The Senate this week is expected to approve legislation that would allow the government to regulate tobacco, USA Today is reporting.
Under the legislation, the Food and Drug Administration could require larger health warnings on cigarette packs and restrict advertising of tobacco products.
The House already has passed similar legislation, and President Obama has said he would sign it.
I’ve heard that under this new legislation smoking will be restricted to a single house in the geographic center of each state. Because of recent rulings on eminent domain and recent election results, each “smokehouse” will be the home of a registered Republican.
I don’t smoke, but I don’t begrudge those who do. In fact, I kinda feel sorry for them as they huddle together outside in the snow, sleet and rain. You know, as long as they’re out there, they might as well deliver the mail.
Some people say that the government is becoming the health police. I don’t know about that, but if they ever come after me for my bacon, they’ll have to pry it from my cold, dead fingers.