6.28.2006

What About Kissing Girls That Smoke?

The Surgeon General issued a report on second hand smoke yesterday that was over the top. Yeah, being locked in a room of smoke for a week might cause a problem, but the extremes to which the report went were silly: "There is no safe level of secondhand smoke, and even brief exposure can cause harm," the report concluded. He made it sound as if walking by someone who is smoking may make you fall dead of cancer within the next 10 steps. Somebody's got an agenda to ban smoking from every building, public or private, in the nation. Heaven forbid for the market place to decide where smoking is allowed.

27 comments:

Reagan RIP said...

Now if they would just come out and tell us how dangerous second hand alcohol abuse is, we would be getting somewhere. How many people are killed by someone behind the wheel after smoking a cigarette? How many are killed by someone that has no business on the road after drinking a six pack? They want a total ban on cigarettes but not one word about all the problems that are created by alcohol abuse. I guess taking away Teddy "Toadhead" Kennedy's drug of choice is never going to happen.

Anonymous said...

Smoking Kills, till you've watched someone slowly die due to not breathing...sad.

Reagan RIP said...

So does someone that shouldn't be behind the wheel. A smoker only kills himself, a drunk doesn't discriminate and kills others.

Anonymous said...

Guns kill also, should we ban all guns? Teenage drivers kill, do we not let teenagers drive? Where do we stop?

Reagan RIP said...

People kill. Guns don't. Yes we do not let teenagers drive.

Anonymous said...

That chick would probably kill me!!!

Anonymous said...

Again on this board with this foolish notion that things a person does only impact that person. A smoker in a house affects the others in the house. I don't stand five feet outside of Starbucks and fart on everyone who comes in or leaves, but a smoker has no problem creating a nice little cloud for everyone to breath. If you're going to pay in cash for medical treatment of your smoking-related disease, fine. If not, it impacts other people. And how many of the thousands (millions?) of the butts thrown out vehicles start fires?

Anonymous said...

It's my body, it's my choice what I put in it. And that's what eats at all you conservatives.

Anonymous said...

Her breath smells like poo-poo.

Anonymous said...

Yes alchol kills that's not the issue...Smoking is the leading cause of death, look at who smokes! they have no class look at the poorer states and the class of people. Girls who smoke look like a Bar Whore, Smokers will defend it to the end when they use one for the nail in thier coffin. So come back w/ the it's my body and the same old bullshit but it's the tax payers who pay for your sorry ass black lungs and the families that have to bury you, accept it it stinks, it kills and i hope they outlaw it or maybe one day people will get enough class to stop.

Anonymous said...

Do the rest of you recognize how shallow ole reagan rip is? His/her posts are consistently illogical and poorly stated. I'm sorry reagan doesn't realize what a dope he/she appears.

Anonymous said...

Banning smoking in various public places always generates an immediate cry from the smokers. They say they'll quit buying, frequenting and supporting whatever. Then a few weeks later they're back along with even more non-smokers. Several states and countries have very restrictive smoking rules and they are thriving.

Smoking increases the chances for several ills. Second-hand smoke also hurts. All the studies show this. Why do people continue to abuse themselves and others with cigarettes? (I also think smoking in a car or at home around children should be cited as child abuse).

Reagan RIP said...

Easy there Anon 3:28. I thought there wasn't any room for name calling on here. You consistently show your transparency and hypocricy. But that's what I like about liberals.

Anonymous said...

Smokers look funny when they make smoke go from their mouth back to their nose.

Anonymous said...

reagan, No name calling done here. I accept being called a "liberal" and you have well earned the label "dope."

Reagan RIP said...

The liberal mantra, "Do as I say, not as I do."

Anonymous said...

Women that smoke are more likely to be sexually aggressive. That's why we shouldn't ban smoking.

bigcatdaddy said...

All this arguing makes me want a cigarrette...I think I'll have one....with a beer.

Anonymous said...

I think that Medicare and insurance should stop paying for medical treatments for things people do to themeselves....emphysyma, cirrhosis of the liver, problems related to obesity....it would save a lot of money.

mzchief said...

AHEM!...
According to JAMA/The Journal of the American Medical Association, the leading causes of death in 2004 were tobacco (440 000 deaths; 18.1% of total US deaths), poor diet and physical inactivity (410 000 deaths; 16.6%), and alcohol consumption (85 000 deaths; 3.5%). Other actual causes of death were microbial agents (75 000), toxic agents (55 000), motor vehicle crashes (43 000), incidents involving firearms (29 000), sexual behaviors (20 000), and illicit use of drugs (17 000).

Of the tobacco deaths lung cancer killed 175,362 people 35,107 were due to second hand smoke. Of the vehicle crash deaths 13,674 were alcohol related. Suicide was responsible for the death of 30,622 people in 2004.

All these statistics are for the deaths within the United States.

According to these stats it would be in the best interest of our “tax dollars” and the lives of all Americans to outlaw Blue Bell ice cream, Krispy Kream doughnuts, sugar, bacon and fast food before we concern ourselves with ridding the US of alcohol. I guess we should also organize an exercise task force to make certain the fatties are getting off their lardy arses and waddling to the gym. Perhaps we should abandon the “War on Drugs” and initiate the “War on Fat” if the government is truly interested in doing what is best for ALL Americans and America.

People can do things in the privacy of their own homes that impact people within their homes even “the children” but it is NOT the role of the government to dictate what people do in their homes even for the sake of “the children” who have the misfortune of having parents who from time to time exercise poor judgment. However, people should NOT be permitted to smoke in public places and negatively impact the lives of strangers who have a right to be in public without being exposed to tobacco smoke. Tobacco products are the only consumer items sold that kill 1 in 3 people who use them.

Incidentally, I was raised in a home where BOTH of my parents each smoked at least 2 packs of cigarettes everyday I lived in their home with acute asthma. Both of my parents passed prior to their 60th birthday due to illnesses complicated by their use of tobacco. One more thing I am NOT a Liberal. I am an OLD style CONSERVATIVE who believes the Republican Party was better when it was run by people who worshipped money rather than people who demand EVERYONE worship "The Bible" according to Republicans.

Anonymous said...

I miss BigCatDaddy

Anonymous said...

There is nothing worse than the smell of cigarette smoke. It downright stinks. I have family members who smoke and their clothes and houses reak of nicotine. I grew up in a house of smokers and breathed a lot of second hand smoke. Fortunately for me, I saw what a nasty habit it was and never tried it.

anonymouse said...

mzchief for president.

Anonymous said...

sorry if this offends anyone, but smoking is just plain nasty. So is obesity. Why are they so nasty? Because they show a lack of self control. We always have a choice about what we put into our bodies. Why do some not seem to care? Why do obese people cry about how hard it is when all they had to do was not have that huge bowl of ice cream after dinner, or maybe pick a nice salad instead of the greasy cheeseburger?

Anonymous said...

Wow 10:26...are you saying that you have self-control in everything you do? Have you ever held back when you had the urge to have sex, drink one more, yell at your kids...I could go on and on. We all have a lack of self-control in different areas of our lives. I agree that smoking in an enclosed public place, smoking in your home when there are others present, etc. etc...but to say that no one should do it because it's alack of self-control? Come on, that's just a little judgmental, don't ya think? Smoking is nasty, that's why you have a choice...don't be around them.

Anonymous said...

that was my point...they have a choice. We end up paying for it.

Anonymous said...

MZCHIEF--Please, please, please-keep it short and stop writting from other peoples writting's. Oh and get out of the house and enjoy yourself once in awhile. to much learning doth make you mad.