Robert Enders, Libertarian candidate for the 80th District had a good letter to the editor published in the News Sentinel yesterday.
Don't use taxes to change behavior
The governor has proposed that the cigarette tax be raised in order to promote public health. Yet obesity is more widespread among Hoosiers than lung cancer. Will he advocate a tax on fast food and junk food?
Taxes shouldn't be used to discourage legal behavior. I don't smoke, but I believe if you are old enough to vote, you are old enough to choose what to put in your body. With the right to vote comes the right of self-determination. If you have the right to choose your president, governor and representatives, then you have the right to make your own health choices.