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    Obama to Sign Anti-Smoking Bill

    Obama to Sign Anti-Smoking Bill


    Obama to Sign Anti-Smoking Bill | NBC Miami


    President Obama is set to sign into law an anti-smoking bill that will give the Food and Drug Administration unprecedented authority to regulate tobacco.

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    Obama is scheduled to sign the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act during an event Monday in the Rose Garden. The law allows the FDA to reduce nicotine in tobacco products, ban candy flavorings and block labels such "low tar" and "light." Tobacco companies also will be required to cover their cartons with large graphic warnings.

    The law won't let the FDA ban nicotine or tobacco outright, but the agency will be able to regulate what goes into tobacco products, make public the ingredients and prohibit marketing campaigns, especially those geared toward children.

    Anti-smoking advocates looked forward to the bill after years of attempts to control an industry so fundamental to the U.S. that carved tobacco leaves adorn some parts of the Capitol.


    We have to ask ourselves. "liberty or prohibition", with liberty comes responsibility. Who in this country does not know that smoking cigarettes will kill you?


    Why is it, that a FEDERAL law is required to curb a legal product? Alchohol is far more deadly I believe, will flavored martinis ever be on the short list for this statist act?


    My feeling are this "law" infringes on freedom just a bit more. It is a clear example of "incrementalism" and "statism" at work.
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    Re: Obama to Sign Anti-Smoking Bill

    After the law is signed, will Obama quit?

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    Re: Obama to Sign Anti-Smoking Bill

    Nah, he'll just not be able to roll them watermelon blunts anymore.
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    Re: Obama to Sign Anti-Smoking Bill

    If tobacco is so bad, why not just ban it outright?
    Why suffer thru all this BS?

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    Re: Obama to Sign Anti-Smoking Bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Catman View Post
    After the law is signed, will Obama quit?
    He'll do what he did with lobbyists and grant himself a waiver.

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    Re: Obama to Sign Anti-Smoking Bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    If tobacco is so bad, why not just ban it outright?
    Why suffer thru all this BS?
    No doubt. I would be against that on principle, but looking at it from the government's side, why bother with all this crap? Ban them and be done with it.
    Wow. Am I awesome or what?

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    Re: Obama to Sign Anti-Smoking Bill

    Quote Originally Posted by stekim View Post
    No doubt. I would be against that on principle, but looking at it from the government's side, why bother with all this crap? Ban them and be done with it.
    The REAL answer is simple...
    More regulation = larger government = more power in the hands of the government = less power in the hands of the individual.

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    Re: Obama to Sign Anti-Smoking Bill

    I've been smoking for 55 years and my lunggs are clear. They can shove their
    smoking law where the sun doesn't shine.

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    Re: Obama to Sign Anti-Smoking Bill

    It's no surprise this happened. Disappointing, but no surprise.

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    Re: Obama to Sign Anti-Smoking Bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    The REAL answer is simple...
    More regulation = larger government = more power in the hands of the government = less power in the hands of the individual.
    Makes sense to me.
    Wow. Am I awesome or what?

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