very close to doing the next best thing: make it culturally unacceptable to smoke.

We lose out on all that all over again, except replace tobacco with candy vape juice. I guess again the genie's out of the bottle and it's too late for another few generations, but it's such a shame to me.

Addressing the point of parent's responsibility: there's no chance parenting beat an subculture of cool, let's not pretend that's possible.




>So, from my perspective, everyone except a few high level corporate people would be better off if we never got people addicted to smoking tobacco.

The tobacco trade was hugely influential to the development of the early US colonies. If there was no demand for tobacco, the early colonist would've most likely starved as the soil was not particularly suited for food crops, but they could at least trade tobacco for food.




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