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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:59 PM

18. It's lung cancer, bladder cancer, other smoking-related cancers and emphysema

that are expensive.

My great-grandfather smoked a pipe and lived until nearly 100. He was a statistical exception.

Smoking kills a high percentage of people. Check out your likelihood of cancer and other lung diseases if you smoke or inhale second-hand smoke.

Further, nicotine is extremely addictive. Generally addictive substances are controlled by law. I'm not sure I think that all of them should be, but why are alcohol and tobacco excepted from the laws controlling addictive substances? They are extremely addictive. Tobacco has terrible health effects, and alcohol has all kinds of bad effects including changing a person's mental state and capacity.

If Oregonians want to limit access to cigarettes, they should be able to do that. In particular, by requiring a prescription, they could prevent new addicts.

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