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I think some people aren't so concerned with having to deal with their own responsibilities as much as having to deal with other peoples irresponsibilities. And that might be something that being responsible yourself won't necessarily remedy. While the lack of an FDA might be helpful with fears of dangerous food appeased by free market principles which put companies producing poor quality food out of business when people take responsibility for knowing what they are purchasing, not every issue is as easily dealt with. For example, if someones neighbors are going to start smoking various currently illegal substances upon their legalization, without regard for the people around them, forcing their neighbors and people in public places to breath in those substances, then legalization will always look unappealing to many. In their minds they're voting for whether or not they want their kids breathing that stuff in 2nd hand at the park or in the backyard on a regular basis. There may be other ways to deal with these kinds of worries which aren't necessarily already in place and would accommodate both sides. But when people are as inconsiderate as they often are with cigarette smoke, there will always be that concern with other substances. Smokers would probably argue that it's the responsibility of others to avoid their second hand smoke, but in many cases it's not really possible short of wearing gas masks all the time, and never opening the windows of one's own home. Better property rights might help, where 2nd hand stink damage to clothing and such would be compensated in a simple way. I realize a lot of people here won't like this line of thinking, but one mans liberty is often another mans bondage.