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Doctors' Trade Union: 'Ban Smoking For Everyone Born after Year 2000'
Breitbart London ^ | March 25, 2014 | Breitbart London

Posted on 03/25/2014 6:05:47 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The British Medical Association (BMA), the trade union representing all National Health Service (NHS) doctors, has said that the sale of cigarettes should be banned "to anyone born after the year 2000".

In a new policy position of the organisation which claims to lobby Parliament in its members' interest, the BMA has stated that "humanity has never developed anything more deadly than the cigarette".

Dr Crocker-Buqué, a "London research assistant in academic public health" reportedly told last week's BMA annual public health medicine conference that eight in 10 smokers started in their teenage years and that someone who started smoking at 15 was more than three times more likely to die from smoking-related cancer than someone who started in their 20s.

But the BMA's proposals have come under fire from campaigners who argue that smoking should be a choice. The Freedom Organisation for the Right to Enjoy Smoking (FOREST) has said that the people get "a great dea of enjoyment" from smoking, and that it is "indisputable" that many smokers live "long and healthy lifestyles".

But the BMA's blunt ban was accompanied by further lobbying efforts at local level. The conference called on the BMA to mount a campaign for all local authority pension funds not to include investments relating to tobacco companies, which effectively amounts to a boycott and divestment campaign against British businesses.

Simon Clark of FOREST told Breitbart London: "The health risks of smoking are widely recognised. Likewise drinking too much or eating fatty foods and dairy products, but a lot of people get a great deal of enjoyment from smoking, eating and drinking and life would be boring if it was entirely risk free.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bma; conference; forest; london; nannystate; nhs; smoking; smokingban

1 posted on 03/25/2014 6:05:47 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: SheLion; Eric Blair 2084; -YYZ-; 31R1O; 383rr; AFreeBird; AGreatPer; Alamo-Girl; Alia; altura; ...

Across-The-Pond Nanny State PING!


2 posted on 03/25/2014 6:06:23 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The PASSING LANE is for PASSING, not DAWDLING)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Time for a counter attack.


3 posted on 03/25/2014 6:10:02 PM PDT by Post5203 (For the first time in my life, I despise this country.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Organized Crime says, “What a fine idea!”


4 posted on 03/25/2014 6:10:42 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

As if anyone needed further proof that some of the most moronic of individuals are too often lettered.


5 posted on 03/25/2014 6:11:03 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
'Ban Smoking For Everyone Born after Year 2000'

They already are...You have to be 16 to buy Cigarettes.

6 posted on 03/25/2014 6:13:40 PM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I would rather do something like this here than have these dumb cigarette taxes. It would depribe someone of being able to smoke, but only people too young to have smoked anyway. People who currently do can still do so the rest of their lives.


7 posted on 03/25/2014 6:14:57 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: tomkat

The stupidest people I have ever met have college degrees...it seems often the more letters behind the name, the more stupid.


8 posted on 03/25/2014 6:15:42 PM PDT by rottndog ('Live Free Or Die' Ain't just words on a bumber sticker...or a tagline.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

These people should be publicly stripped of their medical credentials for the rest of their stupid lives.


9 posted on 03/25/2014 6:16:02 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

ROTFL. What a bunch of buffoons. What is going to be their cutoff date for people to have straight sex?


10 posted on 03/25/2014 6:18:09 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Trust no one.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

What we need is a vice that kills people, without incurring any medical costs.


11 posted on 03/25/2014 6:18:36 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

” Likewise drinking too much or eating fatty foods and dairy products, but a lot of people get a great deal of enjoyment from smoking, eating and drinking and life would be boring if it was entirely risk free.”

I fear now that thats been said that the Health Nazis in Britain..and perhaps here in the U.S.A will initiate complaints against and formulate regulations banning the sale of Cigarettes, Food and perhaps even Water to those born after what was it the year 2000?

We can’t be TOO careful.


12 posted on 03/25/2014 6:18:49 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Since there is an increasing trend toward “e-cig” aka vaporizing devices to deliver the addictive drug nicotine, I wonder if they are referring to what is traditionally called “smoking” or all forms of nicotine delivery?


13 posted on 03/25/2014 6:19:45 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Nanny state crazies.


14 posted on 03/25/2014 6:20:27 PM PDT by arderkrag (An Unreconstructed Georgian, STANDING WITH RAND.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Ever watch the California State anti-smoking spots on TV? 90% of the people shown are suffering from some disease related to diabetes but somehow smoking or even second hand smoking is blamed for their maladies.


15 posted on 03/25/2014 6:21:06 PM PDT by heights
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

This is what I hate about statists. They hide behind their true intentions, then take incremental steps when exposed and then lie about it. Why can’t they just come out and say that their objective is total control over other people’s lives? I’d have more respect for them then.


16 posted on 03/25/2014 6:22:07 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: bigbob

deep down they would like to ban any action that is not a direct service to the state.

with themselves and the rest of the elite exempt of course


17 posted on 03/25/2014 6:25:40 PM PDT by varyouga
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thanks for the ping!


18 posted on 03/25/2014 6:28:50 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: moose07

“They already are...You have to be 16 to buy Cigarettes.”

Many towns in MA making 21 the minimum age to buy cigs-—it is 18 in the other towns.

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19 posted on 03/25/2014 6:34:25 PM PDT by Mears (7 syllables is too tough for)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Stop calling doctors who practice politics instead of medicine doctors. They’re nothing more than medical technicians who work for the state.


20 posted on 03/25/2014 6:36:25 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

This coming from the country that gave us Rumpole of the Bailey. He was most miserable when deprived of rich food, spirits, or tobacco.


21 posted on 03/25/2014 6:44:12 PM PDT by paint_your_wagon
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To: paint_your_wagon

Those who wish to control the populace experimented with smokers.

It took awhile because we were basically free. Nothing will stop them now..

You like that candy? like those fries? A little overweight? A little stressed? They are coming for you next. And it won’t take as long this time.


22 posted on 03/25/2014 6:51:16 PM PDT by KittenClaws ( Normalcy Bias. Do you have it?)
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To: Post5203

Ban golfing for government employees while they are on the job...


23 posted on 03/25/2014 7:09:57 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
"If we command, they will obey."

"After all, it is we who are commanding."

24 posted on 03/25/2014 7:15:33 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it.")
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Banning smoking . . . . except for pot. I imagine there could be government action banning 20 cigarette magazines. Who needs 20 cigarettes? Why not mandate a 5 cigarette magazine, like the way candy cigarettes were packaged?


25 posted on 03/25/2014 7:50:35 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The more prohibitions we have the more leos we need. And more swat teams. Great stuff


26 posted on 03/25/2014 7:54:56 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Why not, they are already working on banning breathing for anyone born before 1940.


27 posted on 03/25/2014 8:04:45 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

How many of these doctors say ban tobacco, but marijuana is OK?


28 posted on 03/25/2014 8:07:23 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Where are they going to find more doctors when all of the smoking teen Yobs pound them to a bloody pulp?


29 posted on 03/25/2014 8:19:14 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

But legalize marijuana?


30 posted on 03/25/2014 8:24:36 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: MeshugeMikey
I fear now that thats been said that the Health Nazis in Britain..and perhaps here in the U.S.A......,

We have our very own anti smoking nazi, right here at F.R.

31 posted on 03/25/2014 8:48:11 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (God is not the author of confusion. 1 Cor 13: 33)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
the BMA has stated that "humanity has never developed anything more deadly than the cigarette".

"When everyone is responsible, no one is responsible."

It wasn't humanity; it was Native Americans.

32 posted on 03/25/2014 9:45:38 PM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Ban smoking but legalize pot. What a country.


33 posted on 03/25/2014 9:56:15 PM PDT by McGruff (They say the first casualty of war is truth)
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To: heights
Ever watch the California State anti-smoking spots on TV? 90% of the people shown are suffering from some disease related to diabetes but somehow smoking or even second hand smoking is blamed for their maladies.

That was the intended strategy all along; since Meathead invented the scam in California.
Regardless of what traditional disease kills people, if one has ever smoked, statistically the officially recorded cause of death is "smoking." Even violent traffic deaths, murders, suicide, gang killings...

34 posted on 03/25/2014 10:04:56 PM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: jsanders2001

I like it.
Ban government employees has a nice ring too.


35 posted on 03/26/2014 3:48:10 AM PDT by Post5203 (For the first time in my life, I despise this country.)
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To: publius911

Exactly and I have told people that for years.

Gang does a driveby and kills a member of a rival gang? Did the rival gang member smoke? Yes? Ok chalk up another “Smoking related death”

Its almost comical now.


36 posted on 03/26/2014 1:49:40 PM PDT by eXe (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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