Are anti-smoking laws creating a new type of teen smoker?
Are all the anti-smoking laws creating a new breed of teen smokers? A new study from the CDC shows heavy smoking is down among high school students, but occasional smoking among teens climbed over 12 percent from 1991 to 2009.
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#2 Aug 6, 2011
"We may be creating a new type of smoker that may be more durable, that are adapting to smoke-free environments and to changing social norms."
.....said the creepy CDC guy.
People go to college- take "social science" type courses- and start seeing their country as a giant f@cking antfarm.
THIS SINISTER WORLDVIEW OF THOSE RUNNING THE GOVERMENT IS FAR MORE DESTRUCTIVE TO THIS SOCIETY THEN ANY KID REBELLING BY LIGHTING UP A FEW TIMES A DAY.
#3 Aug 6, 2011
Said the creepy village idiot
“POOR BRAINWASHED ANTISMOKER”
Since: Feb 10
#4 Aug 7, 2011
thats all the teens hear is smoking smoking smoking from the anti smokers when the teens should simply be enjoying being a teen without anti smoking brainwashing
#5 Aug 7, 2011
Also, while the REAL education of America declines the government spends money on such brainwashing. I think courses in propaganda should become prerequisites for high school graduation. I know that governments and marketing agents won't like it but it would sure be a plus in establishing an intelligent society.
I doubt there will be any federal programs though.
#6 Oct 18, 2011
The only thing they are creating is LIARS. I would guess that a good 80% of my friends smoke, and lie about it.
I am a teen,(19 actually) I smoke. I never admit it anywhere, not to my parents, not to the doctor, not on surveys or job apps. Super Secret Super Private. No more will I allow myself to be databased.
#7 Oct 18, 2011
Chances are that you are already in multiple databases as both smoker and liar. Your olfactory sense might not be alerting you to it, but smokers stink. "Super secret" is laughable.
#8 Oct 18, 2011
This is, as noted in the article, a net positive effect over the time period in terms of cigarettes smoked by teens.
An 11-percent drop in those who smoked more than 10 cigarettes a day vs a 12-percent drop in those who smoked between 1 and 5 cigarettes a day and those who only occasionally smoked at all.
The 12% isn't a good thing, but the general trend is--and smoking regs are part of that trend.
#9 Oct 18, 2011
Nothing better than pissing off a Nazi like you. Yes, I get away with LYING about it. I think I still smoke because of jerks like you.. lol no one knows.. its a SECRET and I win every time people like you get angry.
Another lie you like to tell.. "Smokers stink" Uhhh no they dont moron, Anti smoking nazis stink.. badly.
#10 Oct 18, 2011
Sorry, Bubba. Your opinion of your own relevance continues to be over-inflated. Good choice of attitude in your user name choice.
I am vaguely bored by you, but I wouldn't say I was angry--so I guess you "other-than-win" this time.
Facts are facts, though. The tobacco industry pumped a LOT of money into trying to manipulate the smell of tobacco smoke, because THEY know it stinks. Hospitals have begun firing people for showing up smelling of tobacco smoke.
Yes, smokers stink. It isn't a snide comment or a dissing insult or hyperbole, and it doesn't take an angry person to note it.
Of course, if you need "my" anger to rationalize your failure to beat the addiction, knock yourself out. That's another "secret" people may humor you about.
#11 Oct 18, 2011
More myths by an anti smoking freakazoid.
Keep proving my point by replying every time, it shows you are a paid anti tobacco activist every time.
#12 Oct 18, 2011
My, my, maybe your opinion of yourself IS realistic, if you think people would have to be paid to engage in a dialogue with you.
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