View Full Version : Bill proposed in Oregon would make cigarettes prescription-only drugs

01-24-2013, 11:51 AM

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. Read More>http://www.kptv.com/story/20662618/bill-proposed-in-oregon-would-make-cigarettes-prescription-only-drugs
If I had it to do over again now, I probably wouldn't have quit smoking or drinking, Who wants to live to 90 in this nazi hell hole the liberals are creating.

01-27-2013, 12:49 AM
OTOH ----

The price is going up - big time

Obamacare to Hit Smokers with Huge Penalties (http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Obamacare-Smokers-Huge-Penalties/2013/01/26/id/487522)

The Affordable Care Act — "Obamacare" to its detractors — allows health insurers to charge smokers buying individual policies up to 50 percent higher premiums starting next Jan. 1.

For a 55-year-old smoker, the penalty could reach nearly $4,250 a year. A 60-year-old could wind up paying nearly $5,100 on top of premiums.

I wouldn't want to leave my non-smoker family behind without me in this country today.

01-27-2013, 12:57 AM
Without preexisting conditions Obamacare is cleverly eliminating a group of insurers who will drive up the cost of the insurance program. It's insurance for all----unless you smoke.

Maybe we should all buy stock in manufacturers of smoking cessation programs. I wonder what their answer will be to smokers who have to go to the hospital. Will they have debtor prisons (or substandard hospitals) for the "bad" people.

I wonder what they'll do to people already on Medicare? Will they deny them coverage?