O'GRADY: A hit for a new report that finds that U.S. teen smoking has dropped to a record low. I think we should celebrate this, not just for the results, but also because it shows us that we have the ability to discourage drug use, in this case, nicotine, by regulating, taxing, and stigmatizing the drug use. And it's too bad that our culture, particularly Hollywood, wouldn't try the same thing with other drugs.
GIGOT: All right.
STEPHENS: This is a hit to the human race. Congratulations, it's the weekend and you are alive. The world has not ended. And, no, I'm not referring to the Mayan apocalypse that supposedly took place on Friday. I'm referring to the fact that we had yet another climate summit in Doha, Qatar. Nobody paid attention. The climate moves on. The latest estimates are that the temperatures might rise 1 degree Celsius by the year 2100. I think you're all -- you might now live to see that, but you're definitely going to live to see another day.
GIGOT: So, Mary, there's a role for government to play in deterring and dissuading certain kinds of personal behavior?
O'GRADY: I think that the government can regulate things that we agree, as a society, we don't want. And we do that with cigarettes, we do that with alcohol, and we should do it with other drugs.
GIGOT: All right. Thanks, Mary.
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