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Bill proposed in Oregon would make cigarettes prescription-only drugs

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What are your thoughts on this? 

http://www.kptv.com/story/20662618/bill-proposed-in-oregon-would-make-cigarettes-prescription-only-drugs

SALEM, OR (KPTV) -

If you're a regular smoker, you may want to keep an eye on a new bill in the Oregon Legislature.

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.

Under the proposal, offenders would face maximum punishments of one year in prison, a $6,250 fine or both. 

Other drugs and substances that are considered Schedule III controlled substances are ketamine, lysergic acid and anabolic steroids.

"The State Board of Pharmacy may adopt rules placing requirements and limitations on the sale or transfer of products containing nicotine," the bill's text says.


"I think it's pretty crazy," said Juan Silva of Salem. "I don't see it going through. It's going to be something to watch for, but I don't think it'll pass."

Others see the proposal differently.

"I hope it passes and I hope people actually think about it," said Rick Cannon of Salem. "You know there's less and less smokers everyday because they know how bad it is for them, so I just hope people wake up and realize how bad it actually is for them."


 Sexy If its unladylike, fattening or fun, I'm in!
  

by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 8:25 AM
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SWasson
by Bronze Member on Jan. 24, 2013 at 10:29 AM

For some reason, there are still nonsmokers who think smokers don't know cigarettes are bad for them.

Farmlady09
by Silver Member on Jan. 24, 2013 at 12:18 PM

Since it's legal to grow your own tobacco in all 50 states (as long as you don't sell any), I wonder how that's going to work.

JakeandEmmasMom
by Platinum Member on Jan. 24, 2013 at 12:25 PM
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 It will never pass.

pamelax3
by Gold Member on Jan. 24, 2013 at 12:28 PM

You gotta love government!

wickedfiress
by Kellie on Jan. 24, 2013 at 12:30 PM
What a waste of time and money. I would be writing my officials complaining about wasted man hours.
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GoddessNDaRuff
by Silver Member on Jan. 24, 2013 at 12:34 PM

this is kind of funny.

AdellesMom
by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 12:35 PM
I don't think it will pass.

Stupid bill. lol
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GoddessNDaRuff
by Silver Member on Jan. 24, 2013 at 12:36 PM


Quoting radioheid:

 LOL Yeah, *THAT* is gonna pass.

We need to END the war on drugs, not escalate it!

I think that is the point. how many of these hilarious bills have we seen in the past year or so?

kailu1835
by Ruby Member on Jan. 24, 2013 at 2:37 PM
I would love to see how any doctor would prescribe this. How is smoking beneficial by any wild stretch of the imagination? It has only harmful affects.
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Woodbabe
by Woodie on Jan. 24, 2013 at 4:06 PM

I think its hilarious that they have the time to press for all kinds of crazy legislation but not the time or money to fix the economy, create jobs, feed the hungry, etc...

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