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Obama License To Smoke

Ozark, MO

#1 Nov 16, 2012
Obama's License To Smoke Cigarette Permit Coming Soon to America.

Obama's License To Smoke? Cigarette Permit Under Consideration

November 13 2012

A smoker's license: The Obama Way.

Obama's Orwellian overreach of the nanny state or savvy tobacco control strategy consistent with regulations of other controlled substances?

Obama's Smokers already have to pay extra taxes to get their fix, take their smoke breaks on the curb, and confront stern health warnings or in some cases, gruesome and graphic labels on their packs.

Obama said: Yet they still reach for their tobacco.

Obama's Public health advocates have floated the idea of a

smoker's license before –

in 2008,when he first ran for President,

the advisory board Health England proposed requiring a government

permit to buy cigarettes.

At the time, Health England chairman and London School of

Economics professor Julian Le Grand described it as a kind

of “libertarian paternalism”–

not banning cigarettes outright, but using fees and paperwork to

prod people to kick the habit or not smoke in the first place.

The kind of smoker's lObama's icense proposed by University of

Sydney public health researcher Simon Chapman

is somewhat similar, and would be available in varying grades,

each of which would allow a person to buy a certain amount of

cigarettes per week.

Chapman laid out his argument for the license in an article in

the journal PloS Medicine on Tuesday.

While Chapman noted that governments often require licenses for

access to guns and dangerous chemicals,

his primary model for the smoker's license approach is

prescription requirements for pharmaceuticals, which he likens

to “temporary licenses.”

“While prescriptions are strictly speaking a prescriber’s note of

authority to a pharmacist to dispense restricted drugs to a named

individual,

the prescription system is in effect a system of temporary

licensing to use restricted substances,” Chapman wrote.

To get their “temporary license” for medication,

people have to pay doctors and pharmacists. Their prescription

entitles them to a certain amount of their drug, and they can use

that prescription to prove they are allowed to possess these

medications.

The whole prescription requirement is predicated on the notion

that some medications are potentially dangerous and habit-

forming – milder drugs can be bought over-the-counter.

But all cigarettes are over-the-counter items,“In contrast to the

highly regulated way we allow access to life-saving and health

-enhancing pharmaceuticals,

this is how we regulate access to a product that kills half its

long-term users”.

University of Edinburgh public health researcher Jeff Collin,

while critiquing the concept of smoker's license, sympathizes

with Chapman's aims.

“It is indeed an historical absurdity that so dangerous a product

should be so readily available,” Collin wrote in his piece for

PLoS Medicine.

Obama's License To Smoke Cigarette Permit Coming Soon to America.

Obama's License To Smoke? Cigarette Permit Under Consideration

A smoker's license: The Obama Way.

Get ready for Obama to control all aspects of your life real soon.

IToldYouSo

O Fallon, MO

#2 Nov 16, 2012
I have a much better idea. Since it's proven by the Tobacco companies own data proving the dangers of smoking and tobacco products lets to this.

1. Allow the insurance companies deny coverage to people practicing dangerous behaviors.
2. Make that pre-existing condition exempt from Obamacare.

By doing so, no license would be needed. Nicotine is a proven addictive substance and is just as bad as crack and heroin. Why is it even legal to use in the first place?
Mark

Manchester, UK

#3 May 19, 2013
I think tobacco should become a licenced drug only available on prescription, politicians on Iceland are set to debate this issue and are seriously considering the move as an effort to achieve a smoke free society. More info is on

http://www.smokerslicence.com/pages/the-case-...

where other ideas are also proposed including banning tobacco completely for those born after the year 2000.
pooter mcgee

Burlington, IA

#4 May 19, 2013
President Obama is a smoker you jackhole.

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