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#1    Hasina

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:29 PM

Researchers Debate a License to Smoke Cigarettes


They do it for coal-burning power plants. So how about something for what many consider to be a walking smokestack — the cigarette smoker?
Yes, a license to smoke. Simon Chapman, a professor of publichealthPosted Image at the University of Sydney in Australia, offers this radical proposal to help reduce the damaging health effects of tobacco, both for the user and the recipient of second-hand smoke.
You may think this is brilliant … or crazy … or both. Chapman's proposal appears today (Nov. 13) in the online journal PLoS MedicinePosted Image, accompanied by an opposing view put forth by Jeff Collin, a professor of global health policy from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.

Source: http://www.livescien...cigarettes.html

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:50 PM

"There would be a fee for the license"
so who`s idea is it really?
Now its come to light that there are still many out there who will not give up smoking and the increase of tax hasn`t stopped them because there is always going to someone out there doing it cheaper, this money making idea pops up for someone who could do with a little more dosh without hiking up the tax again without causing a riot.
Today I am not really sure what will kill me quicker, the chemicals they ply into our foods, the fumes emitting from the vehicles on the road, a possible terrorist attack, some drunk driver speeding in my direction, a "natural" earthquake because of "nature" or because of mans insistance on digging up our seabeds, a tumour because of the mobile phones interfering with our air waves,or a desease created my man which is classed as a cancer.
Time for a cig to calm down I reckon, who knows, it could be my last.


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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:48 PM

I think it's a good idea. The collective smoke from all the worlds smokers must have a huge contribution to the poor air quality, ozone layer etc.


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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:58 PM

And while we're at it, biscuits, oh yeah, and pet ownership and uhh, yeah yeah, assembling in public places.  Nanny State horsepucky is what it is.
edited to add that I lost my mom some years ago to those damned things.  10 months of watching her die because she chose to smoke.  But you know what?  She CHOSE them...it was the decision of an adult American.  If cigarettes are that much of a poison then here's an idea:  BAN THEM.  Make them illegal.  That should surely bring down the healthcare costs, no?  Except the hypocritical SOB's won't do it because of the tax revenue it generates.  So instead lets just use it as one more means of giving one group control over another.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:42 AM

View Postand then, on 14 November 2012 - 10:58 PM, said:

And while we're at it, biscuits, oh yeah, and pet ownership and uhh, yeah yeah, assembling in public places.  Nanny State horsepucky is what it is.
edited to add that I lost my mom some years ago to those damned things.  10 months of watching her die because she chose to smoke.  But you know what?  She CHOSE them...it was the decision of an adult American.  If cigarettes are that much of a poison then here's an idea:  BAN THEM.  Make them illegal.  That should surely bring down the healthcare costs, no?  Except the hypocritical SOB's won't do it because of the tax revenue it generates.  So instead lets just use it as one more means of giving one group control over another.
I wonder if the medical staff had a choice to treat her?


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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:24 AM

I do not know of any one who does not have SOME type of addiction. So my question is , Where are all these perfect people ?

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