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There are 90 comments on the ContactMusic.com story from Sep 21, 2008, titled Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Hannigan Hates TV Husband's Smoking Habit. In it, ContactMusic.com reports that:

Former BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER star ALYSON HANNIGAN hates kissing TV husband JASON SEGEL - because he's a smoker.

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Since: Aug 07

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#89 Sep 26, 2008
KHartman wrote:
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I guess they didn't teach you about how percentages work in broadcasting school.
Smokers plus nonsmokers equals 100% of the population. So when they say "By education level, smoking prevalence was highest among adults who had earned a General Educational Development diploma (42.3%) and lowest among those with graduate degrees (7.2%)", that also means that 57.7% of those with a GED are nonsmokers, and that 92.8% of those with graduate degrees are nonsmokers.
Geez....my typos are bad in my post and I am sorry. I meant "future" and "freedom of choice".

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Since: Jun 08

peoples republic of Madison

#90 Sep 26, 2008
KHartman wrote:
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I guess they didn't teach you about how percentages work in broadcasting school.
Smokers plus nonsmokers equals 100% of the population. So when they say "By education level, smoking prevalence was highest among adults who had earned a General Educational Development diploma (42.3%) and lowest among those with graduate degrees (7.2%)", that also means that 57.7% of those with a GED are nonsmokers, and that 92.8% of those with graduate degrees are nonsmokers.
I didn't look at the tables I just read the report. After looking at the tables it is clear that smokers are more likely to have schooling beyond high school.

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Since: Jun 08

peoples republic of Madison

#91 Sep 26, 2008
KHartman wrote:
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I guess they didn't teach you about how percentages work in broadcasting school.
Smokers plus nonsmokers equals 100% of the population. So when they say "By education level, smoking prevalence was highest among adults who had earned a General Educational Development diploma (42.3%) and lowest among those with graduate degrees (7.2%)", that also means that 57.7% of those with a GED are nonsmokers, and that 92.8% of those with graduate degrees are nonsmokers.
What broadcasting school, I have a degree in electronics. After looking at the tables since only 22.5% are smokers and up to undergraduate all of the report shows that a higher percentage of smokers had post high school training.
KHartman

Xenia, OH

#92 Sep 26, 2008
Free_America wrote:
<quoted text>After looking at the tables since only 22.5% are smokers and up to undergraduate all of the report shows that a higher percentage of smokers had post high school training.
There's only one table, and it doesn't say that at all.

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/figu...

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#93 Sep 26, 2008
Free_America wrote:
<quoted text>What broadcasting school, I have a degree in electronics. After looking at the tables since only 22.5% are smokers and up to undergraduate all of the report shows that a higher percentage of smokers had post high school training.
Had you been a non-smoker, the antis would have called it a degree in communications which sounds loftier than a broadcasting certificate from the local AM radio station. My guess is that a degree in electronics for a non-smoker would be called an electronical engineer. For a smoker, they would probably refer to you as an electrician. There is always a language to refer to smokers and another one for non-smokers.

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Since: Jun 08

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#94 Sep 26, 2008
KHartman wrote:
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There's only one table, and it doesn't say that at all.
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/figu...
22.5% were smokers and 23% had some college since they included 18-24 year old how many of those were still in school? What I found interesting is that almost 30% in that age group were smokers which is a pretty good indication that the tobacco control efforts are a dismal failure. I suspect that the more you tobacco control people demonize smokers the higher that number will go as those are the rebellious years. Kind of like the 60's and 70's the more the government demonized drugs the more kids used them.

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Since: Jun 08

peoples republic of Madison

#95 Sep 26, 2008
Sheri wrote:
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Had you been a non-smoker, the antis would have called it a degree in communications which sounds loftier than a broadcasting certificate from the local AM radio station. My guess is that a degree in electronics for a non-smoker would be called an electronical engineer. For a smoker, they would probably refer to you as an electrician. There is always a language to refer to smokers and another one for non-smokers.
You are correct. There was a time when DJ's had to take a FCC tests so there were schools out there that had all of the test questions and you sat and memorized the answers for the test. I got into broadcasting in the 80's right before deregulation so I went in and took the test cold. There were many there with associates degrees that couldn't pass it because they didn't have enough theory background. I couldn't believe the test it looked like it hadn't been updated in 50 years. A good percentage of the questions were on spark gap transmitters, I know you don't know what that is so to put it into perspective they were Morse code transmitters the type used on the Titanic!

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Since: Feb 08

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#96 Sep 26, 2008
Free_America wrote:
<quoted text>You are correct. There was a time when DJ's had to take a FCC tests so there were schools out there that had all of the test questions and you sat and memorized the answers for the test. I got into broadcasting in the 80's right before deregulation so I went in and took the test cold. There were many there with associates degrees that couldn't pass it because they didn't have enough theory background. I couldn't believe the test it looked like it hadn't been updated in 50 years. A good percentage of the questions were on spark gap transmitters, I know you don't know what that is so to put it into perspective they were Morse code transmitters the type used on the Titanic!
Took mine in '79!

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Since: Jun 08

peoples republic of Madison

#97 Sep 27, 2008
Happy Contented Soul wrote:
<quoted text>Took mine in '79!
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Took mine in 80, now they are obsolete. I believe you only need them to work on ships and radar. I started out in digital working in robotics. Wound up being a paper pusher/bean counter and missed the hands on. Got into broadcasting and haven't looked back.

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Since: Jun 08

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#99 Sep 27, 2008
Sheri wrote:
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Had you been a non-smoker, the antis would have called it a degree in communications which sounds loftier than a broadcasting certificate from the local AM radio station. My guess is that a degree in electronics for a non-smoker would be called an electronical engineer. For a smoker, they would probably refer to you as an electrician. There is always a language to refer to smokers and another one for non-smokers.
Actually the proper title is Electrical Engineer. I say electronics because to many people equate electrical with house wiring or building wiring. I am a licensed PE in the state of Minnesota and an active member of the Society of Broadcast Engineers.

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