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Bill proposed in Oregon would make cigarettes prescription-only drugs

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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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by Bronze Member on Jan. 25, 2013 at 10:18 AM
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This is just plain stupid . Unless they want to make alcohol by subscription as well I don't see this passing ever
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by Angie on Jan. 25, 2013 at 11:39 AM

I'm stunned at  the overreach the  government tries to pull over.  Isn't this the state that only just legalized pot, or one of them?  Maybe they'd like to ban coffee next or put a limit on how much you are allowed to consume per day.  This is just ASS.

by Silver Member on Jan. 25, 2013 at 11:52 AM

Quoting JCB911:

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.

Actually, I just read an article on my Comcast news page that indicated that part of the ACA ALLOWS for insurance companies to charge significantly more in premiums to Smokers.  It is also escalated based on the age of the smoker.  So a 60 year old smoker would pay more than a 30 year old smoker because they figure medical issues will begin to arise as a smoker ages.

I would copy and paste the article, but for some reason my brower will not allow me to and I haven't had time to figure out why.  I was actually surprised to not see the article posted already.

The numbers were in the area of a 50% increase in premiums.  

by Lawyerupbeeches on Jan. 25, 2013 at 12:49 PM
Don't see this happening anytime soon.
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by Member on Jan. 25, 2013 at 2:00 PM
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Don't worry a few years back I was taking care of my grandma, we went to the gas station and she asked if I knew how to pump. Talked to my dad and it turns out my grandma had NEVER filled the gas tank.  

Quoting 1Giovanni:

I like that one too. When I was in Flordia I had no clue how to pump my own gas. Thank goodness that my aunt from MN new how. She showed me and I felt so stupid. lol. Now I can say I can pump gas now.  I am 40 years old never pumped my own gas unil this last nov. lol

Quoting Euphoric:

 I personally like that one.

Quoting batmansgirl:

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


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