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The Feds Really Don’t Want
You to Smoke at Work

Washington Free Beacon, by Elizabeth Harrington

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 8/21/2014 11:54:36 AM

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is seeking to ban all tobacco use at every work place in the country, including businesses that operate primarily outdoors. The agency published a Current Intelligence Bulletin (CIB) on Friday that would advise the few workplaces that still allow smoking to end the practice, specifically targeting blue-collar workers in the construction and mining industries. The document, which will be open to public comment for 30 days, provided multiple recommendations from the CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Among them: ban smoking in outdoor work areas and have bosses ask

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I certainly can understand no smoking in offices. I remember the days (back in the dark ages) where it looked like a bar scene with a blue haze everywhere and ashtrays were overflowing when smoking was permitted at work. To ban outdoor smoking is ridiculous. This is just the beginning. They will start with food and beverages next, they already have. The Marxists will stop at nothing in their quest to control everything you do, e.g. Obamacare.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mc squared, 8/21/2014 12:53:13 PM     (No. 9975241)

Smoking is declining but Government will keep its coffers filled with Mary Jane sales.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: Lalo, 8/21/2014 12:56:30 PM     (No. 9975248)

As a former smoker with damaged lungs, I would love never to encounter cigarette smoke again - but not based on federal edict. Rather than promote some of the inane TV ads the feds do, I wouldn´t mind a revival of anti-smoking ads and also bans at the local level.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Phooey, 8/21/2014 12:57:41 PM     (No. 9975251)

OP, I always stop/read your comments. You remind me of ´Photoonist´.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: miceal, 8/21/2014 12:59:11 PM     (No. 9975255)

They just want the taxes generated from the sales. I suspect at some point they will figure out a way to tax former smokers for causing a loss of revenue....?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Coy860, 8/21/2014 1:07:08 PM     (No. 9975269)

#4. Although I don´t have Obamacare..I no longer will answer any smoking questions on any forms in a Doctor´s office. I have the utmost respect for Doctors, but simply will not put in writing anything regarding smoking. Out of FEAR of my government.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: marthaville, 8/21/2014 1:17:48 PM     (No. 9975285)

If the federal government, or any state, do not want people to use tobacco, then ban it. And ban marijuana while they are at it. They do not have the guts to forgo the taxes.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: zoidberg, 8/21/2014 1:25:44 PM     (No. 9975298)

From what I saw in the article, it´s not even about second-hand smoke. They even want it banned in areas with separate ventilation systems. It´s all about control.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: relyabill, 8/21/2014 2:11:46 PM     (No. 9975350)

It´s pretty obvious at this point our government forgot it´s main purpose of promoting Life, Liberty & Pursuit of Happiness for Americans.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: chumley, 8/21/2014 3:36:16 PM     (No. 9975494)

OP, its not just the beginning. The beginning was 50 years ago. We are near the end game of total control over the population. It starts with just one "reasonable" infringement and snowballs to complete bans. It is a tried and true method that stupid people fall for every time. It can involve guns, smoking, fuel economy, light bulbs, or anything else.
Shrivel up and die you filthy communists.

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