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Don't snuff out smokers' chances for work

There are 6 comments on the The Orlando Sentinel story from Mar 10, 2013, titled Don't snuff out smokers' chances for work. In it, The Orlando Sentinel reports that:

She was unrepentant to the end, when the cancer slithered from her lungs and nestled in her brain.

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Level 9

Since: Sep 11

Weeki Wachee, Florida

#1 Mar 11, 2013
I worked with a woman who smoked. She constantly taking cigarette breaks , she reeked of cigarettes and had more serious health issues than the rest of the office combined. At 48, she had to have coronary bypass surgery, an endarterectomy, and, of course, she had COPD. All of her health issue were caused by her smoking and she still didn't quit. As an employer, would you hire someone if they were on pain medication such as OxyContin, Percocet or methadone? Would you hire a person who is an alcoholic? Or morbidly obese? A lot of people are discriminated against, grow up and quit complaining.
Cancer 4 Dummies

Winnipeg, Canada

#2 Mar 11, 2013
Spooky Mulder wrote:
I worked with a woman who smoked. She constantly taking cigarette breaks , she reeked of cigarettes and had more serious health issues than the rest of the office combined. At 48, she had to have coronary bypass surgery, an endarterectomy, and, of course, she had COPD. All of her health issue were caused by her smoking and she still didn't quit. As an employer, would you hire someone if they were on pain medication such as OxyContin, Percocet or methadone? Would you hire a person who is an alcoholic? Or morbidly obese? A lot of people are discriminated against, grow up and quit complaining.
They certainly are imbeciles.

Level 9

Since: Sep 11

Weeki Wachee, Florida

#3 Mar 11, 2013
Cancer 4 Dummies wrote:
<quoted text>They certainly are imbeciles.
If they don't want to quit, then they shouldn't complain when a private company doesn't want to hire them. That woman I referred to, had over $200,00 worth of medical bills in one year and caused the group to lose their health insurance.
My dad smoked but was smart enough to quit when he had a heart attack and subsequent bypass surgery. It appears that the dummies reading this thread just don't get how stupid it is to keep doing something that has so many determential effects.

Level 9

Since: Jun 11

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#5 Mar 13, 2013
I quit recently and feel better for it.

Level 9

Since: Sep 11

Weeki Wachee, Florida

#6 Mar 13, 2013
Charles R Darwin wrote:
I quit recently and feel better for it.
That's great! Cold turkey? That's really the best way and cheapest.
Tobacco Roulette

Winnipeg, Canada

#7 Mar 13, 2013
Spooky Mulder wrote:
<quoted text>
If they don't want to quit, then they shouldn't complain when a private company doesn't want to hire them. That woman I referred to, had over $200,00 worth of medical bills in one year and caused the group to lose their health insurance.
My dad smoked but was smart enough to quit when he had a heart attack and subsequent bypass surgery. It appears that the dummies reading this thread just don't get how stupid it is to keep doing something that has so many determential effects.
They certainly are imbeciles.

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