Without agreeing to the supervision of the Nanny State, isn't there a difference here?
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Submitted by Marc Segan (United States), Nov 13, 2013 10:28
Certainly it seems to take an annoying village to tell the rest of us how to live our lives, but there is a distinction to be made here: trans-fats are a hidden ingredient. When we eat an ice-cream sundae, or we smoke a cigarette, wolf down a hamburger or refuse to exercise, the choices are clear for all to see. With trans-fats it's different. We don't always know when we're consuming them.
Let people do what they want, for better or for worse -- but I think we miss a basic point when we don't even acknowledge this simple distinction.
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