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    Re: Smoking ban leads to major drop in heart attacks

    I completely agree to take my smoking ways underground like all the KGBers here want me to.

    Just one thing: NO MORE TAXES ON CIGARETTES!

    Goddamn I hate anti-smoking legislators. After blaming Gays for all the problems in the world, it's the best way to get noticed doing nothing.

    How about we force all the obese to run 5 miles a day? If our health is the governments concern, I'll tell you right now that forcing all the chubby people to lose weight would be much more effective at lowering the number of heart attacks.

    How about forcing every restaurant to serve only low-fat varieties? I could choose to go somewhere else, but that's not how we do things anymore. I demand the govt force business owners to stop acting so immoral!

    Finally, no person shall be allowed to eat fast-food in the presence of children, or in public. It is a disgusting, unhealthy habit and I'm not about to let their selfishness give the next generation a bad example.

    Also, a new $2 tax on every hamburger sold. If you don't like it, quit.
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    Re: Smoking ban leads to major drop in heart attacks

    I hate these frigging Nazi Health Police. Next thing ya know? They control what you can eat

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    Re: Smoking ban leads to major drop in heart attacks

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    Re: Smoking ban leads to major drop in heart attacks

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Personally, I think tobacco should be banned. The behavior of cigarette smokers is abmoninable.
    How dare you lump all cigarette smokers into one group? There are courteous smokers

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    Re: Smoking ban leads to major drop in heart attacks

    In a place like the U.S. where public health care is non-existent, private property owners should be able to decide if smoking is ok in their establishments or not. In Canada, I am against public smoking because tax payers pay for the health care.

    If you don't like to smoke, then don't go to a place where there is smoke. I'm against smoking and I don't support it because my line of work has shown me how dysfunctional it makes the body over time, but I am against policing people's choices in this regard.

    The market will determine what places are successful based on their options offered to smokers and non-smokers. A place that can accommodate both will make more money.

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    Re: Smoking ban leads to major drop in heart attacks

    I can see your point with government provided healthcare, and if this was the case here I wouldn't mind raising the taxes on cigarettes to cover smokers health problems.
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    Re: Smoking ban leads to major drop in heart attacks

    Quote Originally Posted by Joby View Post
    I can see your point with government provided healthcare, and if this was the case here I wouldn't mind raising the taxes on cigarettes to cover smokers health problems.
    This is somewhat of the case. My friend works for a HMO. Apparently 15% of private premiums are going towards the deficits that Medicare/medicaid have. Holders of private plans are paying for government healthcare.

    I have to agree with P/N here with the exception that public smoking shouldn't be legal. People should be free to smoke up in private businesses and residences though all they want.

    I'd love to see increasing taxes on cigarettes.
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    Re: Smoking ban leads to major drop in heart attacks

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    I have to agree with P/N here with the exception that public smoking shouldn't be legal. People should be free to smoke up in private businesses and residences though all they want.
    I don't get the objection to smoking in public or on public property.

    If you're talking about the DMV on Friday afternoon I understand and agree. But most public property is outside were things a lot bigger than smokers are polluting the air. For example, this evening I took a stroll down to a park which was completely devoid of any other people and had a smoke there. Yet somehow I'm a bigger threat to public health than someone driving a diesel truck through a crowded city. What gives?

    As for our healthcare, well, I don't even understand how my plan really works.
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    Re: Smoking ban leads to major drop in heart attacks

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    You do realize it takes years to do these studies right? As far as I know not any of them are recent.
    These "studies" were PUBLISHED ten years ago.
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    Re: Smoking ban leads to major drop in heart attacks

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    Yes, thats what your feet are for.
    Why can't I enjoy a nice afternoon in the park with my family without having to seem like a refugee because dumb smokers have no respect for the rights of others? The tyranny of smokers.

    I am going to bed.

    We can just agree to disagree.

    Have a good night and God bless.
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