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(AZCentral)   It's come to this: County in Arizona will stop hiring smokers and begin testing all employees for nicotine in their blood   (azcentral.com) divider line 434
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2014-08-06 03:32:04 AM  
www.jamspreader.com
 
2014-08-06 07:20:46 AM  

dookdookdook:


Wait until your favorite vice is in the crosshairs of people who can't mind their own farking business. Your tune will change quickly.
 
2014-08-06 07:24:51 AM  
Even as a rabid non-smoker, this is over-the-top.
 
2014-08-06 07:25:12 AM  
wow. I would *really* hate to have ebola in AZ.
 
2014-08-06 07:26:42 AM  
Don't smoke none and there wont be none.
 
2014-08-06 07:28:43 AM  
Thanks Obama Hobby Lobby
 
2014-08-06 07:30:40 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: Wait until your favorite vice is in the crosshairs of people who can't mind their own farking business. Your tune will change quickly.


If I and others like me refused to confine the exercise of our favorite vice to a dark, private room and instead insisted on walking around in public spewing disgusting substances over anyone within firing range, endangering people's health and soiling their clothing, I would expect the authorities to intervene fairly quickly.
 
2014-08-06 07:47:36 AM  
I see a really great "Second-Hand" smoke lawsuit in the future.
 
2014-08-06 07:50:20 AM  
Good! Smoking is a disgusting, vile, stinky habit. Plus it ruins the interior of vehicles.
 
2014-08-06 07:50:30 AM  

dookdookdook: If I and others like me refused to confine the exercise of our favorite vice to a dark, private room and instead insisted on walking around in public spewing disgusting substances over anyone within firing range, endangering people's health and soiling their clothing, I would expect the authorities to intervene fairly quickly.


Fapping?
 
2014-08-06 07:51:10 AM  
No dumber than testing for marijuana use off the clock.

On the other hand,  just as pants-on-head retarded as  testing for marijuana use off the clock.

Which is, y'know, pretty farking stupid.  90% of companies don't do it even when they're technically legally obligated to, I've had two-year contracts where my employer just "never got around to it".
 
2014-08-06 07:51:18 AM  

dookdookdook: FirstNationalBastard: Wait until your favorite vice is in the crosshairs of people who can't mind their own farking business. Your tune will change quickly.

If I and others like me refused to confine the exercise of our favorite vice to a dark, private room and instead insisted on walking around in public spewing disgusting substances over anyone within firing range, endangering people's health and soiling their clothing, I would expect the authorities to intervene fairly quickly.


God, you must be a blast at parties.
 
2014-08-06 07:51:54 AM  
Every time I bring this up, people cry "Prohibition failed" but really cigaretts need to be banned. Each year they're is more and more smoking regulations and it's already proven that smoking is bad for you. Besides s, at this point politicians are using the usually high cigarette taxes as a tax on those with an an addiction. If they really want to cut cigarette related deaths, then smoking would be outlawed instead of just raising taxes.
 
2014-08-06 07:52:46 AM  
Additionally, Arizona is among 21 states that do not protect the rights tobacco and nicotine users, according to the proposal.

Wait, there are 29 states that protect smokers? Like a class of people or what?
 
2014-08-06 07:52:57 AM  
On the one hand, Arizona should be sold to Mexico. (Irony....)

On the other hand...I got nothing.
 
2014-08-06 07:54:21 AM  
Hmm- A county decides to not hire people who have an addiction that is medically proven to increase their health risks, thereby increasing the counties health insurance costs.... sounds like good, fiscally responsible government to me. Which is why the resident republicans will be totally against this, I'm sure.
 
2014-08-06 07:56:10 AM  
Not hiring people who smoke ont heir own time is farked up.

Telling people they will be shiatcanned if they are farking off to smoke or stinking up the office is another matter.


Lots of smokers are gross, but I have worked with peopel and had no idea they smoked for the first year are so, no problem with those guys.
 
2014-08-06 07:57:53 AM  
If someone else pays for your health care , don't be surprised when they take an interest in your health that may seem invasive.
 
2014-08-06 07:58:23 AM  
Seems extreme. Better to just gouge them on insurance to discourage them from even applying. Or encourage them to quit. But they won't do that because being proudly addicted to a drug is what real freedom is about.
 
kab
2014-08-06 07:58:25 AM  
Swell idea.  They should do the same thing for folks who drink, even occasionally.

I mean, we're trying to build this society of fitterhappiermoreproductive types under the delusion of lower health care costs, right?  Go all in, I say.
 
2014-08-06 07:58:46 AM  
Next up BMI, family medical history, colonoscopies just to submit a resume.
 
2014-08-06 08:02:02 AM  
As I said in in another thread, we've crested the slippery slope.

1. Cigarettes/tobacco products - check
2. Any device delivering nicotine - next
3. All alcoholic beverages -next
4. All sugar-containing foods - next
5. All fat-laden foods - next
6. Sedentary lifestyles - next
7. Beliefs contrary to the preferred religion
8. Opinions contrary to the state
9. ?
10. Profit!
 
2014-08-06 08:02:33 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Next up BMI, family medical history, colonoscopies just to submit a resume.


With color pictures for that last one.

"Look, no polyps!"

"Welcome to the team!"
 
2014-08-06 08:02:46 AM  
My fiance has 1 semester left until she becomes an RN. Ohio, and Michigan no longer hire nurses who smoke. /We want to quit anyway, but that seems draconian
 
2014-08-06 08:03:00 AM  
I'm fine with this, as long as I can refuse to hire fatties with high cholesterol or triglycerides.
 
2014-08-06 08:03:01 AM  

skinink: Every time I bring this up, people cry "Prohibition failed" but really cigaretts need to be banned. Each year they're is more and more smoking regulations and it's already proven that smoking is bad for you. Besides s, at this point politicians are using the usually high cigarette taxes as a tax on those with an an addiction. If they really want to cut cigarette related deaths, then smoking would be outlawed instead of just raising taxes.


Cue cigarette runners delivering homemade, unregulated, will probably kill you quicker than the current ones, cigarettes.  Speakeasy smokers bars will be built underground.  

The news will always show videos of revenuers making periodic raids on gap-toothed wild eyed wheezing rednecks armed with shotguns, while the rest of the raids against suburban clean shaven, have all their teeth, cigarette dealers will hardly ever make it to tv. Because that's not sensationalist.
 
2014-08-06 08:03:24 AM  
It's Arizona. If you live there, you deserve what you get.
 
2014-08-06 08:04:13 AM  
In today's day and age of alternative nicotine delivery systems, how could a failed test prove smoking?  What about chew, snuff, patches, vaping, gum, etc?
 
2014-08-06 08:04:17 AM  
Tomatoes, potatoes, cauliflower, and green peppers all contain nicotine.
 
2014-08-06 08:04:48 AM  

Pick: Good! Smoking is a disgusting, vile, stinky habit. Plus it ruins the interior of vehicles.


If they own their own cars, and ruin their own interiors, how exactly does this affect your car
 
2014-08-06 08:04:51 AM  

skinink: Every time I bring this up, people cry "Prohibition failed" but really cigaretts need to be banned. Each year they're is more and more smoking regulations and it's already proven that smoking is bad for you. Besides s, at this point politicians are using the usually high cigarette taxes as a tax on those with an an addiction. If they really want to cut cigarette related deaths, then smoking would be outlawed instead of just raising taxes.


No, cigarettes should not be banned and the reason is Prohibition Failed.  With prohibition the usage just goes underground.  Look at how effective marijuana prohibition works.  On the other hand, through social engineering you make smoking socially uncool to smoke and through taxation you can make it expensive to start.  You can prevent more teens from starting and reduce the number of smokers.

If you can reduce the number of smokers between the ages of 15 and 25 then you will reduce the number of smokers over the long term.
 
2014-08-06 08:04:59 AM  

skinink: Every time I bring this up, people cry "Prohibition failed" but really cigaretts need to be banned. Each year they're is more and more smoking regulations and it's already proven that smoking is bad for you. Besides s, at this point politicians are using the usually high cigarette taxes as a tax on those with an an addiction. If they really want to cut cigarette related deaths, then smoking would be outlawed instead of just raising taxes.


Cigarette use has been steadily dropping for decades without criminalizing nicotine addicts and here you are recommending the dumbest prohibition effort yet. I hope you are being facetious.
 
2014-08-06 08:05:30 AM  
Oh man, wait until they figure out that people die in car accidents, too.
 
2014-08-06 08:05:42 AM  

kab: Swell idea.  They should do the same thing for folks who drink, even occasionally.

I mean, we're trying to build this society of fitterhappiermoreproductive types under the delusion of lower health care costs, right?  Go all in, I say.


I think we should raise the rates on fat people and those that tan. Hey fark it, if you have over 5 speeding tickets in the last 5 years you should pay more or lose your job, since you are high risk. Live in a neighborhood with a higher crime rate than the others=Fired
 
2014-08-06 08:06:17 AM  

Ooba Tooba: My fiance has 1 semester left until she becomes an RN. Ohio, and Michigan no longer hire nurses who smoke. /We want to quit anyway, but that seems draconian


That is one of the professiosn where it makes sense, imho.


Most hospitals have a no smoking in x feet thing, so you are talking a big walk if you do it on the job.

Also you have them working with people who may have been smokers who no can't smoke and it is farked up to have them smell it.
 
2014-08-06 08:07:13 AM  

kab: Swell idea.  They should do the same thing for folks who drink, even occasionally.

I mean, we're trying to build this society of fitterhappiermoreproductive types under the delusion of lower health care costs, right?  Go all in, I say.


Perhaps they should include a general fitness test. Nothing too hard...just maybe like running a slow mile. Oh, and take BMI into account, of course.
 
2014-08-06 08:07:36 AM  

vudukungfu: dookdookdook: If I and others like me refused to confine the exercise of our favorite vice to a dark, private room and instead insisted on walking around in public spewing disgusting substances over anyone within firing range, endangering people's health and soiling their clothing, I would expect the authorities to intervene fairly quickly.

Fapping?


Farting. DerpDerpDerp
 
2014-08-06 08:07:54 AM  
At first I was a little upset and then I understood, but didn't like it, then it all made sense and seemed perfectly cogent, but then I got a little angry again, but mostly

ghare: It's Arizona. If you live there, you deserve what you get.

 
2014-08-06 08:08:03 AM  
Smokers should just have to pay the *MASSIVE* extra health care costs associated with their habit.  And be fined if they're found to be doing it in public.
 
2014-08-06 08:09:34 AM  

liam76: Ooba Tooba: My fiance has 1 semester left until she becomes an RN. Ohio, and Michigan no longer hire nurses who smoke. /We want to quit anyway, but that seems draconian

That is one of the professiosn where it makes sense, imho.


Most hospitals have a no smoking in x feet thing, so you are talking a big walk if you do it on the job.

Also you have them working with people who may have been smokers who no can't smoke and it is farked up to have them smell it.


Her last employer was a auto parts manufacturer. You had to pull 100ft off of their property line to suck on a cancer stick.
 
2014-08-06 08:11:09 AM  

skinink: Every time I bring this up, people cry "Prohibition failed"


Probably because people are already smuggling cigarettes into the US and between the states just to dodge the existing regulations and tariffs on the order of like a buck a pack.  New York, for instance, has a substantial black market in the things.

It's pretty clear how effective a ban would be just from current conditions alone.

// Plus... usage has been dropping as other drugs become the recreational drug of choice, especially marijuana.  Why bother with that much hassle for something that's happening anyhow?
 
2014-08-06 08:11:21 AM  

Ooba Tooba: My fiance has 1 semester left until she becomes an RN. Ohio, and Michigan no longer hire nurses who smoke. /We want to quit anyway, but that seems draconian


All nurses who smoke as part of their training should be assigned to a terminal cancer ward for minimum 6 months. If that doesn't stop them nothing will.

/ itworked for a relative of mine.
 
2014-08-06 08:11:27 AM  

Ooba Tooba: Her last employer was a auto parts manufacturer. You had to pull 100ft off of their property line to suck on a cancer stick


Wow, I work around some places that have 25 or 50, never seen 100.

Peopel follow that whent he weather was shiat?
 
2014-08-06 08:11:35 AM  

stpauler: Thanks Obama Hobby Lobby


Umm... what? Anti smoking measures in business existed years before ACA and have shiat all to do with RFRA. Ignorant blather from the left i guess.
 
2014-08-06 08:12:04 AM  
dookdookdook:

If I and others like me refused to confine the exercise of our favorite vice to a dark, private room and instead insisted on walking around in public spewing disgusting substances over anyone within firing range, endangering people's health and soiling their clothing, I would expect the authorities to intervene fairly quickly.

The fuzz would have to shutdown every Chipotle or at the very least ban me from entering...
 
2014-08-06 08:12:30 AM  
Welcome to the Land of the Free. Can't wait for the mandatory exercise.
 
2014-08-06 08:12:30 AM  

Deep Contact: Tomatoes, potatoes, cauliflower, and green peppers all contain nicotine.


1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-08-06 08:14:14 AM  

dookdookdook: FirstNationalBastard: Wait until your favorite vice is in the crosshairs of people who can't mind their own farking business. Your tune will change quickly.

If I and others like me refused to confine the exercise of our favorite vice to a dark, private room and instead insisted on walking around in public spewing disgusting substances over anyone within firing range, endangering people's health and soiling their clothing, I would expect the authorities to intervene fairly quickly.


Sounds like Mardi Gras to me.
 
2014-08-06 08:14:21 AM  

ghare: It's Arizona. If you live there, you deserve what you get.


Awww. Arent you precious.
 
2014-08-06 08:14:23 AM  

kab: Swell idea.  They should do the same thing for folks who drink, even occasionally.

I mean, we're trying to build this society of fitterhappiermoreproductive types under the delusion of lower health care costs, right?  Go all in, I say.


I'm fine with that.  If someone is paying more than half of the cost to insure your health then they should have some say in your health.  Frankly it's a good reason to unbundle healthcare from your employer.
 
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