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Police Detain a Man for "Suspicion of Smoking Tobacco"

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posted on Dec, 30 2013 @ 07:04 PM
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posted on Dec, 30 2013 @ 07:07 PM
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Misfit, I agree 100%... Some people are ignorant to the law. That's no excuse for the coppers to take advantage of them. IMO. It is no defense of of the law, So...



posted on Dec, 30 2013 @ 07:08 PM
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posted on Dec, 30 2013 @ 07:09 PM
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posted on Dec, 30 2013 @ 07:12 PM
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**** ON TOPIC ****



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posted on Dec, 30 2013 @ 07:14 PM
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999zxcv

HomerinNC
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Wait til they break down your door and arrest you for smoking in your own house, or yank you out of your car for lighting up in your car.
i read a story online 2 yrs back that the brits are not allowed to smoke in their own work vans even if alone crazy country that


I think we have the same law here in Canada. Not sure if it's every province, but I remember a story about a truck driver fighting that law. His truck isn't just a work truck, it was also his residence.

I don't remember if he won his case.

I think it's also law now that you're not allowed to smoke in the car if children are present.


Eventually more people just quit smoking. At $10 a pack it's expensive enough without all the fines...
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posted on Dec, 30 2013 @ 07:15 PM
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Damn, I missed that......

Jeez, these guys are quick!

Anyway, back on topic...........

Smoking over here is considered extremely distasteful. Being an ex smoker myself, I was initially persuaded to give up when the government clamped down everywhere over here.

Pubs, clubs, cafes etc etc all smoke free, even work place. Now you can only smoke at home etc.

People are really anti smoke here in Aus



posted on Dec, 30 2013 @ 07:16 PM
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I think a lot of jobs are putting these stipulations up because of the cost of smokers health insurance.
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Wasn't Obamacare being "promoted" so that this would not be the case, though?
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posted on Dec, 30 2013 @ 07:16 PM
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Alright. On topic.

The actions of the police border on insane. We give a passing nod to calling our society a "police-state", but this giving validity to the claim.



posted on Dec, 30 2013 @ 07:19 PM
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I believe, however I read a lot of articles, (I can find if need be.) Saying, smokers are gonna take the big hit. With premiums.



posted on Dec, 30 2013 @ 07:20 PM
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Currently $27 a packet here in Aus
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posted on Dec, 30 2013 @ 07:23 PM
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C21H30O2I
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I believe, however I read a lot of articles, (I can find if need be.) Saying, smokers are gonna take the big hit. With premiums.



That's what I mean the smoker, me is going to pay that not my employer. I see that everywhere I look that it's going to be MY PORTION that goes up not the employers. SO not hiring a smoker based on Insurance premiums is TOTAL BS!!! Just another form of state recognized allowable discrimination now the smokers can be discriminated against legally but already you can be discriminated against for your age and being white if they need to meet the Affirmative Action quotas.



posted on Dec, 30 2013 @ 07:24 PM
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OMG I thought 6 bucks was insane! Forcing the smokers hand. In kin with IMO nullifying the US Second Amendment, by gobbling up all the ammo.



posted on Dec, 30 2013 @ 07:26 PM
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Yeah, ldyserenity. That's the way I understand it.. It's a sad state of affairs.
I don't see things getting any better.



posted on Dec, 30 2013 @ 07:28 PM
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If you are a smoker in the US, you have it good.......same as fuel.

$1:68 ltr for Diesel ($6.35 a gallon)
$1:56 ltr for Petrol/Gas ($5.90 a gallon)

$27 a packet is just the start, they intend to increase that price 12.5% a year for the next 5 years to curb Australia's smoking habits??

I would be interested to see what percentage of the population smokes here?

I really know only a handful of people as opposed to 10 years ago when many more people smoked.
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posted on Dec, 30 2013 @ 07:29 PM
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wow that is really sad.....the cops must be so bored if thats what they do to get through the day.......i guess there is no revenue money in chasing actual criminals.......so they book him for loitering...those scumbags really should be ashamed of themselves ...talk about sub-human



posted on Dec, 30 2013 @ 07:29 PM
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CaptainBeno
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Currently $27 a packet here in Aus
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Wow. I thought $10 was pricey.
Who in the world would ever pay $27?

Canada is turning into a non smoking nation as well, at your prices I don't think anyone would smoke cigs

**I tried to buy a pack of lighters to be ready for winter wood burning - only one store in town carried any lighters. I get being in a non smoking nation, but it's really cold here too, and in the north, most of us have some sort of wood stove.



posted on Dec, 30 2013 @ 07:32 PM
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Holy crap! $6 / $10 a packet! wahoooooooooooooooooo I'm moving over!!!

www.couriermail.com.au... fnihsrf2-1226689145482

I can confirm $27 a pack
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posted on Dec, 30 2013 @ 07:33 PM
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He wasn't even cited for the smoking. Tresspassing only becomes becomes offence if you refuse to leave. Loitering doesn't apply either. This "cop" obviously has been sleeping on her classes and is terribly under qualified for the job.
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