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Posted by g(r)omgoru 2013-01-26 06:09||
#5 If instead of tax, smokes should be sold bundled with health insurance vouchers.
Problem sorted. Now back to proper health problems the state should worry about like immigration.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2013-01-26 07:03||
#6 What about second hand smokers?
Second hand Doctors?
Posted by junkiron 2013-01-26 11:41||
#7 A related AP piece contains a brief tidbit that should send chills down the collective (pun not intended) spines of all Americans:
So let's return to the original question: Why provoke a backlash? If 1 in 5 U.S. adults smoke, and 1 in 3 are obese, why not just get off their backs and let them go on with their (probably shortened) lives?
Because it's not just about them, say some health economists, bioethicists and public health researchers.
"Your freedom is likely to be someone else's harm," said Daniel Callahan, senior research scholar at a bioethics think-tank, the Hastings Center.
Goodbye America, we hardly knew ye.
Posted by AzCat 2013-01-26 12:16||
#8 All hear-say.
Posted by Shipman 2013-01-26 12:16||
#9 Whoops same time post... never mind.
Posted by Shipman 2013-01-26 12:17||
#10 >"Your freedom is likely to be someone else's harm,"
Which is why we're subsidising peoples bad habits with state wage based fees rather than risk based insurance fees....
The people on benefits are most fat. Is there a correlation between living on benefits and poor health? Should we be slashing benefits? If it saves one life...
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2013-01-26 12:50||
#11 Bingo, BP! :-D
Posted by Barbara 2013-01-26 13:12||