Dear Valued Trisha's Cafe Customers:
Smoking RYO tobacco does not diminish your health risks. Please be aware of the health warnings associated with smoking tobacco products which follow:
SURGEON GENERALS WARNING: Smoking Causes Lung Cancer, Heart Disease, Emphysema, And May Complicate Pregnancy. Quitting Smoking Now Greatly Reduces Serious Risks to Your Health. Smoking By Pregnant Women May Result in Fetal Injury, Premature Birth, And Low Birth Weight. Cigarette Smoke Contains Carbon Monoxide.
WARNING: This Product Contains/Produces Chemicals Known To The State Of California To Cause Cancer, and Birth Defects Or Other Reproductive Harm.
After showing the above health warnings to a friend, he suggested we just add a health warning that says "if you smoke this shit, it will kill you. (Sorry mom, but it is an adults only website). There presently is no doubt that abuse of tobacco can lead to significant health consequences. Why then would we want to sell a product that is potentially dangerous to our customers? The answer is that it is not a health issue; it is a human rights issue for responsible citizens in a free society. Our country was founded on the concept of individual liberties and responsibilities. Our governments evolution over the past century toward a paternalist, socialist entity has seriously eroded an individuals responsibility and accountability for their own actions. As our government seeks to protect and take care of all our citizens, our rights, freedoms and liberties have begun to fall by the wayside. We quite simply believe that adults in the U.S.A. have the right to enjoy a legal product without fascist interdiction. We hope that our customers enjoy our products and assume responsibility for their own individual behavior.
In addition, we believe that smokers should be considerate of non-smokers around them. Passive smoke may be a health issue, but it is certainly a source of aggravation to non-smokers. We are not saying to succumb to the fanatical, foaming at the mouth anti-tobacco advocate. These people are so unreasonable, irrational and unpredictable that there is no way to satisfy them. (A kook is a kook). Nevertheless, we should all be considerate to the wishes of reasonable non-smokers who surround us. We hope that you will agree.
Thank you, enjoy our products, and respect yourself and others. We still live in the greatest society ever produced. Let us not lose it.