If you see people buying cigs then the store that you are going to is obviously not following the law. As such, report em. As for energy drinks, so what? Some people do need those in order to complete the day. I buy energy drinks every time I work a graveyard shift or stayed up all night due to kids and still need to make it through the day...does that make me a bad person? Why should a person that is on foodstamps be any different?
People always condemn those that are on foodstamps or some type of federal assistance, always assuming that they are lazy bums. Never knowing what thier actual circumstances are. For all they know that person could be working 3 jobs and need energy drinks to finish the day. For all they know that one time of buying crawfish might have been a one in a year spluge (possibly due to a birthday for all you know)
Do people abuse the system? Of course they do. That too is human nature. But there is no need to thow the baby out with the bath water. Report those people/businesses that allow people on foodstamps to buy crap like cigarette's and beer. Report those people that buy drugs via welfare money. Lobby to make changes in the market in order to bring down the prices of healthy foods and raise the prices on things like chips and pop. (because I can guaruntee you that those that are poor will buy the cheapest things over that of which is healthy every single time) Fix the system that enables those on foodstamps to buy crap. Don't punish those people on welfare just because they take advantage of something that is available to them. Because I'm 99% certain that if you were in thier shoes you would do the same thing. If you don't believe this then obviously you believe that those that are rich don't take advantage of anything....right?
Edit: With the exception of the first line the word "you" is being used generally and is not directed at any one person.