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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-29-06 12:21 PM
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If cigarette smoke is a "toxic pollutant", shouldn't SALE of cigarettes
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be banned completely and the "products" taken off the market? We did it with DDT.. Could the states be legislating themselves out of all that lucartive sin-tax money, if they keep this up?

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  -If cigarette smoke is a "toxic pollutant", shouldn't SALE of cigarettes SoCalDem  Jan-29-06 12:21 PM   #0 
  - Let's Ban Them  Southpawkicker   Jan-29-06 12:22 PM   #1 
  - ....  DanCa   Jan-29-06 12:27 PM   #2 
  - Danca did you see the "sarcasm" in my post,  Southpawkicker   Jan-29-06 12:29 PM   #4 
     - Yeah I did the post wasn't directed at you.  DanCa   Jan-29-06 12:35 PM   #11 
  - haven't you anti-smoking people done enough as it is?  eShirl   Jan-29-06 12:28 PM   #3 
  - Read my post if you are directing your post at me (#1)  Southpawkicker   Jan-29-06 12:31 PM   #5 
  - Great Idea ~ Make Smokers Into Criminals  mntleo2   Jan-29-06 12:34 PM   #8 
  - Watch out, apparently people don't read the posts anymore  Southpawkicker   Jan-29-06 12:36 PM   #13 
  - Sarcasm is not funny if you have to flag it  win_in_06   Jan-29-06 03:04 PM   #26 
     - Thanks for your insight!  Southpawkicker   Jan-30-06 09:23 PM   #43 
  - I'd be looking forward to the looks on faces when people realized  SoCalDem   Jan-29-06 03:21 PM   #29 
     - Since A Lot Of Those Taxes Go To Medicaid  Southpawkicker   Jan-30-06 09:25 PM   #44 
  - Let's ban cars or TV  joefree1   Jan-29-06 12:34 PM   #10 
  - Um.. I am a smoker  SoCalDem   Jan-29-06 01:06 PM   #20 
  - That's why smoking bans in restaruants and bars are seen as  win_in_06   Jan-29-06 12:33 PM   #6 
  - Of Course If They Are All Smoke Free  Southpawkicker   Jan-29-06 12:34 PM   #9 
     - Except from the people who decide to stay home.  High Plains   Jan-29-06 12:55 PM   #17 
     - Yeah, people who smoke decide to stay home and cook instead of going  Southpawkicker   Jan-29-06 10:00 PM   #34 
        - Believe it.. We used to eat out 2 or 3 times a week  SoCalDem   Jan-29-06 10:17 PM   #35 
        - Bwaaahhaaaaaa!  Southpawkicker   Jan-30-06 09:08 PM   #38 
        - That's a pretty insulting reply to a mild point.  High Plains   Jan-30-06 09:13 PM   #39 
           - Grow Up?  Southpawkicker   Jan-30-06 09:20 PM   #41 
              - What in the world are you rolling and laughing about? The "civilization"  spacelady   Jan-30-06 09:32 PM   #46 
              - I Hope It Is Smokefree!  Southpawkicker   Jan-30-06 09:39 PM   #48 
                 - Well, I would not guarantee it is smoke-free where you will go.  spacelady   Jan-30-06 09:47 PM   #51 
                    - So Now You Are Condemning Me To Hell?  Southpawkicker   Jan-30-06 09:52 PM   #52 
                       - You said it , I didn't. I symbolically blow smoke in your face. Ha!  spacelady   Jan-30-06 09:56 PM   #56 
                          - Feel Better?  Southpawkicker   Jan-30-06 09:59 PM   #59 
                             - For starters, stating "bullshit" about smokers avoiding non-smoking  spacelady   Jan-30-06 10:10 PM   #61 
                                - Blow Your Smoke Somewhere Else!  Southpawkicker   Jan-30-06 10:11 PM   #62 
                                   - Go to non-smoking restaurants! What a concept!  spacelady   Jan-30-06 10:13 PM   #63 
                                   - I Do, But Why Should Any Of Them Be Smoking When It IS A PUBLIC  Southpawkicker   Jan-30-06 10:30 PM   #64 
                                      - Spacelady is right.  bee   Jan-31-06 12:15 PM   #67 
                                         - Hey, Fat Doesn't Infringe Upon YOUR Health  Southpawkicker   Jan-31-06 06:01 PM   #69 
                                            - Excellent fucking point -  0007   Jan-31-06 06:25 PM   #75 
                                   - well.....  snooper2   Jan-31-06 12:28 PM   #68 
                                      - How Cute  Southpawkicker   Jan-31-06 06:02 PM   #70 
              - Do you advocate a ban on tobacco? Do you benefit from sin tax?  win_in_06   Jan-31-06 10:45 AM   #66 
                 - I don't advocate a ban on tobacco  Southpawkicker   Jan-31-06 06:06 PM   #72 
     - NOPE! You're wrong! I just don't eat out anymore!  napi21   Jan-30-06 09:29 PM   #45 
        - Smoke Away  Southpawkicker   Jan-30-06 09:43 PM   #50 
           - May I suggest?  SoCalDem   Jan-30-06 09:53 PM   #53 
              - Is That You Standing By That Hot Dog Stand?  Southpawkicker   Jan-30-06 09:54 PM   #54 
                 - No, but she'll probably cook you up a mean hot dog  SoCalDem   Jan-30-06 09:55 PM   #55 
                    - No Thanks  Southpawkicker   Jan-30-06 09:57 PM   #58 
  - By that standard, so should cars be banned.  Gregorian   Jan-29-06 12:34 PM   #7 
  - I agree with you completely!  mexicoxpat   Jan-29-06 12:36 PM   #12 
  - There are many toxic pollutants that are still legal; paint thinner,  Lorien   Jan-29-06 12:39 PM   #14 
  - And not just profitable for cigarette companies.  Inland   Jan-30-06 10:34 PM   #65 
  - just let me sue smokers for assault and I'll be happy  oregonindy   Jan-29-06 12:41 PM   #15 
  - Go ahead, give it your best shot.  High Plains   Jan-29-06 12:56 PM   #18 
  - Yes,they should be banned if the smoke is a pollutant.  GrumpyGreg   Jan-29-06 12:50 PM   #16 
  - You'll have to pry my cigarettes from my dead, cold fingers  High Plains   Jan-29-06 12:59 PM   #19 
  - LOL.... I like it...but I think you'll meet more people like myself  oregonindy   Jan-29-06 01:06 PM   #21 
  - I hope you keep your medical insurance up to date  High Plains   Jan-29-06 02:01 PM   #23 
     - that I am prepared for  oregonindy   Jan-29-06 02:35 PM   #24 
        - Okay, have fun.  High Plains   Jan-29-06 02:55 PM   #25 
        - You might want to rethink that plan..  converted_democrat   Jan-29-06 03:18 PM   #28 
  - My sentiments exactly.  William769   Jan-29-06 01:07 PM   #22 
  - Whew, that sounds like.........like being silly!  0007   Jan-31-06 06:27 PM   #76 
  - i would be quite happy if they did. it makes me sick to even  catmother   Jan-29-06 03:06 PM   #27 
  - Your woy or the highway, eh?  Tom Yossarian Joad   Jan-29-06 03:38 PM   #30 
     - smokers' rights end where my nose begins. but it you want to  catmother   Jan-29-06 05:44 PM   #33 
  - I don't think laws stop bad behavior  iconoclastNYC   Jan-29-06 03:47 PM   #31 
  - I'll stop smoking when  oreocat   Jan-29-06 03:52 PM   #32 
     - False analogy.  iconoclastNYC   Jan-29-06 10:44 PM   #36 
  - According to CA, there are a lot of things that are toxic that are still  politicat   Jan-29-06 10:54 PM   #37 
  - Good Point, So Cal!...I wish I was was enough to answer this one...figure  KoKo01   Jan-30-06 09:13 PM   #40 
  - Being the hypocrits that Americans are (all of us), smoking will  spenbax   Jan-30-06 09:21 PM   #42 
  - Oh Yeah... That'll Work...  WillyT   Jan-30-06 09:35 PM   #47 
  - Ban cigarettes?  SOS   Jan-30-06 09:40 PM   #49 
  - Yes. And Yes.  devilgrrl   Jan-30-06 09:57 PM   #57 
  - Couldn't we strike a deal so we could legally smoke pot?  MadisonProgressive   Jan-30-06 10:01 PM   #60 
  - That's the one down side of anti-smoking laws...  mcscajun   Jan-31-06 06:14 PM   #74 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-31-06 06:05 PM   #71 
  - Illegal wars are also a toxic pollutant  Hippo_Tron   Jan-31-06 06:11 PM   #73 
 

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