The same administration that considered providing drug users with free crack pipes has launched a campaign against cigarette smokers.
Seeking to bring back the roaring 20s, the Biden administration is reportedly planning another prohibition — not on alcohol, but on nicotine.
One of the last pleasures in life many working-class Americans enjoy is cigarette smoking, and now that luxury will be taken away amid successive public health scares starting with the China Virus pandemic.
President Joe Biden’s administration is planning to remove nearly all nicotine from cigarettes sold in the U.S. in an attempt to get people to quit the habit.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will propose a rule limiting nicotine in May 2023, according to the Wall Street Journal. The proposed rule “would establish a maximum nicotine level in cigarettes and certain finished tobacco products.”
The plan was revealed on Tuesday as part of the Biden administration’s “unified agenda,” which is a collection of planned federal regulations released biannually.
FDA Commissioner Robert Califf said in a statement:
Nicotine is powerfully addictive. Lowering nicotine levels to minimally addictive or non-addictive levels would decrease the likelihood that future generations of young people become addicted to cigarettes and help more currently addicted smokers to quit.
On its face, that is the most ridiculous argument ever made to prevent nicotine addiction.
Instead of reducing the number of nicotine addicts, people will simply smoke more low-nicotine cigarettes to get the fix they desire.
According to the CDC, about 12.5% of the American population are cigarette smokers. Seems like a total ban on nicotine that affects only a small portion of the population is disproportional government overreach. First, it’s nicotine, but what’s next? Sugar? Fast food? Salt?
No one argues that cigarettes are healthy, but Americans should be allowed to make the decision to inhale nicotine for themselves.
Here are the facts: Almost 450,000 Americans die from smoking-related causes per year. But that shouldn’t justify draconian, fascistic government overreach that limits the personal choices Americans are allowed to make.
Let’s face it: This is merely another one of Biden’s attempts to secure a political victory. On the campaign trail, Biden vowed to cut the cancer death rate in half over the next quarter of a century and his anti-nicotine push is merely a vessel by which to accomplish that.
Meanwhile, the obesity epidemic puts a major strain on America’s health care system. Morbid obesity is also a leading cause of multiple forms of cancer, yet the Biden administration says nothing about it.
That’s because the politically correct idea of ‘fatphobia’ is so prevalent on the left that any discussion of obesity is not allowed in polite liberal society.
Although nicotine is the addictive substance found in cigarettes and does not directly cause cancer, Biden’s administration is hopeful the FDA regulation would limit the use of tobacco products that contain cancer-causing chemicals.
You may personally not enjoy cigarettes or even being around someone who smokes them, but that doesn’t give the federal government any right to ban them.
Unfortunately, Joe Biden’s war on fun continues.
Author: Vasily Ivanov