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Smoking in the news

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  1. efreeman75
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    07 Feb
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    So I've been away for a bit and finally getting a chance to catch up on some news and a couple of articles naturally caught my attention.

    First, an Ohio father boards a train with his infant child in a carrier.  Places the carrier on a seat and leaves the train to catch a quick smoke on the platform.  You guessed it - doors close and train leaves - with father on platform and baby in train.  It is a real addiction that would have us leave our children on a public train while we go quickly inhale a couple of poisonous breaths.

    Secondly, there is a proposed government Bill in Hawaii that would raise the legal smoking age to 100.  That's right, you would have to be 100 years old to smoke in Hawaii.  The state reasons they are charged with the authority and responsibility to protect citizens' health.  Much less harmful narcotics require a prescription, so why can tobacco be purchased without.  My thought, I wonder how many smokers get to be 100 years old?

    Smoking is a crazy addiction that everyone here has the power to end.
    Last modified on 07 Feb 2019 11:46 by efreeman75
  2. atp
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    07 Feb in reply to efreeman75
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    I can't agree with you more about it being a really bad addiction. 

    I suspect most smokers have done something similar- duck out for a smoke when we probably shouldn't have. We put our addiction above everything else. I know that years ago when my kids were smaller there were times I popped outside for a smoke leaving them unattended, just lucky that nothing happened. 

    Since quitting smoking that is one thing I have been coming to grips with is how much my addiction cost me in terms of missing out on things, etc. 

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