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Old 04-26-2011, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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NEW YORK, April 26 (UPI) -- A judge in Long Island, N.Y., has given a woman until June 10 to quit smoking or she'll have to return to jail to serve out a 15-month sentence for theft.

Diane McCloud, 48, was freed from jail in January by Nassau District Court Judge Francis Ricigliano after her doctor said she had less than six months to live if she didn't receive a new heart, the New York Post reported Tuesday.

Read more: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2011/...#ixzz1KeKTctUE
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Old 04-26-2011, 11:11 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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NEW YORK, April 26 (UPI) -- A judge in Long Island, N.Y., has given a woman until June 10 to quit smoking or she'll have to return to jail to serve out a 15-month sentence for theft.

Diane McCloud, 48, was freed from jail in January by Nassau District Court Judge Francis Ricigliano after her doctor said she had less than six months to live if she didn't receive a new heart, the New York Post reported Tuesday.

Read more: Judge: Stop smoking or return to jail - UPI.com
If I had only four months to live, I wouldn't stop smoking either! Why go through all the pain, anxiety, and depression that comes with trying to quit and then DIE?

What an assinine judgement.

Stopping smoking isn't going to get her a new heart.
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Old 04-26-2011, 11:13 AM
 
Location: South Dakota
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Just another day in Obamaland...
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Old 04-26-2011, 11:13 AM
 
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If I had only four months to live, I wouldn't stop smoking either! Why go through all the pain, anxiety, and depression that comes with trying to quit and then DIE?

What an assinine judgement.

Stopping smoking isn't going to get her a new heart.
I believe a condition of transplant is smoking cessation in order to heal properly. If she isn't going to stop smoking, she can't get a transplant, so she the condition of release is null.
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Old 04-26-2011, 11:49 AM
 
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I believe a condition of transplant is smoking cessation in order to heal properly. If she isn't going to stop smoking, she can't get a transplant, so she the condition of release is null.
Just let the skank die - good riddance. One less skank in the world makes for a better world.
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:48 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Just let the skank die - good riddance. One less skank in the world makes for a better world.
Sounds like the Republican Health Care Plan.
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:50 PM
 
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She should never have been released from jail unless she had been medically approved as a viable candidate for surgery.
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Old 04-26-2011, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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If I had only four months to live, I wouldn't stop smoking either! Why go through all the pain, anxiety, and depression that comes with trying to quit and then DIE?

What an assinine judgement.

Stopping smoking isn't going to get her a new heart.
great post, I stoped a few years ago, after 55 years of smoking, but if I were still smoking and someone said I woud die soon I would continue to enjoy my habit. What good is it going to do her now, she is dieing anyway?
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Old 04-26-2011, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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She should never have been released from jail unless she had been medically approved as a viable candidate for surgery.
good post, but I can't rep you, I have to spread it around I am told.,
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Old 04-26-2011, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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Nanny state.
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