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  • Alcohol

    12 29.27%
  • Weed / Pot

    9 21.95%
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Thread: Whats the Worst Vice?

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    Re: Whats the Worst Vice?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Cigarettes are the worst, because it's difficult not to get addicted to them. Alcohol certainly can be a major problem, but one can drink responsibly. In fact I'm finishing my glass of Merlot right now.
    You can smoke responsibly too... it's called an E-cigarette. I'm smoking mine right now.
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    Re: Whats the Worst Vice?

    Cigarettes definitely. Cigarettes are considerably more addictive than either alcohol or marijuana. They also harm others if you smoke in public. Alcohol is dangerous in large quantities, but there have been a lot of scientific studies that alcohol drunk in moderation is actually good for you. That's not true of cigarettes, there is nothing at all good about them. A single joint is worse for you than a single cigarette, but since marijuana isn't addictive like cigarettes are, people who smoke it tend to smoke far less.

    So in short, of the choices you listed, cigarettes are the worst.

    I would argue that the worst overall (at least in terms of the number of people it kills) is unhealthy food, which seems to be the vice of choice for most americans (myself included).
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    Re: Whats the Worst Vice?

    Marijuana, of course. The drug is a gateway to governments to flush billions of dollars down the toilet in vain attempts to stop slackers from eating taco bell.

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    Re: Whats the Worst Vice?

    Alcohol, wasn't Brezhnev drunk when he ordered the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan?

    But I do think it is alcohol, it causes many more social problems than both cigarettes and pot.
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    Re: Whats the Worst Vice?

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    Cigarettes definitely. Cigarettes are considerably more addictive than either alcohol or marijuana. They also harm others if you smoke in public. Alcohol is dangerous in large quantities, but there have been a lot of scientific studies that alcohol drunk in moderation is actually good for you. That's not true of cigarettes, there is nothing at all good about them. A single joint is worse for you than a single cigarette, but since marijuana isn't addictive like cigarettes are, people who smoke it tend to smoke far less.

    So in short, of the choices you listed, cigarettes are the worst.

    I would argue that the worst overall (at least in terms of the number of people it kills) is unhealthy food, which seems to be the vice of choice for most americans (myself included).
    I cannot tell you how many domestic violence, criminal assaults, and murders have been committed by someone who is drunk. far more in a year than all such cases of people influenced by weed or tobacco in history I suspect

    tobacco is the most harmful vice to the users. Drinking to those around the user



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    Re: Whats the Worst Vice?

    They, in excess, are all "bad", probably Miami Vice is the worst.
    In moderation - if only we could learn this- cigarettes are the worst as they stink, a most foul odor.
    Alcohol, in moderation, is OK.
    As some others say, the prohibition is far worse than its target.

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    Re: Whats the Worst Vice?

    Smoking by far, its easier to addicted to smokes than it is alcohol.
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    Re: Whats the Worst Vice?

    No chemical has caused more human misery than alcohol. The reason is that it is ubiquitous, legal and socially acceptible, therefore it is the most commonly abused intoxicating substance.

    Moderate consumption loosens inhibitions and impairs coordination and reaction time. Heavy consumption can lead to severe behavior alteration and actions the person would not dream of when sober.

    Alcohol is involved in the majority of murders and fatal traffic accidents.

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    Re: Whats the Worst Vice?

    I have to agree with Goshin. Alcohol would be the worst. I have seen more lives and families destroyed by it than any other substance. I would rank them as alcohol -> marijuana -> cigarettes.
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    Re: Whats the Worst Vice?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I cannot tell you how many domestic violence, criminal assaults, and murders have been committed by someone who is drunk. far more in a year than all such cases of people influenced by weed or tobacco in history I suspect

    tobacco is the most harmful vice to the users. Drinking to those around the user
    Many, many people are able to control how much alcohol they use though. Alcohol in moderation has been shown to have health benefits in numerous studies.

    And, alcohol addiction is what causes most of the problems from alcohol. If a person is addicted to alcohol, without the alcohol (not just in recovery from it, but had they never started), it is possible that the person would have had a different addiction. Now that other addiction could be just as or less harmful, we just can't know.
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