A clever Brit agrees with me that the religious and puritan instinct is behind the obsession with health (and safety) in the West these days.
I live in a city where a man can walk stark naked down the street, smoking weed, and he will be unmolested by the police, but where I, dared I, if I smoked a cigar, fully clothed, in the sylvan realms of Golden Gate Park --a space larger than Central Park for a population 1/10 NYC's size--, I would be fined. $100, then $200, then $500 each time after that. Ah, free wheeling open-minded Frisco.
And the aforementioned puritans' agenda includes both fines for smoking in a car with your own child AND presumed consent for organ donation! You can't smoke in your own car with your own child, but unless you formally opt out, the State can use your body for organ harvesting!
There are days when a cabin in Idaho looks pretty good.