A doctor is recommending kids be allowed to sue their parents if they smoke in a vehicle while the kids are in it.. This doctor is saying that being in a vehicle with people having a smoke is equivilent to child abuse. If we think there are alot of broken homes now, just wait. I'm sure every single lawfirm in the country did a collective "jump for joy", I'm sure they're seeing visions of dollar signs dancing in front of their eyes, when the news hit the paper today. In order for a kid to sue, first, the kid would have to be suffering from a physical or mental.
Wish someone would explain to me a fact of life here....
Many of our parents and their families smoked and drank to excess in some cases....we were surrounded by cigarette smoking in restaurants and gathering places, inside and outside.....Many of our grandparents age didn't realize the dangers inherent in smoking.... they tried to do away with alcohol...made a bunch of millionaires for their trouble... and some dead people too.
Where are the stats on these horrible statistics I keep reading about?
I don't smoke, I don't drink, but I get confused as to why all of a sudden in the year of 2006 some
legislation is necessary determining where and when private citizens can have a puff.
Sniffer/puffer police.... all dressed in brown no doubt. Who will be minding the crime store when they are busily nosing their way into private homes and vehicles?
Are we now taking away parental responsibility as well as emasculating everything regarding common sense?
Next people will have to schedule their bathroom breaks on some kind of routine schedule or the police will be knocking at your commode!
Oh yes... we have the "do not spank your children" gang too.
Attorneys can set up shop for Children Suing Bad Parents.....
So glad my children are grown. I do understand about health issues, by the way, but the very idea that children be taught, for any reason, to go against their parents and actually SUE them amazes me. I am very old school when it comes to kids. Frankly, there is too much pandering to childen these days.
Does everyone forget who pays for healthcare?
it isn't "the government", the government only has OUR money to work for.
If I can't tell you not to over eat or smoke...then what right do you have to tell me its my moral duty to pay for your 6 heart attacks and Lung Cancer treatment?
How come you can tell me I HAVE to pay for your health care, but you don't owe me the courtesy of not intentionally hurting your own health for me to pay for?
What gives the individual the right to tell the collective whats right for the collective MikeyDB?
Children sueing their parents? If I was a parent who smoked and my child decides to sue me for it. I would threaten to kick them out of the house. After giving them clothes, a home, food, and other things. Not to mention their LIFE. Then they decide to sue me because I'm a 'threat', well wheres the love?
Crazy doctors are only promoting children to be even more spoilt than they already are.
If we lived on a planet that didn't have millions..maybe a billion I don't know for sure..cars puking poison into the air the PTB wouldn't need to have a concern over the costs of health care. The smoking causing increased costs to our healthcare system is a lie...or at least if not a lie the means and methods of curtailing suspended particulate matter and toxins in the atmosphere have existed for a long time and its the attitude that we'll allow or permit anything for a dollar ...including collecting the taxes on a pack of smokes that's behind most if not all our problems...
This "collective" you speak of....
Is that the collective that's routinely ignored by our governments....routinely lied to by our governments and who are all actively poisoned by our government who think supporting big business like tobbacco and petroleum is the way to cure our problems...
I didn't ask for the crap that's passed for government in this nation and long before the costs of healthcare for the individual is made the cudgel for beating up on smokers, how about this collective stand up against a corrupt and disingenuous government that steals and wastes far more than the cost of healthcare given to the collective...
Solution, ditch tobacco products, make em illegal, replace them with pot. Not addictive, but habit forming, relieves stress, and lasts a lot longer than the effects of one cigarette. Something like 3 cigarettes worth of tar and junk in one doobie.
Heh, never gonna happen but it's nice to daydream.