Dr. Amesh Adalja has a new OpEd in Forbes, "Are Controls on Cigarette Smoking A Rationing of Liberty?"
I liked how he notes both that the government overstepping its proper bounds in restricting cigarette use, but also how the government promotes tobacco production (and implicitly consumption) through farm subsidies. And of course, these tobacco subsidies have bipartisan support.
The government is not our friend nor our protector.
For more, read the full text of "Are Controls on Cigarette Smoking A Rationing of Liberty?"