Well, who said that cigarettes, beers, and lotteries aren't necessities?
People sometimes smoke cigarettes, since they can't get food or have time to eat food.
Beers are also sometimes the only drinkable drink available.
And lottery buying is sometimes a must if you want to do something, like enter an event and so on.
Cigarettes, beers, and lotteries also can work as tradeable items, that can be trade with items that are needed.
Personally, I think that helping someone should be consentingly given and not mandatory demanded.
And it's much better to help someone by giving them the items they need than by giving them something as worthless as fiat money. Vouchers for food have much value than fiat money. 1000 US Dollars might not get you the food you need, but 1 voucher for 1 food you need will get you the food you need if the stock is available and the food bank honor the voucher.
Also the only rights a human should have are a place to stay, an outfit to protect the body, and food+drink. Rights that are other than those three are only inventions by human rights groups, that the human rights groups use to oppress other people.
Anyway. If people really wanted cigarettes, beers, and lotteries, they would trade their vouchers for food with cigarettes, beers, and lotteries.
Vouchers for food only give assurance that the food store will give food to whoever that hold the vouchers, but that doesn't mean that the holders of the vouchers are the same ones that received the vouchers from the government.
An Open Door dining room is much effective in giving food to those who want it than vouchers for food.
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