Bad Logic: Everyone Else

Claim: Everyone Else Is Doing It

This is honestly the most ridiculous argument of all.

To say that just because some other town has done it, and that's why we should do it, is foolish. You've heard the old adage, "If your friends jumped off a bridge, would you jump off a bridge too". The same principle applies here.

Even if everyone else was doing it, that doesn't make it right. And everyone else isn't doing it. Despite what you've been told, only about 1/3rd of the United States population currently live in a community with a smoking ban (as of 2008), and most states and communities have bans that are less restrictive than the ones proposed in Northern Kentucky.