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Revere

Waldorf, MD

#21 Mar 5, 2013
Smoker wrote:
Just because you are a smoker does not mean you are going to get sick. I know smokers who have lasted well into 80s and 90s and did not pass because of smoking. Then on the other hand I know non smokers who got cancer, have had health problems and died younger...Its your luck of the draw..
I am 5"1, 112 pounds, I eat junk food, intake sugar with coffee and tea and I smoke. I have a great metabolism and just had a check up ( blood work ) not just a physical about 5 months ago and I am in perfect health..you would think because of my eating habits I would be obese,and have high cholesterol and i dont..I pay for smokes, and pay taxes on them..they are expensive!!! so not only do I pay for them and pay taxes now you want to have me pay more in insurance?? when there could be another person my age, my height, my weight,,a health nut and a non smoker and that person could be sick and I am not?? that seems logical..I know a young woman, lives a healthy life style, doesnt smoke and has cancer...everyone should pay equal..this also has to do with family history, some people eat so healthy, work out and they still cant loose weight...stop blaming smokers and we already pay enough for our bad habit,,move on
I don't know how old you are, but I can tell you from experience, that the smokes will eventually take their toll in one form or another. Run! Do not walk away from those things. It's not easy, but you can quit.
Give It Up

Souderton, PA

#22 Mar 5, 2013
Smoker wrote:
Please dont get me wrong, I am not sticking up for smoking..I do it and hate it! its gross and is bad for you and expensive.I dont smoke in my house, I dont smoke when I am with non smokers..I do have respect for people..The question was should smokers pay more for health care...I disagree because of what I wrote above..
I am sorry you have health issues because of their choice to smoke around you, that is sad..but I know children who have asthma and health issues and their parents dont smoke....
every health issue people have cant be blamed on smokers and we pay more then the non smokers for the smokes and taxes,,because I have a bad habit I should be charged more money in health insurance too? I dont agree
"I do it and hate it! its gross and is bad for you and expensive" All great reasons to quit. Do you know why it's expensive? Because the Gov. wants you to quit! It cost them alot of money to take care of those with no insurance. We all know they don't want that.

It's funny when a smoker says they are in great health. The fact is, when they quit that's when they find out what all those years of smoking has really done to their body and health. That smokers cough? Turns out to be COPD. We were never intended to inhale smoke for 40yrs. It will take its toll!
Tired

Perkasie, PA

#23 Mar 5, 2013
Smoker wrote:
Please dont get me wrong, I am not sticking up for smoking..I do it and hate it! its gross and is bad for you and expensive.I dont smoke in my house, I dont smoke when I am with non smokers..I do have respect for people..The question was should smokers pay more for health care...I disagree because of what I wrote above..
I am sorry you have health issues because of their choice to smoke around you, that is sad..but I know children who have asthma and health issues and their parents dont smoke....
every health issue people have cant be blamed on smokers and we pay more then the non smokers for the smokes and taxes,,because I have a bad habit I should be charged more money in health insurance too? I dont agree
I know a lot about asthma, and it's usually caused by some sort of air pollution. Although my parents didn't die from smoking, my brother died very young from smoking. If you really want to, you can quit.

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