Ore. Rep. Moves to Make Cigarettes Prescription-Only, Threatens One Year in Jail...

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    And the march towards Totalitarianism goes on.

    First they impose a heavy “sin tax.” Then they kick you outdoors. Then they ban you from certain public areas. Now this:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=XBtLVPkGioc]Bill Proposed in Oregon to Make Cigarettes Prescription Only Drugs! - 1/24/13 - YouTube[/ame]

    Rep. Mitch Greenlick, from Portland, is sponsoring a bill that makes cigarettes a Schedule III controlled substance, meaning it would be illegal to possess or distribute cigarettes without a doctor’s prescription,” Fox 12 Oregon reports.

    “Other drugs and substances that are considered Schedule III controlled substances are ketamine, lysergic acid and anabolic steroids,” the report adds.

    Should the bill pass, and even Rep. Greenlick doesn’t think it will, offenders would face fines of up to $6,250, one year in jail, or both...

    Ore. Rep. Moves to Make Cigarettes Prescription-Only, Threatens One Year in Jail and/or $6K+ Fine | Video | TheBlaze.com
     
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    Is this an indication of tolerance?
     
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    The real funny part is the morons who want to put smokers in jail probably rail against putting illegal drug users in jail.. liberals are such fucked up peoples.
     
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    No, that's Freedom!
     
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    Great idea. Tobacco kills and, the cost to tax payers for medical treatment/care, a direct result of smoking, is enormous. I don't support jail for the end user, possibly a drug diversion program wherein they can learn to quit and of the health consequences if they do not. Growers of tobacco are no different than producers/traffickers of narcotics and crack.
     
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    Oregon needs to crack down on the alcohol users too, when they drink and drive they kill innocents, any news on prohibition in Oregon or are they too cowardly?
     
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    Here's a great solution. If someone chooses to smoke, then their medical care/treatment is their own expense. There's no logical, decent reason why taxpayers should be dunned to pay for anyone's self-inflicted medical issues. That is another great flaw in the government gimme programs.
     
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    well actually that would include a great many diagnoses,, we can really save money on drug abusers, alcohol abusers, STD's etc etc,, we shouldn't have to pay for attempted suicide either then huh?
     
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    Good little Nazi. How sad.
     
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    Nope. The taxpayer should not be forced to subsidize medical expenses for people whose choices have put them at risk. It isn't like the dangers of risky behavior are some big state secret any more.
     

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