Smokers License?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by 45nut, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. 45nut

    45nut Well-Known Member

    Jul 19, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    Full article here

    WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – A public health proposal suggests that tobacco smokers should be required to apply and pay for a “smoker’s license” in order to continue buying cigarettes.

    In this week’s PLOS Medicine medical journal, two leading tobacco control advocates debate the merits of the smoker’s license. Simon Chapman, a professor at the University of Sydney, proposes that users would have to apply and pay for a mandatory license in the form of a smartcard that would be shown when buying cigarettes.

    Dr. Chapman wrote that it could discourage young people from picking up the habit.

    In a controversial move, the smartcard would allow the government to limit how many cigarettes a smoker could buy. Professor Chapman suggests 50 per day averaged over two weeks to accommodate heavy smokers. The anti-smoking activist told the Daily Mail that the sale of tobacco is currently subject to trivial controls compared to other dangerous products that threaten both public and personal safety.

    With Obamacare now the law of the land, how long before they do the same thing regarding guns?
  2. gun runner

    gun runner Former Guest

    Nov 23, 2011
    South Texas
    That is just wrong :mad: . Who do these people think they are?
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2012

  3. GunnyGene

    GunnyGene New Member

    Oct 12, 2012
    They think they know what's best for everyone. Kinda like being God. :bleh: In reality, they're just a bunch of buttinski's, with huge egos and a superiority complex. F 'em. :mad:
  4. terryu1

    terryu1 Armed Infidel

    Oct 16, 2009
    NE Pennsylvania
    Just another tax on smokers and hiding behind the "it will help keep kids from getting cigs" push. Bull!!! Although I quit 25 yrs ago many have and can not. BUT they have been harrassed enough.

    Secondly, they already have a very good ID project in place to keep kids from getting cigs, A few yrs ago my daughter was working in a hoagie shop and undercover buyer came in during a friday lunch time when there was a line out the door and my daughter failed to card him. I was called to the store and there were two dectectives there and we had to go to a hearing before judge. Thankfully since she had no record and the store had passed on numerous buy attempts in past they let it go.

    Bottom line is that the excuse is not valid and the smokers license will be just another tax on the poor and middle class of America.
  5. DanielBoone

    DanielBoone New Member

    Nov 7, 2012
    I wonder if smokers under Obamacare will be "taxed" a higher amount. Socialism at its best, and we still have 4 more years...
  6. gun runner

    gun runner Former Guest

    Nov 23, 2011
    South Texas
    I just cant believe these people want to invade peoples lives and tell them how to live. I wonder what else they have planned. I hope nothing happens to beer
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2012
  7. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    All you smokers better start hoarding those butts. I can see a tremendous black market opportunity coming.
  8. gun runner

    gun runner Former Guest

    Nov 23, 2011
    South Texas
    I need to quit smoking but I just cant go without smoking when Im drinking.
  9. Jerryboy

    Jerryboy Well-Known Member

    Mar 8, 2012
    looks like tobacco is going the way of weed.
  10. GunnyGene

    GunnyGene New Member

    Oct 12, 2012
    Haven't you seen the food police adverts (meat is bad, etc., etc.)? And the gun control adverts? And the Obamacare adverts? And, and, and.....
  11. GunnyGene

    GunnyGene New Member

    Oct 12, 2012
    You mean they're going to legalize it? ;) :D (Washington and Colorado).
  12. Zhurh

    Zhurh Active Member

    Mar 19, 2010
    Upper Yukon, Alaska
    All they want is more tax revenue. Wife is 2 pack a day smoker, actually the only thing she really spends money on; and I spend way more on guns than she spends on smokes. We don't ever factor in my alcohol, family rule. In Alaska, 8 dollar/pack/day/year=close to 6 gran a year; still way better than livin with the she devil of the North when the mail plane hasn't come in for 8-9 days and she runs outta smokes. I ain't complainin.
  13. wv hillbilly

    wv hillbilly Well-Known Member

    May 20, 2012
    mountains of wv.
    just wait till the rest of big ears health care plan is made public
  14. MSGT-R

    MSGT-R Active Member

    Feb 27, 2011
    Naww, the yuppies like micro-breweries too much.

    No, the non-smokers should start buying. The resale potential is tremendous!
    Reminds me of being stationed in Japan back in '78; two cartons per payday at the exhcange, and you had to sign a logbook! I would buy for my Japanese friend out in town so I wouldn't show up to dinner empty handed. :cool:
  15. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    Gunny, it's not really "kinda like being God". These fools really think they are God. What did Satan tell Eve in the garden, "and ye shall be as gods", Gen 3:5. Since that day man has tried to become God!
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