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Should Cigarettes Be Illegal?

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I'm glad you said presumed. People assume everyone that gets lung cancer got it from smoking or second hand smoke and that is definitely not true.

What do you think they are going to try and outlaw next? Fast food? Alcohol? Soft drinks? Sugary foods?

Yeah, I hear you.

I like to smoke when I "drink", and I would defend my desire to do so.

But, I am an adult, and I do understand the health risks, so I do it with free will.

Yet, as a smoker myself, I am not brain-dead as to the serious dangers of it.

Having high blood pressure, smoking can certainly lead to stroke.

Sure, some people have smoked all their life and never got lung cancer or such.

Then, there are those whom have never smoked, or even been around it, and have gotten lung cancer(not many, but that is still in the medical literature)

I don't know anything. Just don't take away my beer.

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The medicinal properties of marijuana are well documented now. I think I know whats coming next.... :whistle:

Peyote.

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I'm glad you said presumed. People assume everyone that gets lung cancer got it from smoking or second hand smoke and that is definitely not true.

What do you think they are going to try and outlaw next? Fast food? Alcohol? Soft drinks? Sugary foods?

Oh and heave forbid SALT.... You know it causes high blood pressure... What they don't tell you is that you do need some of everything, yes, imo smoke too, not saying cigarettes but we need a little exposure to everything to build up a tolerance to it. You take a child that's never been exposed to any allergens and you end up with an adult with severe allergies. I played in the dirt, drank water out of a hose and was around cigarette smoke all of my life, everyone smoked at my childhood home and heavily. I'm still here and I've never had cancer. I don't have any real health issues and I'm old. I do attribute it to exposure as a child and doing all the things that today's parents live in fear of. The reality is that some people get cancer from things, all sorts of things but you have to have a predisposition for it first. The key is moderation in all things and that can only be governed by you. Of course this is my opinion and I'm sure someone will pull up a bunch of facts to repute it.

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Peyote is still used in religious ceremonies by native Americans and has been deemed legal for them to do so.

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The medicinal properties of marijuana are well documented now. I think I know whats coming next.... :whistle:

Medicinal properties? I'm all for legalising cannabis, but this is nothing more than misinformation. Smoking or otherwise ingesting THC has literally no known health benefits, other than pain relief; it is only when chemically broken down and utilised in some fields of science that there have been noted benefits in areas such as cancer research. To try to promote the plant in this way is disingenuous.

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Peyote is still used in religious ceremonies by native Americans and has been deemed legal for them to do so.

Still regulated though, eh?

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It would seem peyote is still regulated. And since its use is for Native American religious ceremonies unless your participating in one one might argue your abusing the drug. Few people go out pick and find there own peyote and make the teas from it. So Ill leave it at that.

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To get into a discussion of that would be to hijack this thread, so if you want to please start one. Let me just say that it don't work that way and that effecting change is just as hard here as anywhere.

Best i not start a thread on that frank,I only broach the subjects of politics and religion when i care not if i create new enemies hahaha

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Medicinal properties? I'm all for legalising cannabis, but this is nothing more than misinformation. Smoking or otherwise ingesting THC has literally no known health benefits, other than pain relief; it is only when chemically broken down and utilised in some fields of science that there have been noted benefits in areas such as cancer research. To try to promote the plant in this way is disingenuous.

I agree broken down its even more medicinal. But just smoking or vaporizing it gives you the same health benefits (cancer and loss of appetite being one) but in a less concentrated form. Im sorry Big Pharm cant have Marijuana.

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I agree broken down its even more medicinal. But just smoking or vaporizing it gives you the same health benefits (cancer and loss of appetite being one) but in a less concentrated form. Im sorry Big Pharm cant have Marijuana.

As far as I'm aware, smoking or vaporising it in no way has any effect on cancer. This is a myth. It can cause a loss of appetite but then this is not always a good thing.

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It can cause a loss of appetite but then this is not always a good thing.

It causes an increase in appetite that is why it prescribed by the Medical Marijuana Programs as it decreases the side effects of chemotherapy. If your talking about a cure for cancer Id have to say no it doesnt do that. In general Marijuana only helps with side effects of ailments and does not cure them. I live in a Medical State btw.

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Banning substances only create a black market, unregulated, not taxed, and costs taxpayers millions to throw the illegal distributors/producers in prison. It puts money in the hands of criminals and organized crime, and it does little to stop people from using said substances. This has been proven over and over and over again when will people learn? Self control and independent responsibility, education and treatment are FAR better at curbing these problems. A year in prison for possessing 1mg of nicotine? Tobacco grows wild all over the country! This is ignorance pure and simple. Oh government protect me from myself! Be responsible, teach your children, never rely on government, and most importantly of all, remember how well the ban on alcohol worked? Look how awesome the ban on Marijuana is working! Oh government you are amazing and protect all of us so well! :passifier:

Wake up people. Be responsible for your own health and well being.

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Boy I sure am happy that our politicians know what's good for us. I mean as adults, and able to (in theory) control the destiny of the entire country (by voting), goings to war (by Draft if necessary) and a mirriad of adult only rights, responsibilities and certain punishments can do or deal with these things I am relieved they will look out for me if I smoke, drink, and eat too much bacon.

It is about control under the guise of looking out for you because obviously we, as non-politicians are too stupid to decide where we spend what is left, after taxes, our paychecks.

When are they going to outlaw birth? After all, it is the 100 percent cause of all deaths.

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I am a smoker. I have often wished they would make it illegal. Then i would have no chiice but to quit. i have tried to quit so so many times. I do not think my willpower is strong enough to overcome the withdraw stages. It sucks! I wish they were illegal and harder to get my hands on. I hate it that they are not.

My mom quit 3 times in her life - once for 7 years. But eventually she developed lung cancer and died at 65. My sister tried to quit for years after mom's death and, after 5 attempts, she finally did it!! She has been smoke free for 7 years now. Keep trying - nothing to lose if you at least keep trying. Best wishes.
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Dont worry after the smokers are gone itll be illegal to be fat. Theyll start by taxing fatty foods then your health insurance premiums will rise....Call me a liar after all the smokers are dead not before please.

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Best i not start a thread on that frank,I only broach the subjects of politics and religion when i care not if i create new enemies hahaha

I don't think we would become enemies; in fact we might find we generally agree. When I say I'm a socialist it basically means I think there are a lot of things government should do, but not everything -- in fact, probably not most things.

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I don't mean to scare anyone but yesterday I came across this video of a lung cancer patient. It's not for the faint of heart. She has to wear a wig, false teeth and a scarf to cover the hole in her throat.

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More info on her case (She is only 51 years old):

http://www.cdc.gov/t...ies/terrie.html

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Im a current smoker and ive come to realise that its one of my biggest mistakes of my life.its so integrated into my life that time just doesnt seem to pass without a smoke here and there, from the outside I look like a fit, healthy young man but inside I feel so unhealthy and unenergetic.

if you look at my age i have the rest of my life too look forward too I hope I can quit soon.

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I think it would just create a black market for them, like it did with alcohol.

Well thats what the police are for - Catching law breakers.

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Well thats what the police are for - Catching law breakers.

Yes that is what the police are for, but they have much better things to do than run around jailing otherwise law abiding good citizens for possessing a pack of cigarettes. Think of how much that would cost all of us taxpayers! I would never support such a law. Banning things does not work. It has been shown to not work over and over again.

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I don't think that cigarettes should be made illegal.

However I do think you should increase the age limit to 21.

I'll admit that smoking at a particularly tender age can lead kids to experiment more with illegal substances.

All it takes is an innocent toke of Ganga and your hooked until you get to rehab.

Whether this leads to heroin is open to interpretion.

Though I think heroin is mutually exclusive to the lower classes.

Cocaine though traverses all social strata.

It dosn't matter if your top of the pile or hanging by a rope.

What I'm trying to say is that cigarettes with the wrong type of peer pressure can turn you to illegal drugs.

As for the more mature cigarette smokers already about they should have total carte blanche.

Them and me are not doing anything naughty.

So on that note I'm having a smoke break and nobody can stop me...

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A proposed bill in Oregon

Thanks for naming and shaming my State. :tu:

Its an idiocy Law and since its projected Marijuana will be fully legalized here within the year or two we will just be changing one consumable for another.

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They can take away our lives but they can't take away our freedom...

You need to quote a bit of Braveheart now and again to highlight the injustice.

Us smokers feel like we are getting treated like second class citizens.

We should march on the House Of Commons with placards bearing this image.

I reiterate that cigarette smoking shouldn't be made illegal.

I'm not standing for us skulking behind bike sheds like common criminals.

I sincerely hope the situation stays like it is.

But I'm still sticking with increasing the age limit to 21 despite this propaganda.

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