Jump to content
Attention: In order to reply to messages, create topics, have access to other features of the community you must sign up for an account.

Obama's Tobacco Law


East New York

Recommended Posts

By Stephen Collinson (AFP) – Jun 22, 2009

 

WASHINGTON (AFP) — US President Barack Obama Monday signed into law a bill giving the government historic powers to curb cigarette makers, declaring the move emblematic of the change he is bringing to Washington.

 

Obama affixed his signature to the measure with a nod to his own struggles to kick the habit, and lamented the fact that 1,000 people under the age of 18 become regular smokers every day, courting a range of grave health risks.

 

"I know, I was one of these teenagers, and so I know how difficult it can be to break this habit when it's been with you for a long time," Obama said.

 

"I also know that kids today don't just start smoking for no reason -- they're aggressively targeted as customers by the tobacco industry.

 

"They're exposed to a constant and insidious barrage of advertising where they live, where they learn, and where they play."

 

The law grants the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a regulatory body, the authority to ban flavorings added to some tobacco products and require tough new warning labels, in a bid to lessen tobacco use among young people.

 

Obama argued that the bill's passage was just the latest sign that he was living up to his promise to forge fundamental political reform.

 

 

Why are cigarettes still legal??? That's what I want to know! If you would like to read the entire article, you can do so here: http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gcs2w_LbIHF2DQk1ZB4jcVY3yYCg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Sort of reminds you of Waco, doesn't it?

 

The "community organizer" from Chicago has come along way... Oh there was another large shoot out in Chi-town, something like 11 dead and 40+ wounded.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The "community organizer" from Chicago has come along way... Oh there was another large shoot out in Chi-town, something like 11 dead and 40+ wounded.

 

40 wounded, holy f**k.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

You'll live a bit longer or have a better quality of life.

 

I look at it from an economic point of view. Why pay money to harm my body? If I want to f**k myself up, i'll go dance on the railroad tracks during rush hour.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I look at it from an economic point of view. Why pay money to harm my body? If I want to f**k myself up, i'll go dance on the railroad tracks during rush hour.

 

and unlike smoking the rest of us wont be subject to higher taxes and insurance premiums to pay for your goddamn radiation and chemo when you get cancer

 

who said taxing cancer sticks was bad?

 

ps dan you gotta find a new vice man...even if its hookers and u get a bj operating them trucks just make sure it aint smoke, save yourself the dough and give urself a longer life haha

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Oh please,we are all going to die why let some rich politician make decisions as to how we spend our free time. No matter what vices you have,or even if you have none,we all are just killing time til the end.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.