Well, eventually it gets to a point where you feel like you're arguing with a child.
"It's 9pm, time to go to bed now."
"I don't want to!"
"Tough, you have to go to bed."
"But Daniel gets to stay up to 11pm!"
"You're not Daniel, and this isn't Daniel's house."
"You're a tyrant!"
"Yes, yes I am. Now go to bed."
With regard to your post above...I agree with you...when people say, yeah, I know what the "so-called" dangers are...but then KNOWINGLY expose kids... and use personal freedom and / or rights to justify doing so...then...
Has decades of scientific evidence about smoking been in vain?
Fighting to maintain a right to engage in a behavior that's positively known to inflict harm to self and others is called "addiction". The right for adult individuals to choose to self-destruct is okay by me. But not the right to self-destruct and takes hostages with them. We don't individually live in glass boxes. Our behaviors affect others.
God Bless the Marine Corps.
Well, this belief runs in all directions inside and outside of the libertarian box. Addiction doesn't discriminate. To addiction there's no political ideology, profession, gender, no age...that it won't exploit.
It's called "stinkin thinkin".