Jeena, about 3 years ago 2014-08-06 14:45:17 Sometimes I wonder, why is drinking in public, like at the central station, forbidden but smoking is not? 9 Replies Jeena Pa, about 3 years ago I’m not even sure that I would ban smoking, perhaps I would just allow drinking. Tobias Olausson, about 3 years ago I know at least one politician in the riksdag who was working toward a ban on public smoking, or something along those lines. Henrik Ripa, from the moderate party, who would've known? Jeena Pa, about 3 years ago Wait, why? I don’t mean that everybody should drink in the public, I just mean it shouldn’t be forbidden. Tobias Olausson, about 3 years ago When they invent Synthehol I will agree with you :) Tobias Olausson, about 3 years ago I think both drinking in general and smoking should be completely banned. If any of them were invented today there is no way they would be allowed. I realize of course that it would probably be hard to realize such plans, but I'd rather dream :) Jeena Pa, about 3 years ago I dream the opposite :) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/23/who-drug-decriminalization_n_5606609.html Jeena Pa, about 3 years ago And btw. if sugar was invented today there is no way it would be legal either. Tobias Olausson, about 3 years ago Obviously, but sugar is naturally a part of anything you eat, neither alcohol nor smoking would have been unless it was invented. Also I do agree quite a bit with the WHO here, which I understand can seem contradictory to what I previously wrote. Jeena Pa, about 3 years ago Yeah perhaps kind of, but not granulated sugar, and then I’d kind of say that alcohol is a natural part of many things we eat and drink too. And yes, like sugar too, not in the amounts we use it in processed foods/drinks. 5 Likes Have you written a response? Let me know the URL: Send There's also indie comments (webmentions) support.