Remember the book “Dune”? Not the movie; it was too bizarre.
The plot of the book was about people that worked on a far-away planet and mined a spice (Melange) that was extremely valuable. The reason it was valuable is that once people put it on food, they always had to have it … they were addicted to it and could not live without it.
Probably, somewhere along the line, I suspect that the author, was addicted to smoking Tobacco and found out about the chemical additives which were added to cigarettes for the sole purpose of addicting people faster and more intensely … making it so that it was near impossible to kick the habit. I envision that this is how Herbert came to create the plot.
People I love are addicted and have tried unsuccessfully to kick the habit. Tobacco manufacturers went so far as to tell us that smoking was healthy for us … back in the 40’s and 50’s they even hired doctors to tell us so! They’re greedy, unethical thieves!
They’ve marketed smoking tobacco products in every way imaginable to the immature, hoping that by the time they understood how much it was costing them, they couldn’t stop. The tobacco BARONS are not just stealing your money if you smoke; they’re stealing your health and your family’s relationships!
If anyone in our society deserves, to be jailed, it’s these jerks. One would be correct if one said they’re stalking your children!
It’s no longer a freedom issue. They took that away from us when they added the chemicals!