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Smoky bar triggered fatal asthma attack
Reutors ^ | updated 5:38 p.m. CT, Fri., Feb. 8, 2008

Posted on 02/10/2008 6:00:34 AM PST by justkillingtime

A woman in her late teens died from an acute asthma attack triggered by secondhand cigarette smoke shortly after arriving at her job as a waitress in a bar in Michigan, researchers reported on Friday.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: addiction; asthma; compassion; pufflist; smoking
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Have at it freepers!
1 posted on 02/10/2008 6:00:34 AM PST by justkillingtime
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To: justkillingtime

The smoke Gestapo will use this one incident to justify their actions.


2 posted on 02/10/2008 6:04:01 AM PST by Farmer Dean (168 grains of instant conflict resolution)
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To: justkillingtime

Oh come on! If her asthma was that bad why was she working out where she knew smoke was sure to be? Also, if her asthma was that bad and she cared about it she’d have been taking preventative medications plus have her emergency inhaler.


3 posted on 02/10/2008 6:04:45 AM PST by Freedom Dignity n Honor (There are permanent moral truths.)
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Smoky bar triggered fatal asthma attack

"Awwwwwwwww... dude! I always end up getting blamed for everything!"

4 posted on 02/10/2008 6:05:03 AM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("John McCain is to conservatism what Cindy Sheehan is to the Miss Universe Pageant.")
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To: justkillingtime

“He said a smoking ban could prevent future deaths.”
Without being to insensitive, how about carrying your inhaler, or maybe looking for another line of work? Go ahead and flame me.


5 posted on 02/10/2008 6:05:29 AM PST by duckman (I refuse to use a tag line...I mean it.)
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To: justkillingtime
Rosenman said the woman had asthma since age 2. Her asthma was poorly controlled. She had made four visits to her doctor in the year before her death for flare-ups, and had been treated in a hospital emergency department two to three times that year.
And yet she continued to work in a "smoky bar."
6 posted on 02/10/2008 6:05:46 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: justkillingtime

7 posted on 02/10/2008 6:07:15 AM PST by Condor51 (Vote McInsane or Ugga-Bugga? Decisions, decisions, decisions.)
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To: justkillingtime

Since the drinking age is 21, what is a 19-year-old (at most) doing working in a bar?


8 posted on 02/10/2008 6:07:55 AM PST by Tax-chick ("Political zombies need brains, but they hunger only for taxes." ~ NicknamedBob)
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To: justkillingtime
Obviously something needs banning.


You would think after all that hard work and money spent on earning her waitress degree that the university of higher education she attended will refund some of the fees to someone in need.


R.I.P.

9 posted on 02/10/2008 6:08:12 AM PST by G.Mason (And what is intelligence if not the craft of out-thinking our adversaries?)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Lol!


10 posted on 02/10/2008 6:10:33 AM PST by mefistofelerevised
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To: Freedom Dignity n Honor
First of all condolences to the family of the young lady

Secondly, I want to know exactly what proof is presented that "second-hand smoke" caused this death. Did they find actual "second-hand smoke" in the lungs or lung tissue? How does one make the definitive diagnosis that "second hand smoke" has caused a death.

Last, but not least, why was this young lady putting herself in an enviornment like that if she were that sensitive to "second hand smoke"? This could not have been the first time that she had encountered it.

Sorry--but I just don't buy it.

11 posted on 02/10/2008 6:10:52 AM PST by basil (Support the Second Amendment--buy another gun today!)
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To: Freedom Dignity n Honor
Well, to point out the flaw in your logic, that would mean that people are responsible for their own wellbeing and actions. Nothing scares politicians more than people who can think for and take care of themselves.
12 posted on 02/10/2008 6:10:58 AM PST by WV Mountain Mama (My only resolution this year is to make a bigger carbon foot print.)
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” Smoky bar triggered fatal asthma attack “

Remember that the anti-smokers pioneered a lot of the “blame-everyting-on” tactics that the GW herd uses to such great effect.....

Waiting for headline that reads “Mass Transit Bus Fumes Triggered Fatal Asthma Attack”

Waiting....

Waiting.....


13 posted on 02/10/2008 6:11:20 AM PST by Uncle Ike (We has met the enemy, and he is us........)
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I don't have asthma, and yet I can't spend much time inside a smoky bar. I have to get some fresh air. Personally, I wouldn't work in a smoky bar.

If I had severe asthma, I sure as heck wouldn't get a job in a smoky bar. The young lady decided poorly. And now politicians will try and ban smoking. *sigh*

14 posted on 02/10/2008 6:11:28 AM PST by Sender (Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.)
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To: justkillingtime
Image hosted by Photobucket.com and the PROOF smoke caused the attack is...???
15 posted on 02/10/2008 6:14:40 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: Uncle Ike

It’s Bush’s fault.


16 posted on 02/10/2008 6:14:59 AM PST by steve8714 (Loyalty has an expiration date and is not transferable.)
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To: justkillingtime
Although she had prescriptions for an assortment of drugs to prevent and treat asthma attacks, she was reported to only use them when she was having breathing difficulty. On the evening of her death, she had no inhaler with her. "

Anyone with a comparable history of asthma would not
a) conciously place themselves in an environment that may potentially trigger an asthma attack,
b) leave home without an albuterol inhaler in case of any emergency attack,
c) NOT use preventative medications, especially since they are so prevalent nowasdays

And, yes, I feel qualified to make these statements as I have a history of asthma/asthmatic bronchitis. I haven't had an attack for more than one year, but everyday I carry on emergency inhaler with me.
17 posted on 02/10/2008 6:15:25 AM PST by callisto (CONGRESS.SYS corrupted...Re-boot Washington DC (Y/N)?)
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To: Chode

Good question since the article states that this is the conclusion of some researcher. How about the medical examiner? What did he/she say?


18 posted on 02/10/2008 6:16:08 AM PST by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: Sender
"I don't have asthma, and yet I can't spend much time inside a smoky bar. I have to get some fresh air. Personally, I wouldn't work in a smoky bar ..."


Interesting.

Tell me, how do you do in "fresh" air filled with pollen?

Here, in Floriduh, the trees are pollinating to the degree my vehicle is yellow over the maroon paint job, and I washed it two days ago.

How does your genetics deal with pollen in the "fresh" air?

19 posted on 02/10/2008 6:18:47 AM PST by G.Mason (And what is intelligence if not the craft of out-thinking our adversaries?)
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To: Tax-chick

In Michigan, even though the drinking age is 21, one needs only be 18 to serve alcohol.


20 posted on 02/10/2008 6:19:51 AM PST by xvq2er
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