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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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LindaClement
by Linda on Jan. 24, 2013 at 8:10 PM
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Now, children, what did we learn in the 1930s?



That's right: prohibition STILL doesn't work.

Questions?

lga1965
by Ruby Member on Jan. 24, 2013 at 8:12 PM

 Interesting. Hmmmm.....

I don't know how I feel about this.

apixieprincess
by Member on Jan. 24, 2013 at 8:12 PM

A year in prison for having cigarettes?  How much will that cost the Oregon taxpayers?

 

lga1965
by Ruby Member on Jan. 24, 2013 at 8:13 PM

 

Quoting Citygirlk:

I guess we're going to be seeing more shootings.

 LOL. Funny......I think.

lga1965
by Ruby Member on Jan. 24, 2013 at 8:15 PM

 

Quoting Sisteract:

They should just jack up the health insurance rates for those who smoke- like a thousand fold. And for those willing to quit by trying all means, lower those rates.

Consequences for choices made.

 That's an EXCELLENT idea !

JCB911
by Bronze Member on Jan. 24, 2013 at 8:17 PM

But why make up consquences, like jacking up insurance rates?  Smoking has consequences,  a  LOT of them.  Smokers don't need more consequences heaped on - Just let people make their own choices that affect themselves.  Silly!

Quoting Sisteract:

They should just jack up the health insurance rates for those who smoke- like a thousand fold. And for those willing to quit by trying all means, lower those rates.

Consequences for choices made.


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lga1965
by Ruby Member on Jan. 24, 2013 at 8:17 PM

 

Quoting Woodbabe:

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...

 Is OREGON supposed to do all that?   ;-)

yourspecialkid
by Platinum Member on Jan. 24, 2013 at 8:18 PM
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Quoting autodidact:

who'da thunk it? common ground . . . or grounds. 

 

 

Quoting yourspecialkid:

 

Quoting autodidact:

 

caffiene has health benefits as well. 

 

Quoting yourspecialkid:

 Given some of the stuff Oregon has passed over the last several years I can see this possibly passing.

I think it is ridiculous.  Caffeine is a drug are they going to make soda and coffee only available by prescription? 

 

 

 

 Yes it does....my morning coffee makes me a much nicer person!  It is also good for headaches.

 

 

 

 LOL!  Who would have thought!?

lga1965
by Ruby Member on Jan. 24, 2013 at 8:20 PM
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Quoting batmansgirl:

Oregon has some idiotic laws for example you cannot pump your own gas.

 The last time I drove through New Jersey they had the same thing---but that's good because I hate pumping gas. It stinks. And when it is 10 below zero, pumping your own gas sucks.

Euphoric
by Thumper kid spanks on Jan. 24, 2013 at 8:41 PM
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Quoting lga1965:

 

Quoting batmansgirl:

Oregon has some idiotic laws for example you cannot pump your own gas.

 The last time I drove through New Jersey they had the same thing---but that's good because I hate pumping gas. It stinks. And when it is 10 below zero, pumping your own gas sucks.

 I'm glad I don't have to pump my own gas. big smile mini

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