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(AP)   The end of smoking in the U.S. is near. Next up: frog-licking   (hosted.ap.org) divider line 102
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2014-02-10 09:16:19 AM
Frogs with brazilians?
 
2014-02-10 09:17:08 AM
Probably not, said Ruth Malone, editor-in-chief of the scientific journal Tobacco Control.

"In our culture, we tend to think we have a right to things even if they're terrible for us," she said.


You can take my triple fudge red velvet cake from my cold dead hands, Ruth.
 
2014-02-10 09:21:53 AM
Bullsh*t.

/dnrtfa
 
2014-02-10 09:24:45 AM
FTA: "I can't accept that we're just allowing these numbers to trickle down," he said, in a recent interview with the AP. "We believe we have the public health tools to get us to the zero level."

Why? Prohibition in all forms has always proven to be a disaster.

Kids are increasingly not starting smoking. Focus on that, rather than trying to take away one of the few things people view as pleasurable.

Let insurance companies charge a smoking surcharge if it really costs more to provide healthcare for smokers, and move onto more pressing issues.
 
2014-02-10 09:27:50 AM

miss diminutive: Probably not, said Ruth Malone, editor-in-chief of the scientific journal Tobacco Control.

"In our culture, we tend to think we have a right to things even if they're terrible for us," she said.

You can take my triple fudge red velvet cake from my cold dead hands, Ruth.


We do.
 
2014-02-10 09:30:01 AM
Winston short tips are six dollars a pack down at the local mini-mart. They get them in by the case and they sell out. To dirt poor rural folks.
Zero level my ass.
 
2014-02-10 09:30:31 AM
I'm not not licking toads.
 
2014-02-10 09:32:47 AM
Maybe they should just ban dying. I mean that is the leading cause of death after all.
 
2014-02-10 09:34:37 AM
Oh you mean cigarettes?

Phew!  I thought I'd have to give up delicious, delicious ribs!

/yes I'm fat
//why do you ask?
 
2014-02-10 09:35:56 AM

Chach: I'm not not licking toads.


your fark name reminded me of Jimmy Fallon's "Cupid's Arrow" sketch:

i98.photobucket.com
 
2014-02-10 09:37:54 AM
How bout them toad suckers, ain't they clods?
Sittin' there suckin' them green toady frogs.
Suckin' them hop toads, suckin' them chunkers,
Suckin' them leapy types, suckin' them flunkers.
Look at them toad suckers, ain't they snappy?
Suckin' them bog frogs sure makes 'em happy.
Them huggermugger toad suckers way down south,
Stickin' them sucky toads in they mouth.
How to be a toad sucker, no way to duck it,
Get yourself a toad, rare back and suck it!

~ M. Williams
 
2014-02-10 09:38:26 AM
The love of food/booze I'd not going anywhere.
 
2014-02-10 09:41:44 AM
Errr, 'it's I mean.

Stupid phone.
 
2014-02-10 09:45:26 AM

phenn: We do.

 That's right. You see, according to *Cacteau's* plan. *I'm* the enemy. Because I like to think, I like to read. I'm into freedom of speech, freedom of choice. I'm the kind if guy who would sit in the greasy spoon and think "Gee, should I have the T-bone steak or the big rack of Barbecued spare ribs with the side order of gravy fries?" I *want* high cholesterol. I want to eat bacon, butter and buckets of cheese alright? I want to smoke a Cuban cigar the size of Cincinatti in a non-smoking section. I wanna run around naked with green jell-o all over my body reading a Playboy magazine. Why? Because maybe I feel the need to okay pal? I've *seen* the future, you know what it is. It's made by a 47 year-old virgin in gray pajamas soaking in a bubble bath, drinking a broccoli milkshake and thinking "I'm an Oscar-Meyer Wiener". You wanna live on top, you gotta live Cacteau's way. What he wants, when he wants, how he wants. Your other option: come down here, maybe starve to death.


/it's sad that a satire becomes truer every day
 
2014-02-10 09:50:18 AM

Pangea: FTA: "I can't accept that we're just allowing these numbers to trickle down," he said, in a recent interview with the AP. "We believe we have the public health tools to get us to the zero level."

Why? Prohibition in all forms has always proven to be a disaster.

Kids are increasingly not starting smoking. Focus on that, rather than trying to take away one of the few things people view as pleasurable.

Let insurance companies charge a smoking surcharge if it really costs more to provide healthcare for smokers, and move onto more pressing issues.


Except guns. It'll totally work for guns.
 
2014-02-10 09:51:45 AM
FTFY: The end of smoking tobacco in the U.S. is near.

The people of Colorado and Washington are taking smoking to a higher level.
 
2014-02-10 09:53:47 AM
So they went ahead and banned flavored cigarettes a few years back, yet kept menthol.

I still fail to see why menthol wasn't included in the ban.
 
2014-02-10 09:58:22 AM
Cigars and pipes, if you please. I couldn't give less of a fark about the decline of pack-a-day smoking.

www.timswineblog.com

Never shall a filthy, adulterated "Cigarette" touch these lips.
 
2014-02-10 09:59:39 AM

WhiskeySticks: So they went ahead and banned flavored cigarettes a few years back, yet kept menthol.

I still fail to see why menthol wasn't included in the ban.


Because menthols are cool and refreshing! DUH!
/ack...
 
2014-02-10 10:06:41 AM

WhiskeySticks: So they went ahead and banned flavored cigarettes a few years back, yet kept menthol.

I still fail to see why menthol wasn't included in the ban.


I imagine $ome compen$ation may have changed hand$ at $ome point. Ju$t $peculation, of cour$e.
 
2014-02-10 10:08:06 AM
If you want to get technical, smoking is on the way out - but consumption of the substances involved - nicotine and THC - are on the rise.
 
2014-02-10 10:08:10 AM
Another day, another person trying to tell me what I'm allowed to put into my own body.

/pipe smoker since I was 16, not much into cigarettes.
 
2014-02-10 10:11:08 AM
I wrote my MPP and MP, and voiced the opinion that smoking should be a disqualifier for immigration into Canada. The associated burden of costs with smokers runs into the billions, and therefore should be regarded as an addiction. A disqualifier for Canadian immigration.
 
2014-02-10 10:14:48 AM
Less people are dying from cough, cough, smoking related illness because most of our heavy industry has been wiped out.
 
2014-02-10 10:23:37 AM

varmitydog: Winston short tips are six dollars a pack down at the local mini-mart. They get them in by the case and they sell out. To dirt poor rural folks.
Zero level my ass.


Oh, I see here the confusion comes from. When they say "zero level" they don't mean among the poor or minorities, just people who matter.
 
2014-02-10 10:24:45 AM

Deep Contact: Less people are dying from cough, cough, smoking related illness because most of our heavy industry has been wiped out.


Dont forget emmissions control devices on cars too.
 
2014-02-10 10:25:35 AM

vwarb: Another day, another person trying to tell me what I'm allowed to put into my own body.

/pipe smoker since I was 16, not much into cigarettes.


Smoking pipes since 16? You must be one sophisticated muthaf*cka
/The snifter of brandy was at 17, right?
 
2014-02-10 10:25:39 AM
That's some damn fine toad!
Skink approves
 
2014-02-10 10:29:46 AM
I wonder where they will make up all that lost tax revenue...
 
2014-02-10 10:34:15 AM

whosits_112: vwarb: Another day, another person trying to tell me what I'm allowed to put into my own body.

/pipe smoker since I was 16, not much into cigarettes.

Smoking pipes since 16? You must be one sophisticated muthaf*cka
/The snifter of brandy was at 17, right?


I suppose that phrasing does sound a bit arrogant, considering I'm only in my mid twenties. I switched to a pipe when taxes on cigarettes went up. Cheaper and tastes better. Never understood the idea that it's "sophisticated."
 
2014-02-10 10:37:03 AM

debug: I wonder where they will make up all that lost tax revenue...


Savings in health care costs when we go single payer?
 
2014-02-10 10:39:42 AM
static.tvtropes.org
 
2014-02-10 10:45:01 AM
"They can have my frog when they pry it from my cold, dead, tongue"
  - Philip Seymour Hoffman
 
2014-02-10 10:48:23 AM
image01.lyrics.com
 
2014-02-10 10:49:59 AM

vwarb: whosits_112: vwarb: Another day, another person trying to tell me what I'm allowed to put into my own body.

/pipe smoker since I was 16, not much into cigarettes.

Smoking pipes since 16? You must be one sophisticated muthaf*cka
/The snifter of brandy was at 17, right?

I suppose that phrasing does sound a bit arrogant, considering I'm only in my mid twenties. I switched to a pipe when taxes on cigarettes went up. Cheaper and tastes better. Never understood the idea that it's "sophisticated."


Pipe smoker here. I know a few guys who bought cheap pipes and gave it a go because "Haha look at how old timey and sophisticated we are". They didn't stick with it long. I enjoy a pipe because it is a good way to relax. I rarely smoke it in public and don't much care how it makes me look.

Took it up about a year ago. Tolkien may be partially responsible.
 
2014-02-10 10:50:23 AM
Good. Keep your disgusting, fowl smelling addiction in your own home. Sick of having to hold my breath to walk into a building or deal with addicts throwing their butts/packaging out the car windows. Your habit causes cancer in other people, but feel free to wave that 'Don't tread on me' flag around like someone is taking away your basic freedoms, because we all know how oppressed you are when you have to walk a hundred steps to the designated addict spot to get your fix. Oh, and by the way, maybe after you are done with your 5th smoke break of the day at the office, and all the non-smokers are plugging away because they aren't compelled to go inhale tar, you could thank them for picking up your slack.

/goddamn right I'm mad
//flame on - come at me bros
 
2014-02-10 10:54:04 AM
Jesse Stuart and his tells about frog trouncing in the Kentucky back woods.

/obscure?
 
2014-02-10 10:58:12 AM

EvilAvatar: Good. Keep your disgusting, fowl smelling addiction in your own home. Sick of having to hold my breath to walk into a building or deal with addicts throwing their butts/packaging out the car windows. Your habit causes cancer in other people, but feel free to wave that 'Don't tread on me' flag around like someone is taking away your basic freedoms, because we all know how oppressed you are when you have to walk a hundred steps to the designated addict spot to get your fix. Oh, and by the way, maybe after you are done with your 5th smoke break of the day at the office, and all the non-smokers are plugging away because they aren't compelled to go inhale tar, you could thank them for picking up your slack.

/goddamn right I'm mad
//flame on - come at me bros


You seem tense. You should take up an activity that calms people down.
 
2014-02-10 10:59:58 AM

EvilAvatar: Good. Keep your disgusting, fowl smelling addiction in your own home. Sick of having to hold my breath to walk into a building or deal with addicts throwing their butts/packaging out the car windows. Your habit causes cancer in other people, but feel free to wave that 'Don't tread on me' flag around like someone is taking away your basic freedoms, because we all know how oppressed you are when you have to walk a hundred steps to the designated addict spot to get your fix. Oh, and by the way, maybe after you are done with your 5th smoke break of the day at the office, and all the non-smokers are plugging away because they aren't compelled to go inhale tar, you could thank them for picking up your slack.

/goddamn right I'm mad
//flame on - come at me bros


I thought this discussion centered on tobacco and frog licking -- when did chickens and turkeys come into play?
 
2014-02-10 11:03:52 AM

debug: I wonder where they will make up all that lost tax revenue...


Exactly...  tobacco products aren't going anywhere:

http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/taxfacts/displayafact.cfm?Docid=403
 
2014-02-10 11:04:24 AM
Me: "Do you mind if I smoke?"
Master Sergeant: "I don't care if you burn."
 
2014-02-10 11:06:44 AM
Gary-L~

Nice catch.
 
2014-02-10 11:08:19 AM
I'm not not licking frogs.....
 
2014-02-10 11:28:36 AM

tcaptain: Oh you mean cigarettes?

Phew!  I thought I'd have to give up delicious, delicious ribs!

/yes I'm fat
//why do you ask?


I was afraid they meant poles...
 
2014-02-10 11:33:19 AM
Pipe smoker here. I remember when Hilliary was pushing *her* healthcare plan, and it included a $100/lb. pipe tobacco tax, under the logic that teenagers would just switch to pipes if cig taxes got too high. I always wondered how it would've looked, walking though the 7-11 parking lot, with teenagers standing/sitting around, placidly puffing their pipes.....

/prolly would have yapped less, been more thoughtful
 
2014-02-10 11:41:05 AM
They're actually pretty good for curing high fevers.  But only when they're frozen.
 
2014-02-10 12:02:51 PM

Pangea: FTA: "I can't accept that we're just allowing these numbers to trickle down," he said, in a recent interview with the AP. "We believe we have the public health tools to get us to the zero level."

Why? Prohibition in all forms has always proven to be a disaster.

Kids are increasingly not starting smoking. Focus on that, rather than trying to take away one of the few things people view as pleasurable.

Let insurance companies charge a smoking surcharge if it really costs more to provide healthcare for smokers, and move onto more pressing issues.


The 'zero level' mentality is why neither gun or abortion control advocates come across as believable when they say there's no ultimate intention to take away guns / ban abortions. Passionately commit to a particular cause and it becomes very easy to let the desire to eradicate an activity viewed as 'bad' override the ability to respect the right of others to undertake that activity.
 
2014-02-10 12:12:36 PM

miss diminutive: Probably not, said Ruth Malone, editor-in-chief of the scientific journal Tobacco Control.

"In our culture, we tend to think we have a right to things even if they're terrible for us," she said.

You can take my triple fudge red velvet cake from my cold dead hands, Ruth.


Whenever people mention cake flavors that are on a Betty Crocker box, I throw up a little.
That oversweet bread taste, slimy veg oil on the frosting that's more like oversweetened veg oil.
 
2014-02-10 12:15:54 PM

mr0x: miss diminutive: Probably not, said Ruth Malone, editor-in-chief of the scientific journal Tobacco Control.

"In our culture, we tend to think we have a right to things even if they're terrible for us," she said.

You can take my triple fudge red velvet cake from my cold dead hands, Ruth.

Whenever people mention cake flavors that are on a Betty Crocker box, I throw up a little.
That oversweet bread taste, slimy veg oil on the frosting that's more like oversweetened veg oil.


For the love of god stop!

www.nerdtopiacast.com
 
2014-02-10 12:17:49 PM
pbfcomics.com
 
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