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    Re: $23 Billion Lawsuit Settlement for One Smoking Death

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Almost anything can kill you...even drinking too much water.


    Water intoxication - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    But the individual needs to take responsibility for what they voluntarily put into their bodies.



    Right, but on this thread we're talking about cigarette smoking.

    We're not talking about any and everything that can harm you, if you want to start a thread based on that, get after it.

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    Re: $23 Billion Lawsuit Settlement for One Smoking Death

    Quote Originally Posted by Born Free View Post
    Yeah but everyone is now smoking pot, plus cigarettes,
    I guess your wish will have to wait.



    You guess but you don't really know, just like me.

    A lot of things will happen in the future and some things won't happen.

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    Re: $23 Billion Lawsuit Settlement for One Smoking Death

    Quote Originally Posted by Born Free View Post
    She may die before she ever sees any money, if she get any money.



    In any case this surely won't help the cigarette companies.

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    Re: $23 Billion Lawsuit Settlement for One Smoking Death

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    That maybe true, but the cigarettes will be changed for joints which stupid people think are harmless.
    What is the difference if somebody is dying from cáncer from smoking cigarettes or joints?



    None that I know of, they all end up in the ground, but I haven't heard of a lot of people dying from smoking weed.

    I need to do a little research on that.

    Well, I took a quick look and it looks like marijuana is not near as bad for the body as tobacco smoke. You'd have to smoke a train-load to do yourself any harm, close to impossible.

    Light up a joint and throw away your cigarettes.
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    Re: $23 Billion Lawsuit Settlement for One Smoking Death

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    And the decades before that?
    We all knew that smoking was bad for us. There are songs about it from the 1800s for god's sake.

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    Re: $23 Billion Lawsuit Settlement for One Smoking Death

    QUESTION: Why not sue Hollywood for deliberately forcing nonsmoking actors to smoke on screen and making money off films showing young people the performers smoking? I don't know the name of the hit series about the tobacco people where everyone smokes. At My Walgreen the thousands of cigarette packs are located directly behind the cashier and I see Marlboro must have 25 different type of their cigarette to choose from- red box, blue box, black box, gold box, green box. short ones, long ones, regular ones-what a joke.
    It's nothing more than X's and O's.

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    Re: $23 Billion Lawsuit Settlement for One Smoking Death

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Right, but on this thread we're talking about cigarette smoking.

    We're not talking about any and everything that can harm you, if you want to start a thread based on that, get after it.
    Surely, you know exactly what my point was.

    You suggestted that since cigarettes are known killers then why are they not illegal?

    And my point was that there are an incredible number of things that are potential killers - why should they be legal while cigarettes are illegal?

    So instead of leaving it up to the individual to run their own lives (and take responsibility for their bad decisions)...you want to make some things illegal so that no one can use them.

    Pass...I will stick with personal freedom and take responsibility for my actions.

    You can always move to Singapore...you cannot even chew gum there without a doctor's note. Maybe they will ban cigarettes as well someday.

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    Re: $23 Billion Lawsuit Settlement for One Smoking Death

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    None that I know of, they all end up in the ground, but I haven't heard of a lot of people dying from smoking weed.

    I need to do a little research on that.

    Well, I took a quick look and it looks like marijuana is not near as bad for the body as tobacco smoke. You'd have to smoke a train-load to do yourself any harm, close to impossible.

    Light up a joint and throw away your cigarettes.
    So it is a matter of degrees for you then.

    Obviously if you fill your lungs with a foreign substance for any length of time, there wil be consequences.

    How many cigarettes did this man have to smoke to die at the age of 36? This means he got the cáncer years before.

    Maybe he had a genetic predisposition to the cáncer.

    In any case the cigarette company did not put them in his hands nor did they know about his genetic predisposition to the cáncer.

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    Re: $23 Billion Lawsuit Settlement for One Smoking Death

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Surely, you know exactly what my point was.

    You suggestted that since cigarettes are known killers then why are they not illegal?

    And my point was that there are an incredible number of things that are potential killers - why should they be legal while cigarettes are illegal?

    So instead of leaving it up to the individual to run their own lives (and take responsibility for their bad decisions)...you want to make some things illegal so that no one can use them.

    Pass...I will stick with personal freedom and take responsibility for my actions.

    You can always move to Singapore...you cannot even chew gum there without a doctor's note.
    Maybe they will ban cigarettes as well someday.



    That would have my support.

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    Re: $23 Billion Lawsuit Settlement for One Smoking Death

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    So it is a matter of degrees for you then.

    Obviously if you fill your lungs with a foreign substance for any length of time, there wil be consequences.

    How many cigarettes did this man have to smoke to die at the age of 36? This means he got the cáncer years before.

    Maybe he had a genetic predisposition to the cáncer.

    In any case the cigarette company did not put them in his hands nor did they know about his genetic predisposition to the cáncer.



    The cigarette company sold the cigarettes and made a profit on them, the court decided what it decided.

    Deal with it and move on.

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