Skip to comments.Surgeon general urges new resolve to end smoking
Posted on 01/17/2014 7:10:52 AM PST by DJ MacWoW
It's no secret that smoking causes lung cancer. But what about diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, erectile dysfunction? Fifty years into the war on smoking, scientists still are adding diseases to the long list of cigarettes' harms - even as the government struggles to get more people to kick the habit.
A new report from the U.S. Surgeon General's office says the nation is at a crossroads, celebrating decades of progress against the chief preventable killer but not yet poised to finish the job.
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Second, isn't pot smoked? And it's now legal in some places. Yeah, they care about "health".
Third, government is having a cow because some people still exercise freedom. Bad! Nasty! /s
It's what they want anyway.
So if it’s so awful then ban it outright...but you won’t because the government relies on the taxes to fund all their liberal social programs...
What about second-hand pot smoke?
They want the US to be a socialist “paradise”.
Start with the little islamist.
Smokers urge new resolve to end Nanny General
“What about second-hand pot smoke?”
Just enjoy the fact you get the benefit with no cost to you. lol
Government is more dangerous than smoking could ever be.
A more duplicitous, nefarious group of government bureaucrats under this President has never existed.
Words, they use them indiscriminately, even to their own apparatus’ detriment. They want to eradicate smoking because that’s a touch point for their rabid NAZI control freaks. They ignore the tax implications, the tobacco settlements and all that - money, mucho mucho money in taxes.
They won’t even think about it until they start to wonder why tax revenues are down. Mental midgets in charge of the playground.
Their recovery from this stupidity (much like the ad hoc retrenchments in ObamaCare’s daily dispensations) will be to tax the ever lovin’ sh!t out of smoking cessation products.
Great job guys. Keep it up. Just keep it up - until we come for you.
And now the new evil, which has no second hand effects, no reputable study that indicates any elevated dangers, and painted as if the Joe Camel himself were handing them out to high schoolers.
Yet congresscritters excoriate E-Cigs, no tar, no carbon monoxide, no ash, no soot, no formaldehyde or other tobacco additives.
So if its so awful then ban it outright...but you wont because the government relies on the taxes to fund all their liberal social programs...
Even the e-cigs, which have electronics that produce a VAPOR, are going to be taxed as potential revenue source!
Its all about money and power, not about health.
“Nearly half a million people will die from smoking-related diseases this year. “
And nearly 2.5 million will die from non-smoking related diseases.
What is their point?
Government is always on a witch hunt.
I didn’t do the research, but I think more people die from abortion than cigarette caused sickness. I know more people die from heart disease than cancer, but heart disease is exacerbated by smoking.
With the government holding the purse strings to medical care, they will find a way, you can bet your entire gun collection on it, to outlaw whatever they please. Be it too much carbohydrates, or sugars, or refined flour, tobacco, alcohol, transfats, saturated fat, gluten, dairy...all for the better good. Or to punish an industry, or reward another.
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