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Should cigarette machines be banned? Gov. Kulongoski says 'yes'

There are 11 comments on the KVAL-TV Eugene story from Dec 28, 2008, titled Should cigarette machines be banned? Gov. Kulongoski says 'yes'. In it, KVAL-TV Eugene reports that:

Gov. Ted Kulongoski is calling on the 2009 Legislature to ban vending machines that sell cigarettes, erasing one of the easiest ways underage smokers can buy the product.

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“Non smoking freedom loving vet”

Since: Apr 08

Chicago

#1 Dec 29, 2008
It's really nice that the governor will buy all the machines to be sure they don't get resold.

“Non smoking freedom loving vet”

Since: Apr 08

Chicago

#2 Dec 29, 2008
If he doesn't buy them, it will be really interesting to see the hidden places the'll end up in.
Thomas S

Coos Bay, OR

#3 Dec 29, 2008
Does anybody know where these machines are? Think about this. 99% of them are in bars and taverns. What are minors doing in establishments that REQUIRE persons who frequent them to be at least 21 years of age? Isn't this just a wasted use of our taxes to ban something under false pretenses? Banning something for the sake of banning them to make a big public relations hit is wrong. Stop trying to save us from us and start looking at real issues. Issues like employment, the rush of businesses and industry forced out of our state, housing and home loans, commercial fishing, logging, and all the other real problems we all face. If the Governer wanted to do something for our children and grandchildren, why doesn't he put the money he's planning on spending for this bill on our kids education?

Since: Oct 07

Largo, FL

#4 Dec 29, 2008
Only the small percentage of them that are still accessible anyone under age. It's ridiculous to ban cigarette machines in buildings that only allow those of smoking age to enter.

“Fredneck County Md”

Since: Feb 08

Small Town

#5 Dec 30, 2008
Should Gov. Kulongoski be banned? Most folks with an IQ over 15 say 'yes'

“No time like the present”

Since: Jul 08

to make it happen!

#6 Dec 31, 2008
Pretty ridiculous. Obviously this is a political move to garner headlines. And if you look at the way the article reads, "...erasing one of the easiest ways underage smokers can buy the product." you can tell which political direction KVAL leans.

“Non smoking freedom loving vet”

Since: Apr 08

Chicago

#7 Jan 1, 2009
SarahFrances wrote:
Only the small percentage of them that are still accessible anyone under age. It's ridiculous to ban cigarette machines in buildings that only allow those of smoking age to enter.
The ban lobbyists have redefined "private" property as "public" property which means the owner cannot deny anyone entry.
smudge

Ashburn, VA

#8 Jan 6, 2009
Happy Contented Soul wrote:
Should Gov. Kulongoski be banned? Most folks with an IQ over 15 say 'yes'
My thoughts too!
Cigarettes may be bad for your health, but, Kulongoski is bad for my wallet!
Anyone interested in swapping governors with me?

“Non smoking freedom loving vet”

Since: Apr 08

Chicago

#9 Jan 6, 2009
smudge wrote:
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My thoughts too!
Cigarettes may be bad for your health, but, Kulongoski is bad for my wallet!
Anyone interested in swapping governors with me?
You can have our Illinois governor. He will probably be revealing how much the lobbyists paid for the ban, and who they were.

“Fredneck County Md”

Since: Feb 08

Small Town

#10 Jan 6, 2009
Dr_Dirty wrote:
Pretty ridiculous. Obviously this is a political move to garner headlines. And if you look at the way the article reads, "...erasing one of the easiest ways underage smokers can buy the product." you can tell which political direction KVAL leans.
Exactly, they lean towards their advertisers, one of the biggest of which is the pharmaceutical industry. You certainly don't see them getting advertising dollars from the tobacco companies anymore. The entire news media has been on the take for many years. All of the smoking restrictions have been bought and paid for by Big Pharma, with help from their "American Charities".
Liz

Coos Bay, OR

#11 Feb 2, 2009
Wow, now I hear no smoking in my home if the grandkids are here. Now mind you I would never smoke in a room with no doors or windows open and mind you I realize how bad the dang things are for them as well as me - BUT they ARE legal and I am addicted and I did Pay for this house and I do love my grandkids and I do want to make some of my OWN decisions.

PLEASE government - let me make some of my own mistakes - so I can learn the old fashion way.....

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