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Old 08-15-2019, 10:20 AM
 
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I don't smoke cigarettes but enough is enough with being told how to live our lives, and government wagging it's finger at us.


https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/15/fda-...tte-packs.html


The law is on the books not allowing sales to minors. Full stop. How about enforcing that? Once you're 18, its your duty to inform yourself and make your own choices. These grotesque warning labels are a sickening overreach and bad precedent, that furthermore violate the first amendment.
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Old 08-15-2019, 10:25 AM
 
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Oh give me a break.
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Old 08-15-2019, 10:28 AM
 
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I hate smoking and usually back efforts to curb it, but I also find those labels over-the-top. The one on macular degeneration? *shudder*
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Old 08-15-2019, 10:31 AM
 
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Oh give me a break.

Its all fun and games until it affects you personally. I don't like cigarettes either, but we don't need grotesque warning labels on any dangerous product. This is the crap they get away with in Europe and other less-then free places.
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Old 08-15-2019, 10:32 AM
 
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next thing you know the companies will be forced to sell them labeled as 'cancer sticks.'
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Old 08-15-2019, 10:34 AM
 
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next thing you know the companies will be forced to sell them labeled as 'cancer sticks.'



lol
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Old 08-15-2019, 10:36 AM
 
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As long as I have to flip the bill on the healthcare for smokers, I want the biggest warning sign on it I can get.
Now if you don't use Medicare at 65+ when the big bucks are spent on COPD and lung cancer, then do what you want.


Doing "what you want" for 40 years in this case should lead you to a grave or on your private insurance, not in a hospital being cared for by tax payers.
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Old 08-15-2019, 10:36 AM
 
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next thing you know the companies will be forced to sell them labeled as 'cancer sticks.'
As someone who lost a grandparent to cancer from smoking, I am all for saving someone else’s grandparent via deterrence..
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Old 08-15-2019, 10:39 AM
 
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Its all fun and games until it affects you personally. I don't like cigarettes either, but we don't need grotesque warning labels on any dangerous product. This is the crap they get away with in Europe and other less-then free places.
History has shown they are helpful. Cry me a less-free river.
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Old 08-15-2019, 12:33 PM
 
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I don't smoke cigarettes but enough is enough with being told how to live our lives, and government wagging it's finger at us.


https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/15/fda-...tte-packs.html


The law is on the books not allowing sales to minors. Full stop. How about enforcing that? Once you're 18, its your duty to inform yourself and make your own choices. These grotesque warning labels are a sickening overreach and bad precedent, that furthermore violate the first amendment.
Meh - when I used to smoke, I visited Canada and bought a pack of smokes there. They had even worse pics than those on their packs. Didn't stop me, I still bought it and smoked all 20 cigarettes. This is, yet again, nothing but "feel good" nonsense that does nothing.
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