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Old 11-16-2012, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Scientists debate a license to smoke cigarettes - CBS News

Wow. Just wow.

Mark my words - the anti-smoking loons will seriously propose something like this.
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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We can't fix stupidity.
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:32 PM
 
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all the better to quit I suppose, somehow though I don't think anything will happen, on an upside though I'm helping my friend try to quit using E-Cigs
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:35 PM
 
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Chip

Chip

Chip

One by one our freedoms are being taken away....

And the sad thing is the sheeple don't care as long as the government feeds, houses and provides them with entertainment....
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:36 PM
 
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chip

chip

chip

one by one our freedoms are being taken away....

And the sad thing is the sheeple don't care as long as the government feeds, houses and provides them with entertainment....
^^^^this!!!!
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Did you read the article? It was an interesting look from both sides for and against the idea with the idea of helping people quit smoking. It is good to have science working on anything that is scientific, even smoking.

I think you might be finding too much outrage in this that doesn't look like it was meant for that.
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Chip

Chip

Chip

One by one our freedoms are being taken away....

And the sad thing is the sheeple don't care as long as the government feeds, houses and provides them with entertainment....
It is an article about an Australian scientist and a professor from Scotland, this is not something that is actually being discussed in this country other than this article being posted here.
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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Did you read the article? It was an interesting look from both sides for and against the idea with the idea of helping people quit smoking. It is good to have science working on anything that is scientific, even smoking.

I think you might be finding too much outrage in this that doesn't look like it was meant for that.
Except this has nothing to do with science. This is about control. So do not fool yourself.
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:42 PM
 
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I HATE smoking and being exposed to it, but a license would be a horrible idea. It is the whole slippery slope argument, am I going to eventually need a licence to buy a beer, or go skiing because I or someone else could get hurt?
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Did you read the article? It was an interesting look from both sides for and against the idea with the idea of helping people quit smoking. It is good to have science working on anything that is scientific, even smoking.

I think you might be finding too much outrage in this that doesn't look like it was meant for that.
Yes, I read the article.

Science tells us that smoking is bad for you. Everyone, with the exception of a few people who are truly delusional, already knows that smoking has many potential consequences for your health. Now that that's been established decisively, science should be working on cures/treatment for cancers caused by smoking and other things, COPD, etc.

We don't need science to tell us that restricting the number of cigarettes someone can have or restricting who can smoke will reduce smoking.

This is about freedom. Weighing 300 pounds is probably worse for you than smoking. Should we have licenses to buy sodas, fast food, sweets, snack items like chips, etc.?
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