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Researchers Debate a License to Smoke Cigarettes
LiveScience ^ | November 13 2012 | Stephanie Pappas

Posted on 11/14/2012 6:14:38 PM PST by EveningStar

They do it for coal-burning power plants. So how about something for what many consider to be a walking smokestack — the cigarette smoker?

Yes, a license to smoke. Simon Chapman, a professor of public health at the University of Sydney in Australia, offers this radical proposal to help reduce the damaging health effects of tobacco, both for the user and the recipient of second-hand smoke.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: license; napl; pufflist; smoking

1 posted on 11/14/2012 6:14:41 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: Eric Blair 2084

Ping.


2 posted on 11/14/2012 6:20:13 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: EveningStar

They have a license. It’s called being 18 years old, in most jurisdictions.


3 posted on 11/14/2012 6:20:13 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

ping


4 posted on 11/14/2012 6:21:17 PM PST by EveningStar
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Can one deduct the license fee?


5 posted on 11/14/2012 6:21:45 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Jonty30

This prof’s idea goes farther than that.


6 posted on 11/14/2012 6:23:11 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Sure!..it must be in the commerce clause...but on a bigger scale...cant we just tax all the damned amendments to the Constitution?


7 posted on 11/14/2012 6:27:16 PM PST by M-cubed
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To: EveningStar

The Third Reich rises from the ashes of “Election” 2012!


8 posted on 11/14/2012 6:27:27 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (The South's Gonna Do It Again.)
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To: EveningStar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYgLAPhbyKg


9 posted on 11/14/2012 6:30:06 PM PST by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Romney & Ryan.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: EveningStar

Next they will put a carbon tax on it.


10 posted on 11/14/2012 6:30:16 PM PST by Revel
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To: EveningStar
I merely scanned the article; however, one suspects that your alleged president is still a tobacco addict (no evidence, just a suspicion) it might be interesting to see if there are exemptions for political fungi.

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11 posted on 11/14/2012 6:30:33 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

This is in Australia, but I am sure our fascists will love it.


12 posted on 11/14/2012 6:31:07 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: EveningStar

Oh I know. It’s all about control.


13 posted on 11/14/2012 6:34:28 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: EveningStar

Charcoal grills?

Fireplaces?

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14 posted on 11/14/2012 6:35:41 PM PST by Mears
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To: EveningStar

If you think this is a good idea, I have a much, greater idea.. A license to screw, and and an advance degree to to procreate! Yeah!..

Now, which idea has a greater positive impact on our culture, and humanity in general..???


15 posted on 11/14/2012 6:38:34 PM PST by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: EveningStar
Yes, a license to smoke.

Sure. Then we can have a french fry consumption license, a 16oz soft drink license, a fatty food license, candy bar license...

16 posted on 11/14/2012 6:49:22 PM PST by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: EveningStar

This will just cause lots of non-smokers to get a license to sell what they buy on the black market.


17 posted on 11/14/2012 6:50:35 PM PST by Teflonic
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To: EveningStar

We exhale the most insidious of all pollutants: CO2.
We must all get licenses and be regulated for the amount of pollutant we are allowed to exhale. Those identity groups that invented other pollution producers such as dairy cows must have shorter licenses to exhale than the noble savage of Rousseau who invented no pollutants. :)


18 posted on 11/14/2012 7:10:19 PM PST by spintreebob
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To: EveningStar; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."

--C. S. Lewis


19 posted on 11/14/2012 7:15:41 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: EveningStar

For a long time I`ve been trying to understand how liberals can be AGAINST smoking evil tobacco anywhere while being FOR the legalization of pot. Wouldn`t smoking a joint be prohibited under the same anti-smoking laws? Would marijuana be ok but tobacco not? One smoke bad for your health even second hand but the other not? Someone help me make sense of this.


20 posted on 11/14/2012 7:31:03 PM PST by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: EveningStar

Are you sure this isn’t already in the healthcare bill? Has anyone actually read the entire thing?


21 posted on 11/14/2012 7:40:13 PM PST by Rides_A_Red_Horse (If there is a war on women, the Kennedys are the Spec Ops troops.)
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To: carlo3b
"...A license to screw, and and an advance degree to to procreate!..."

Well, I'm qualified to teach the course, if that helps .................................................................................... FRegards

22 posted on 11/14/2012 8:23:33 PM PST by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms ... FRegards)
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To: ClearBlueSky
Someone help me make sense of this.

You can't.

There is no logic when it comes to liberals.

The term *liberal logic* would be the epitome of an oxymoron.

23 posted on 11/14/2012 8:25:11 PM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: ClearBlueSky

Liberals hate corporations

Notice, Liberals aren’t for legalization of pot instead they are for decriminalization. There is a significant difference.

If pot were legal, companies like Philip Morris etc can make their own pot brands and make billions, however if pot was just decriminalized, Liberals believe companies wouldn’t get involved and it would stay just small time growers.


24 posted on 11/14/2012 8:27:38 PM PST by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: ClearBlueSky

Liberals hate corporations

Notice, Liberals aren’t for legalization of pot instead they are for decriminalization. There is a significant difference.

If pot were legal, companies like Philip Morris etc can make their own pot brands and make billions, however if pot was just decriminalized, Liberals believe companies wouldn’t get involved and it would stay just small time growers.


25 posted on 11/14/2012 8:27:56 PM PST by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: gonzo

Ha! I’m sure you have the references to back that up.. LOL


26 posted on 11/14/2012 8:48:02 PM PST by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: EveningStar

Why is it, when you hear something this astonishingly stupid, you can always say with a high degree of confidence “Some college professor thought it up.”

It’s a more sure thing than knowing a politician will lie at the drop of a hat or a reporter will never get it right when talking about firearms.


27 posted on 11/14/2012 8:54:13 PM PST by Dr.Zoidberg (John Winthrop's "City upon a Hill" just became a midden heap. Infested with rats and other vermin.)
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To: qam1

So all the potheads who dream of ‘decriminalization’ of weed will be rudely surprised by the fact that they join tobacco smokers in possessing a legal product they cannot enjoy at home or in public? They can carry it, but not light it up. Guess there’s always brownies, but wanna bet that smoking marijuana won’t be the pollutant( politically) that tobacco is?


28 posted on 11/15/2012 11:50:05 AM PST by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: Army Air Corps

If they really believe its so horrible, and kills the user and everyone around them, gubmints around the world should just ban the product already.

This nonsense passed the silly stage years ago.


29 posted on 11/15/2012 8:05:06 PM PST by Eric Blair 2084 (I don't always drink beer, but when I do, I prefer to drink a bunch of them. Stay thirsty my FRiends)
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