Cuts could revive smoking at workplace

Cuts could revive smoking at workplace

There are 327 comments on the The Columbus Dispatch story from Jun 8, 2011, titled Cuts could revive smoking at workplace. In it, The Columbus Dispatch reports that:

In an important victory for public health, Ohio voters approved the Smoke Free Workplace Act in 2006.

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“POOR BRAINWASHED ANTISMOKER”

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#1 Jun 9, 2011
Funding
RWJF's Board of Trustees authorized a total of approximately $88 million for the 11-year program, which concluded in June 2004. RWJF supported the national program office at the American Medical Association with an additional $10 million in RWJF grants, which fell outside the authorized amount for program activities.

Administration

To oversee the projects, RWJF established the SmokeLess States national program office at the American Medical Association (AMA) in Chicago. Thomas P. Houston, M.D., director of the AMA's Department of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health, served as national program director. The first deputy director was Kathleen C. Harty, M.Ed. She was succeeded by Donna Grande, M.G.A., who was promoted to program co-director in 2000.
Funding

RWJF's Board of Trustees authorized a total of approximately $88 million for the 11-year program, which concluded in June 2004. RWJF supported the national program office at the American Medical Association with an additional $10 million in RWJF grants, which fell outside the authorized amount for program activities.
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“POOR BRAINWASHED ANTISMOKER”

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#2 Jun 9, 2011
Headline should read, medical assoc earning millions from foundation whose owner profits from nicotine patches and nicotine gums after funding smoking ban
smokers stink

Blacklick, OH

#3 Jun 9, 2011
Its me Linda B wrote:
Headline should read, medical assoc earning millions from foundation whose owner profits from nicotine patches and nicotine gums after funding smoking ban
Whatever, so long as I don't have to smell you.
Cheeseman

Brooklyn, NY

#4 Jun 9, 2011
smokers stink wrote:
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Whatever, so long as I don't have to smell you.
Amen!

“POOR BRAINWASHED ANTISMOKER”

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#5 Jun 9, 2011
smokers stink wrote:
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Whatever, so long as I don't have to smell you.
Good news, there no laws forcing you to come withing any distance of me so I am free to snot smell the stench of your bigotry

“POOR BRAINWASHED ANTISMOKER”

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#6 Jun 9, 2011
Cheeseman wrote:
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Amen!
Good news, there no laws forcing you to come withing any distance of me so I am free to not smell the stench of your bigotry
smokers stink

Blacklick, OH

#7 Jun 9, 2011
Its me Linda B wrote:
<quoted text> Good news, there no laws forcing you to come withing any distance of me so I am free to snot smell the stench of your bigotry
Is there no room in your shrunken head for a differing, healthy opinion? If wanting to breathe smoke-free air makes me a bigot then I plead guilty.

“POOR BRAINWASHED ANTISMOKER”

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#8 Jun 9, 2011
smokers stink wrote:
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Is there no room in your shrunken head for a differing, healthy opinion? If wanting to breathe smoke-free air makes me a bigot then I plead guilty.
Good, its nice of you to realize that so you don't chase me down to sniff me and I certainly have no intention of sniffing you. Its odd that yu argue about smelling though
smokers stink

Blacklick, OH

#10 Jun 9, 2011
Its me Linda B wrote:
<quoted text> Good, its nice of you to realize that so you don't chase me down to sniff me and I certainly have no intention of sniffing you. Its odd that yu argue about smelling though
^Carbon monoxide kills brain cells. The proof is in your post.^

“POOR BRAINWASHED ANTISMOKER”

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#11 Jun 9, 2011
Go Jackets wrote:
We don't have to sniff you we can smell you from 5 feet away. Bigot!! Bigot!! Where do you get that word at. You are really a fuc&ed up person if you don't understand what second hand somke does or have bad you stink when you have smoke on your clothes. But I guess hat is where the word bigot comes from no facts call someone a hater. Ok I hate smoke it stinks and it's bad for anyone around you.
I don't hate you or anything about you. I have no problem with your choices of activities, your choice of your own odor or who you are and your right to be who and what you are, but I don't like hate filled people with sheets or on witch hunts to destroy other human beings rights.

I don't like your odor, I simply avoid you

“POOR BRAINWASHED ANTISMOKER”

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#12 Jun 9, 2011
smokers stink wrote:
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^Carbon monoxide kills brain cells. The proof is in your post.^
hmm, a car ban since you are so into protectionism

“POOR BRAINWASHED ANTISMOKER”

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#13 Jun 9, 2011
Lets not forget the pharma foundation funded brainwashing scare tactics

Funding
RWJF's Board of Trustees authorized a total of approximately $88 million for the 11-year program, which concluded in June 2004. RWJF supported the national program office at the American Medical Association with an additional $10 million in RWJF grants, which fell outside the authorized amount for program activities.

Administration

To oversee the projects, RWJF established the SmokeLess States national program office at the American Medical Association (AMA) in Chicago. Thomas P. Houston, M.D., director of the AMA's Department of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health, served as national program director. The first deputy director was Kathleen C. Harty, M.Ed. She was succeeded by Donna Grande, M.G.A., who was promoted to program co-director in 2000.
bosco

Columbus, OH

#15 Jun 9, 2011
Ban also the office girls that reek of perfume, toilet water.

“POOR BRAINWASHED ANTISMOKER”

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#16 Jun 9, 2011
Go Jackets wrote:
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I can't avoid you in a elevator in line at a store or in a restraunt when your table is to close to mine. I can't avoid you when you block up the door ways when it's raining or nasty weather outside. I didn't say I hated you I said I hate smoke. Please read what someone writes then process it before you speak and you won't sound like the stupid a$$ you are. What he hell is the sheet comment. You need to talk to someone about the date it is 2011 everytime someone doesn't agree with you doesn't make them a raceist. But you might want to look at yourself because you might be one.
I can't avoid you in a elevator in line at a store or in a restraunt when your table is to close to mine. I can't avoid you when you block up the door ways when it's raining or nasty weather outside either so I deal with it as an adult who would rather put up with you than race you off the face of the earth.

I grew up in the era when one group of people complained about another groups odor, looks, and wanted them banned from everywhere. It was ugly

“POOR BRAINWASHED ANTISMOKER”

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#17 Jun 9, 2011
erase////correction for race
Go Jackets

Herndon, VA

#18 Jun 9, 2011
Its me Linda B wrote:
erase////correction for race
From your post here I can see you are not smart enough to have a debate. When you grew up I'm 52 so I grew up in different times too. But I continued to grow my whole life and I'm still growing. What's wrong is wrong I use to smoke kids had ear ache sick all the time I quit maybe 1 or 2 ear aches since. That was 18 years ago so here are some facts for you. I volunteer a lot remember nights I took clothes off in garage because hey smelled so bad and the place stunk for days. So I fir one and damn glad for smoking bans. Oh but the way I smoked 3 packs a day and used to say it was my right. But I now know other people have rights too. So you gave a right to smoke just not a right to put it on others because that infringes on their right. Please have a good day and my you envolve today. But if you are not willing to learn then talking to you is a waste of my time.
EHF

Columbus, OH

#19 Jun 9, 2011
You mean I can't smoke at work..... When did that start?
KeepingAnEyeOnIt

Columbus, OH

#20 Jun 9, 2011
It is amazing how antis get caught in their own lies. Whether the motive is an "innocence" in their zealotry or something premeditated is hard to discern at times.

Put that "Dr." in front of the name with a medical association and a lot of people won't question what is said. The same people will let a doctor prescribe unnecessary medication to them, probably because of the subliminal indoctrination of all the pharma ads on TV.

I would assume one has to have an interest in how the bans affect them financially to see this conflict and how not having enforcement for the ban will make it null and void. Joe Schmoe who likes his seven layers of chocolate brownie dessert at Applebee's without smoke surrounding him in the dining room once a month probably won't catch it. He has no interest in nightlife, just in eating that brownie in a restaurant that is nonsmoking. Perhaps he will have a poorly mixed umbrella drink cocktail with it or a cup of decaf coffee with Splenda and skim milk.

"No enforcement will nullify the ban".

The antis don't really believe what they say. Words are stumbled over all the time. We will read, there are few violations in one article as people "love the law" and are abiding by it and then in another we read that "no enforcement will nullify the ban." Brings to mind the story about the Emperor's clothes. It's very easy to point this out. A discerning grade school student with good reading comprehension skills could pick that out in a minute.

I found the melodrama in the last sentence of the letter to the editor to be comical about "saving lives", of course referring to the old and tired SHS scares, which is the only reason why these bans ever see the light of day as the uninformed public has taken what the antis say about it at face value.

I have no problem with people who want to dine in a nonsmoking environment. However, it should he referred to as a "preference" without the melodrama of SHS referred to.

To look at this in an unbiased way as possible is not so difficult to do.

If anyone remembers their drug education in elementary school, we were all told of the dangers of marijuana. Now the same people who told us of the dangers of marijuana have changed their tune. I would assume the use of marijuana in a safe manner will be to have it added to that Applebee's brownie, not consumed in the usual ways that marijuana is consumed.

“POOR BRAINWASHED ANTISMOKER”

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#21 Jun 9, 2011
Go Jackets wrote:
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From your post here I can see you are not smart enough to have a debate. When you grew up I'm 52 so I grew up in different times too. But I continued to grow my whole life and I'm still growing. What's wrong is wrong I use to smoke kids had ear ache sick all the time I quit maybe 1 or 2 ear aches since. That was 18 years ago so here are some facts for you. I volunteer a lot remember nights I took clothes off in garage because hey smelled so bad and the place stunk for days. So I fir one and damn glad for smoking bans. Oh but the way I smoked 3 packs a day and used to say it was my right. But I now know other people have rights too. So you gave a right to smoke just not a right to put it on others because that infringes on their right. Please have a good day and my you envolve today. But if you are not willing to learn then talking to you is a waste of my time.
you must feel so superior, anointed and more special than the rest of the human race thus making your comments quite disgusting ..shall we bow to your clothes or fall to our knees for your clothes?
Go Jackets

Herndon, VA

#23 Jun 9, 2011
Its me Linda B wrote:
<quoted text> you must feel so superior, anointed and more special than the rest of the human race thus making your comments quite disgusting ..shall we bow to your clothes or fall to our knees for your clothes?
No just proved my point you are a addict so you will fight for your drug of choice. The truth means nothing as long as you can get your fix. Like I said I quit over 18 years ago if I put 1 in my mouth I would choke of the smoke but I would start again and then I would hurt my family. Since I love them and I have seen many die not all but many. The writing is on the wall and only the addict won't get it.

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