Watch out! A new study found that as the rates of smoking decreased, the obesity rates increased. We all know that First Nanny Michelle Obama forced the Preezy to quit smoking, but once she gets wind of this she may see it as a two-fer: get more people to smoke and reduce obesity rates, while at the same time boosting revenue to the government thanks to her husband’s cigarette tax.
The American smoking rate is going down. The obesity rate is going up. And when it comes to women’s life expectancy, those trends have just about canceled each other out.
A team of researchers with the National Bureau of Economic Research published data looking at obesity and smoking rates. …
Maybe the government should just get out of the business of regulating human behavior. Just saying.