Wednesday, November 07, 2012

CANCER STIX STAY WINNING IN MISSOURI!!!



A bit of anti-tax victory for smokers and their impending tumors . . .

Missouri keeps tobacco tax as the lowest in the nation

While I'm happy about the anti-tax message this vote might encourage . . . The victory really just costs Missouri in the long run when victims of the Big Tobacco Industry end up in hospital emergency rooms and taking up indigent care cash while coughing up blood.

Long story short . . .

SMOKING CIGARETTES KILLS PEOPLE OVER TIME AND THE ANTI-TAX PROP B VOTE MIGHT JUST ENCOURAGE THE STUPID CONSUMPTION OF THESE COFFIN NAILS!!!

Please don't give me that "liberty" B.S., because in this instance the argument is only in service of lung cancer according to science.

11 Comments:

Anonymous said...

The anti-tax, anti-Obamacare Teabaggers are the first ones at the trough when their smoking related diseases burden out health care system.

Tea-party = leeches.

Anonymous said...

Fast Food and Alcohol is good. Smoking bad.

Anonymous said...

Stupid, fucking stupid. And I smoke.

Anonymous said...

Missouri also needs to offer cigarettes with food stamps and welfare recipients.

Anonymous said...

JOINT STATEMENT ON THE RE-ASSESSMENT OF THE TOXICOLOGICAL TESTING OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS"
7 October, the COT meeting on 26 October and the COC meeting on 18
November 2004.



http://cot.food.gov.uk/pdfs/cotstatementtobacco0409


"5. The Committees commented that tobacco smoke was a highly complex chemical mixture and that the causative agents for smoke induced diseases (such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, effects on reproduction and on offspring) was unknown. The mechanisms by which tobacco induced adverse effects were not established. The best information related to tobacco smoke - induced lung cancer, but even in this instance a detailed mechanism was not available. The Committees therefore agreed that on the basis of current knowledge it would be very difficult to identify a toxicological testing strategy or a biomonitoring approach for use in volunteer studies with smokers where the end-points determined or biomarkers measured were predictive of the overall burden of tobacco-induced adverse disease."

In other words ... our first hand smoke theory is so lame we can't even design a bogus lab experiment to prove it. In fact ... we don't even know how tobacco does all of the magical things we claim it does.

The greatest threat to the second hand theory is the weakness of the first hand theory.

Anonymous said...

Isn't everybody looking forward to Ruckus tomorrow night? Between Mary's gloating and Yael's pouting over Prop B it's gonna be a hoot.

Anonymous said...

More good news.

Vicious antismoker and former Surgeon General Richard Carmona (D) was defeated in Arizona for a Senate seat by Jeff Flake (R). Jeff Flake was a regular member of Ron Paul’s congressional Liberty Caucus. That’s a two-fer.

In case you don’t recall the name Carmona perhaps this will fill in the blanks. As per Richard Carmona:

There is No Risk-Free Level of Exposure to Secondhand Smoke.

The U.S. Surgeon General has concluded that breathing even a little secondhand smoke poses a risk to your health.

In earlier testimony before the U.S. Congress, Carmona stated that he would not object to a ban on all tobacco products “if Congress chose to go that way.” The Bush Administration distanced itself from this statement.

May he console himself over this humiliating defeat by taking a long nature walk out into the Arizona desert with a leaky water canteen.

Anonymous said...

Of course smoking is bad for you/others. When are you all going to figure out that smokers don't give a shit? Save your studies.

Anonymous said...

Smokers die younger. Don't take up as much in social services. It's a balance.

Anonymous said...

It wasnt about cigarettes or smoking or liberty or political parties. People are fed up with high taxes and they werent going to pass a tax increase regardless of what it was for.

Anonymous said...

Smoke Dope lets pass that. Smoke cigarettes bad deal.