Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Weight of public opinion - Boston.com

Weight of public opinion - Boston.com

Taxed up the wazoo, forced to pay hundreds of extra dollars for health insurance, tossed out in the rain and snow to sneak a few puffs of the dreaded cancer sticks - smokers are the deadbeat dads of the public health landscape. Here in Boston, there is a move afoot to ban smokers from public housing. In New York, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is ticketing cigarette smokers in public parks.
“The effort of smokers to invoke their civil rights gained no traction,’’ Callahan writes, “and the public health community made no moves to come to their aid.’’

Sounds like the world just isn't ready to treat the overweight people like smokers,yet.
I am sure that their time will come soon enough though. :(

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