I smoke cigarettes and I am justified in doing so. I enjoy smoking cigarettes as they are relaxing and relieve stress.
Premise 1. All [relaxing forms of relieving stress] are appropriate in pursuing.
Premise 2. (Smoking cigarettes) is a [relaxing form of relieving stress].
Conclusion: (Smoking cigarettes) is something that is appropriate in pursuing.
Premise 1 counterexample: Slacking off is relaxing, as is beating off
Premise 2 counterexample: Someone who has been addicted for a while can view this as the stress.
Premise 1. All [substances which may cause cancer] is something that should not be pursued
Premise 2. (Smoking cigarettes) is a [substance which may cause cancer]
Conclusion: (Smoking cigarettes) is something that should not be pursued.
More relevant to the thread:
I smoke cigarettes in public areas where people are subject to my exhaust. I do this because I do not want to wait until I am at home.
I would create a support for this, but I honestly cannot make smoking in public justifiable, that’s where you come in CDC. Maybe rephrase it, I don’t know.
The opposition is obvious; the inevitable exhaust which willingly affects those around you is both toxic to their health and unwarranted. You would have to be some sort of sadist to want to damage the health of those around you.
Edited by Ossi Vaananen, 29 December 2012 - 05:43 PM.