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    Re: New Smoking Ban Good or Bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Yeah, major organ transplants aren't going to be done on the really old, you have to be slightly younger. But it's not to say that we don't spend massive amounts of money on treating the old.
    my mom died from Alzheimers related complications. the insurance company spent a ton-o-dough on assisted living facility/nursing home expenses alone.
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    Re: New Smoking Ban Good or Bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Yeah, major organ transplants aren't going to be done on the really old, you have to be slightly younger. But it's not to say that we don't spend massive amounts of money on treating the old.
    Of course we do and new treatments are extending the lives of smokers and non smokers alike. In their later years smokers have more medical problems than non smokers. Old smokers are expensive to treat.
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    Re: New Smoking Ban Good or Bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    my mom died from Alzheimers related complications. the insurance company spent a ton-o-dough on assisted living facility/nursing home expenses alone.
    Was she too young for medicare?
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    Re: New Smoking Ban Good or Bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post
    Of course we do and new treatments are extending the lives of smokers and non smokers alike. In their later years smokers have more medical problems than non smokers. Old smokers are expensive to treat.
    But most people who would have been taken out by smoking don't make it to quite that age. There are smokers who can make it to really old age, but they're going to be in the same group of really old people and share common ailments.
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    Re: New Smoking Ban Good or Bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post
    Of course we do and new treatments are extending the lives of smokers and non smokers alike. In their later years smokers have more medical problems than non smokers. Old smokers are expensive to treat.
    meh, anecdotal evidence from my personal experience...smokers are either going to die young of cancer and/or related problems or they are going to live forever with few problems. at least that's how it's been in my family

    one aunt died at 39 of lung cancer, one uncle died at 45 of a heart attack. grandfather never sick a day, died of heart attack in his 90s. uncle died of a stroke at 75. aunt still smoking strong at 73, no cancer or other problems.
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    Re: New Smoking Ban Good or Bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    meh, anecdotal evidence from my personal experience...smokers are either going to die young of cancer and/or related problems or they are going to live forever with few problems. at least that's how it's been in my family

    one aunt died at 39 of lung cancer, one uncle died at 45 of a heart attack. grandfather never sick a day, died of heart attack in his 90s. uncle died of a stroke at 75. aunt still smoking strong at 73, no cancer or other problems.
    I know a lot of smokers that lived past 70 and some into their 90s. They had smoking related medical problems as soon as they hit 60. Smoking is a slow death in most cases.
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    Re: New Smoking Ban Good or Bad?

    I completely support it. Public parks and beaches are there for EVERYONE to enjoy and not for smokers to take the joy away from the MAJORITY of people who DO NOT SMOKE those cancer sticks. With the number of children also assumed to be enjoying such public spaces, that places MORE of an imperative on banning those cancer sticks from such public spaces. You want to poison yourself with that pernicious weed, fine with me. But your rights end at my nose and you have no right to subject me with your cancer sticks on public spaces. Good on New York on this one...
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    Re: New Smoking Ban Good or Bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Hope to God that council and the mayor gets thier asses sued off.
    On what basis?
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    Re: New Smoking Ban Good or Bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Depends on where outdoors though... I used to participate in state level athletic events and people would sit in the stands and smoke. Should be banned...
    I totally agree with this... breathing in smoke from cancer sticks while at maximum physical exertion is NEVER a good thing....
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    Re: New Smoking Ban Good or Bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Marilyn Monroe View Post
    It's too far to do this to a legal product, but I understand the thinking, but how do you enforce such terrible laws? It's gonna be hit and miss as far as catching people, and then fining the **** out of them. Really taking away rights.
    You mean like outdoor consumption of alcoholic beverages in public spaces? Another legal product in most jurisdictions last I checked... The government has the right to restrict the use of legal products by certain classes of individuals and in public spaces...
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