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Rush Limbaugh on Drugs

Conservative Talk-show Host


Anti-smoking campaigners will celebrate legal marijuana

As many of you people know, I have had experience with electronic cigarettes. I, El Rushbo, have used them. They're just jolts of nicotine. But it's water vapor. There's no tar, there's nothing carcinogenic in there. Nicotine is not a carcinogen. It is addictive.

At any rate, there's a story here from the BBC: "A new TV advert for a brand of electronic cigarettes marks the first time in decades cigarettes of any sort have been promoted on US television. Anti-smoking campaigners fear the rapid growth of tobacco-free cigarettes could undermine years of successful anti-smoking efforts."

A cigarette in the mouth or in your hand, looks cool. Not to everybody, but to some people it does. And even in current movie making in Hollywood, people smoke all the time, and nobody ever complains about that. And I'll tell you what. The first tobacco company that gets away with putting marijuana in their cigarettes is gonna be celebrated by the same people trying to shut 'em down. You wait.

Source: Rush Limbaugh Show, "electronic cigarettes" , Dec 6, 2012

Laws against selling drugs and using drugs are good laws

Limbaugh condemned anyone who supported legalizing drugs: "I'm appalled at people who simply want to look at this abhorrent behavior and say, 'Hey, you know, we can't control it anymore. People are going to do drugs anyway. Let's legalize it.' It's a dumb idea. It's a rotten idea, and those who are for it are purely, 100% selfish. "

Limbaugh repeated his tough law-enforcement view of the war on drugs in 1995: "We have laws against selling drugs, pushing drugs, using drugs, importing drugs. And the laws are good because we know what happens to people in societies and neighborhoods, which become consumed by them. And so if people are violating the law by doing drugs, they ought to be convicted and they ought to be sent up."

Even in 2003, while Limbaugh was deep into his addiction he defended harsh treatment of drug users: "These tough sentencing laws were instituted for a reason. The American people, including liberals, demanded them. Don't you remember the crack cocaine epidemic?"

Source: The Most Dangerous Man in America, by J.K.Wilson, p.160-161 , Mar 1, 2011

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