Skip to comments.Smoky bar triggered fatal asthma attack
Posted on 02/10/2008 6:00:34 AM PST by justkillingtime
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She managed her disease badly by not taking her meds as prescribed AND got a job at a bar...Darwin award IMO.
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.
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.
Sorry for the long article quote, but that’s the reason she died; not smoke, but uncontrolled asthma which could have been triggered by just about anything.
But never let the nanny state gestapo pass up a chance to use someone’s death to further their cause. I’m just surprised the smoke nazis got to her story before the free gubmint healthcare people did.
My asthma is pretty well controlled. Yet, I never go anywhere, even a short trip to the store, without my acute attack inhaler close by.
What type of inhaler are you talking about? My older son was asthmatic and we would occasionally lose albuterol inhalers (the emergency one). A pharmacy once told me that they couldn't fill the scrip because the insurance wouldn't pay for another.
I asked how much it cost out of pocket. It was $8.50.
advair for maintenance and albuterol for breathing difficulty.
When I filled them both together a month ago, the tab was $180.
In the US, 18 year olds are legally adults in all respects with the exception of drinking.
It seems too easy for the government to find paid shills to say whatever it wants. Where has scientific integrity gone, the same place as journalistic integrity? Not that there were never paid shills before, but it seems so rampant now.
Luckily for us, he never lost the advair because he took it every morning during his trigger times. The albuterol would get misplaced because he didn't use it very often.
The maintenance meds made a huge difference in treating his asthma! It's a shame this girl couldn't/didn't get compliant with her meds.
I'm not heartless, I think I'm suffering from compassion fatigue. Seriously, the media had pushed this button far too often. It's worn out.
IMHO that’s what happens when you let the liberal educators become part of the establishment. Heaven help our children!!
I so agree. The bible says if you raise your children in the ways of the Lord they will not depart from it. That doesn’t mean that you just give them book learnin’. You live the life so they see it in action as well. All that has been lost through public education which is determined to destroy that relationship.
Yes it does.
thankfully, smoking is not allowed. i wouldn't work there if it was. nothing worse than going home reeking of smoke.
"What most people really object to when they object to a free market is that it is so hard for them to shape it to their own will. The market gives people what the people want instead of what other people think they ought to want. At the bottom of many criticisms of the market economy is really lack of belief in freedom itself. The essence of political freedom is the absence of coercion of one man by his fellow men. The fundamental danger to political freedom is the concentration of power. The existence of a large measure of power in the hands of a relatively few individuals enables them to use it to coerce their fellow men. Preservation of freedom requires either the elimination of power where that is possible, or its dispersal where it cannot be eliminated. It essentially requires a system of checks and balances, like that explicitly incorporated in our Constitution..."
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This is nonsense.
Besides Richard Moorehead, name one other person who has been killed by Second Hand Smoke. He is the only documented case to date.
Atlanta, Ga. July 13, 2007 In a joint press conference on Friday, the World Health Organization and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that the premature death of a Montana man will be caused by exposure to Second Hand Smoke.
After extensive conversation with the SAMMEC computers and after long and grueling hours of torturing the data until it told us what we want to hear, we are finally prepared to definitively state that Richard Mooreheads death will be a direct result of his exposure to Second Hand Smoke. Said WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan We can find no other logical reason for Mr. Moorehead's soon to be tragic demise other than his exposure to SHS.
The soon to be deceased Mr. Moorehead, 54, an unemployed HIV positive, type 2 diabetic, MS, ALS and kidney dialysis patient who is addicted to crystal meth and heroin, was shocked and visibly angry when told of his diagnosis and cause of death. Reached at his home in an exclusive gated trailer park community in Missoula, MT, Mr. Moorehead blamed his impending death on the careless brutes with cigarettes down at Jims Roadhouse Bar on Highway 263. Ive never smoked tobacco in my life. But that darn Jims Bar was always filled with that there smoke.
Second Hand Smoke, also known as environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) is a mixture of the smoke given off by the burning end of a cigarette, pipe or cigar and the smoke exhaled from the lungs of a smoker. It causes an estimated 450,000 deaths per day, according to health authorities, Al Gore and Dionne Warwicks Psychic Friends Network. Its also been known to cause AIDS, herpes, hemorrhoids, athletes foot and jock itch.
good one, scumbag. turns out i’m a cop in grad school making some extra coin on the side. go back to licking your cheetos-stained fingers, tubs.
I agree that there is a lot more to this story.The very sudden onset makes no sense.
The autopsy says she died of asthma but there is no way they can prove what brought on the attack. It could have been the cleaning solvent used in the bar,maybe someone had a scent that caused a reaction,stress can be a problem.
My attacks,all those years ago,just sort of came out of nowhere. All the allergy tests and all the medications didn’t help solve the problem. They came when they came,and the disease just went away in my early twenties. Poof,gone !
They will never blame anything but the smoking for this girl’s death. Never.
Off topic-—— I was doing a crossword the other day. The clue was “Socially unacceptable”. I filled in “pariah” but the correct answer was “smoker”. Hmmmmm-—I’m a rebel in my dotage,and I love it.
You are missing the point of my post entirely. I do not support the anti-smoking Nazis who seek to regulate every sort of private taste. I do not support the people who try to make smoke and smokers out to be the chief evil of all time.
I am, however, sympathetic to a young girl who died of asthma. No matter what tragedy occurs, there are many people on this forum who have no compassion for the deceased.
It may be difficult for you to believe, but for people who are allergic or sensitive to it, tobacco smoke can indeed trigger a severe asthma attack. So can other inhalants (oil fumes, diesel, perfumes, animal dander, pollen, etc.) There’s nothing wrong with pointing out that smoke too can trigger attacks.