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Oregon bill would make cigarettes prescription-only

Postby jimsenchuk » Jan 24th, 2013, 12:50 am

Do you all think this is a good idea for the war on smokers?

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."

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Re: Bill proposed in Oregon would make cigarettes prescripti

Postby UltraViolet » Jan 24th, 2013, 12:52 pm

Some people are completely cracking up!
Some people have nothing better to do!

This is the stupidest thing I have heard of!
Out of 100 people in Kelowna, 25 are normal and 75 are out of control idiots and don't even know it!
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Re: Oregon bill would make cigarettes prescription-only

Postby ifwisheswerehorses » Jan 24th, 2013, 7:06 pm

It's all about the money, tobacco companies can charge more, the pharmacy can charge more and then there's all the billing charges for the doctors. The whole health angle is a nice little smokescreen.
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Re: Oregon bill would make cigarettes prescription-only

Postby juz516 » Jan 24th, 2013, 7:22 pm

Do you all think this is a good idea for the war on smokers?


So this is not a "war" on smoking....or cigarettes....but on Smokers...humans....fellow man? LOLOL really!
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Re: Bill proposed in Oregon would make cigarettes prescripti

Postby jimsenchuk » Jan 25th, 2013, 1:15 am

UltraViolet wrote:Some people are completely cracking up!
Some people have nothing better to do!

This is the stupidest thing I have heard of!


Yup, pretty stupid alright, what will they think of next eh! :coffeecanuck:
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