Originally Posted by Tyburn
No its not. It's still their choice to smoke or not...they just have to pay more if they wish to continue.
Sure it is. It's like the legislators in California passing laws that prohibit smoking in all bars. It infringes on the rights of something that's legal to do. Our government allows cigarettes to be sold, and throwing extra taxes to pay for something that is NOT their fault, or not allowing them to smoke in all public places is infringing on their rights.
Say I own a bar in California, I'm the one paying the rent, taxes, etc., I should have every right to permit smoking, but BS legislation prevents it.
Keep in mind, I'm a non-smoker, I hate cigarette smoke, but legislation and taxes like that is simply picking on smokers.