View Poll Results: Would you take advantage of free treatment to kick tobacco addiction?

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  • Yes and I think I would finally be able to kick the habit

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  • Yes - although I am unsure it would work

    2 8.00%
  • No - I will continue to smoke

    1 4.00%
  • No - If I want to quit I can do it on my own

    11 44.00%
  • Perhaps when I am ready to quit

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  • other

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Thread: Smokers poll

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    Smokers poll

    This is a spin off poll from this thread: http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...drug-laws.html

    The question is for those who smoke (or have other tobacco/nicotine addictions).

    If there was an effective treatment option for your addiction readily available, and at no cost funded from a tax on tobacco products would you participate, and do you think you could kick the habit with readily available professional help/treatment?

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    Re: Smokers poll

    What is with this entitlement mentality? Why does everyone seem to think it is their right to get everything free?


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    Re: Smokers poll

    Quote Originally Posted by TOJ View Post
    What is with this entitlement mentality? Why does everyone seem to think it is their right to get everything free?


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    Entitlement? this is not everyone getting something for free. This is a smoker paying for future ramifications/treatment of his/her addiction.

    If you don't want to pay this tax, don't smoke its simple.

    This hypothetical is NOT a tax on the whole population, just a tax on tobacco.

    The $0.61 cents a pack smokers are now paying for children's health care on the other hand...

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    Re: Smokers poll

    I don't believe I should have to pay for some quitter. Only losers quit.

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    Re: Smokers poll

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    I don't believe I should have to pay for some quitter. Only losers quit.
    I suppose we are all losers then, eventually we all quit :P

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    Re: Smokers poll

    Quote Originally Posted by marduc View Post
    I suppose we are all losers then, eventually we all quit :P
    Dying isn't quitting, it's just beating the game.

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    Re: Smokers poll

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Dying isn't quitting, it's just beating the game.
    well hell if that is the case, I have no desire to beat the game. I would rather be a loser and have a few extra rounds

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    Re: Smokers poll

    I have tried to quit many times including using the patch etc. I smoked 1 and 1/2 to 2 packs a day for 27 years, so it was difficult. nothing worked.

    I went and had the laser acupuncture done for $150.00. It is amazing. No physical want to smoke at all, none. It was like quitting cold Turkey without the constant physical nag to smoke. Been only 2 weeks and I have no desire to smoke ever.

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    Re: Smokers poll

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    I have tried to quit many times including using the patch etc. I smoked 1 and 1/2 to 2 packs a day for 27 years, so it was difficult. nothing worked.

    I went and had the laser acupuncture done for $150.00. It is amazing. No physical want to smoke at all, none. It was like quitting cold Turkey without the constant physical nag to smoke. Been only 2 weeks and I have no desire to smoke ever.

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    So this could be considered treatment.. and in your case was obviously effective, and it does have a fairly good record as being an effective treatment.

    Although I did not word my poll accurately enough so that you felt that this was included, what if this and other options that were deemed effective (patches, gum, chantix, acupuncture, hypnosis -any and all methods that were found to be effective) were made available as a result of a tax on cigs?

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    Re: Smokers poll

    Quote Originally Posted by marduc View Post
    Entitlement? this is not everyone getting something for free. This is a smoker paying for future ramifications/treatment of his/her addiction.

    If you don't want to pay this tax, don't smoke its simple.

    This hypothetical is NOT a tax on the whole population, just a tax on tobacco.

    The $0.61 cents a pack smokers are now paying for children's health care on the other hand...
    Your question stated If there was an effective treatment option for your addiction readily available, and at no cost ....

    Doesn't matter what tax money was used. Per your senario, it would be at no cost to the person getting the benefit and others would be funding it for him.

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