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Originally posted by LordBaskettIV
reply to post by MysterE
I would like to ask you, do you know just how much of those health risks are contributed to by smog and pollution?
Active smoking is responsible for close to 90 percent of lung cancer cases;
radon causes 10 percent, occupational exposures to carcinogens account for approximately 9 to 15 percent and outdoor
air pollution 1 to 2 percent
Originally posted by ravenshadow13
I think that makes sense. Smoking is a careless risk towards your health. They limit drinking and driving because it causes injuries, underage drinking because of health problems, they tax soda in some places, and they make other things that are bad for your health like some drugs illegal.
But that's just me. I don't like smoke. I don't know why it's legal to smoke. It shouldn't be, along with tanning, and swimming in pools of radiation. Things that cause cancer in large amounts just shouldn't exist.
Originally posted by hadriana
I bet...if you looked at what she cost the govt, it was many, many more times that of my mom.
Originally posted by MysterE
reply to post by Ace High
You have every right to be angry Ace High, Basically what i'm trying to spell out here is that the govt. is taking away our freedom to promote an agenda.
Originally posted by passenger
Originally posted by EnlightenUp
Like self-righteous, authoritarians who can't see past the ends of their own noses? When is it your turn? Get in line with an attitude like that. People wanting their chance to lay down decrees for everyone else are the real cancer.
What do you like? I'll lead a campaign to ban it just because.
I think that a large problem is date rape. I think all women should be required to wear burkas and have a male relative escort them at all times.
Another problem is religion - we all heard about those wackos that attack abortion clinics - ban them!
An what about the number one killer of all: obesity? Obviously, if we were only allowed to eat moderate amounts of tofu and broccoli then we wouldn't have this problem!
The list goes on and on...
To paraphrase Hans Gruber: "Sooner or later, I will get to something you do care about"
If we continue to ban everything that is unhealthy, unsafe or has a potential for abuse then we will all end up in climate controlled, rubber rooms with nutrition dispensers and treadmills. That doesn't sound like being a free human being to me - it sounds like being a hamster.
Smokers are "sheeple",
I would like to ask you, do you know just how much of those health risks are contributed to by smog and pollution? Smoking rates have fallen massively yet cancer and lung problems continue to rise...
There is probably plenty of people out there that have not smoked anything in their lives walking around with cancer because of second hand and they just dont know it yet.