@xscribeGovernment has a place, and as long as they don't overstep
their bounds they serve a purpose. More than 440000 deaths in the United States
each year are attributable to smoking. If those were gun related deaths
wouldn't you want government to step in?
yeah why wait til 2020 ? do it now make it illegal to smoke in the country it
wouldnt bother me none have you walked by someone that smokes ? you can smell
them before they get next to you. and they are the number one reason why medical
care is so expensive and insurance rates are so high its the smokers fault ban
tobacco from the country and make it illegal to smoke and do us all a favor
@Rifleman: Government's good when it fits your beliefs, right?
Re: xscribe | 12:18 p.m. April 21, 2011 U S Food and Drug
Administration regulates drugs so why shouldn't they be regulating the very
addictive drug nicotine?From what I've been told it is very
difficult for people addicted to tobacco to give it up. Some of them would, and
do, die before giving up their cigarettes.
Dear Williary, The revenue from tobacco taxes do not even begin to
cover the cost to society for which tobacco is responsible. If these tax
revenues were to altogether disappear along with tobacco use, positive
consequences would more than make up for the loss of tax revenues. Tobacco use
is responsible for great cost to society; such as lost days of work and the cost
of paying for sick leave, tobacco related medical expenses, lost productivity
and wasted time; the cleaning and replacement of home and building interior
finishes due to smoke damage and offensive odors, reduced property and vehicle
values with these same causes, etc. The list goes on and on. And these don't
even include the human misery tobacco causes to innocent little children and to
those who suffer from COPD for their final years.
I get splitting headaches when I am around cigarette smoke and they are even
worse when I am around Cigar Smoke. Put them all in an idividual 4 X 4 by 8
foot cubicle to smoke and make them wash their clothes and hair when they come
Smoking should not be allowed in any public place, any apartment complex, or
anywhere else that non-smokers congregate. Smoking isn't like drinking a drink,
it affects everybody in the immediate area of the smoker. Smoking should only be
allowed in certain areas designated as smoking areas and nowhere else. Many
smokers are so inconsiderate and think their rights to smoke are above the
rights of those around them who it affects.
ban it in cars too, unless you roll up your windows!
Unfortunately, no matter how bad smoking is determined to be for everyone, the
tobacco tax is too valuable for state governments revenue figures to ever be
seriously done away with. Anytime there's need for a tax hike, cigarettes are
first on that list. Can't imagine that being given up.
I'm very allegic to cigarette smoke. I lose my voice and end up with broncitis.
I can't even be in rooms that have had smoking in them in the past as even that
irritates my lungs. I'm thrilled that this movement is going forward.
I'd like every single anti-government -there's even a poster with that name -
poster to step up and say that this should not be!
I'm happy to hear this. I hear many smokers argue that it's taking away their
rights and it's an example of "Big Government" telling them what to
do. But the thing about it is, for them to "fully have their rights"
means mine get stepped on, and the same with most of the population. I should
have the right to breathe air that isn't going to poison me. As for the other,
I'd much rather that each smoker quits on their own, but till that happens, this
issue is a reason why we need "Big Government" at times to protect the
rest of us from the stupidity of others.
What would be helpful for the consumers and the tobacco companies to do is to do
reasearch into all the positive uses there could be for their products. At one
time There was the use of tobacco used to apply to injured horses to help them
heal. Tobacco plants pulls a lot of nutreints out of the soil, so there could
be some good uses from this plant besides causing cancer.
Why wait till 2020?