Rape: (noun) the wanton destruction or spoiling of a place; (verb) spoil or destroy. Oxford dictionary of English, second definition.
Long term effects of THC exposure: “the drug may impair thinking, memory, and learning functions and affect how the brain builds connections between the areas necessary for these functions.“ source: https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/marijuana
Marijuana smoke contains carcinogens. Source: https://oehha.ca.gov/media/downloads/proposition-65/chemicals/finalmjsmokehid.pdf
Marijuana deposits 4 times as much tar into the lungs as tobacco. Both deposit tar into the lungs. Source: https://oehha.ca.gov/media/downloads/proposition-65/chemicals/finalmjsmokehid.pdf
Tobacco smoke contains carcinogens. Source: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancer-causes/tobacco-and-cancer/carcinogens-found-in-tobacco-products.html
Tank based vapes and e-cigs produce formaldehyde. Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/04/business/some-e-cigarettes-deliver-a-puff-of-carcinogens.html
Just like sexual rape, a party may not consent to being exposed to tar, formaldehyde, other carcinogens or THC and still have their lack of consent violated and have their lungs become exposed to these chemicals and elements.
Quite literally soiling the body with toxic chemicals and elements, meeting the dictionary definition of rape. As such, smoking should be punishable as rape is punishable just as long as people who do not consent are exposed to second hand smoke.
I’d be curious to review rape laws on a state by state basis in the US to find out if, technically, such arguments could be raised in court.
Note, I am not opposed to consensual smoking. Nor am I saying I would never consent, especially if only for a casual social night out once in a blue moon. However, I am absolutely saying that if at any point consent is revoked the smoking must stop.
That is all. ✌🏻