Originally Posted by superted
"But I don't care what people do in excess, it is their choice."
Don't you have any morals? I believe you can do whatever you want, legal or otherwise, so long as it doesn't impinge on other peoples lives but doing something to excess that has an impact on others is just plain selfish!
Like I said before, treating sick and dying people from smoking takes valuable resources from others that did not choose to kill themselves. Although off topic, I want to ask you a non tobacco question, but related to your above quoted statement. What do you think of an alcoholic drinking themselves to the point of liver cirrhosis, and now need a liver transplant to survive, they get the same priority as some poor kid that contracted Hep C from a blood transfusion through no fault of their own - do you think that is fair ihimself? Or is it selfish? There's only one liver - who gets it?
Health care is health care.
Doesn't depend on fairness.
It is about caring for the health of others.
Thus, the term heath care.
Receiving a transplant does not depend upon the circumstances, ted.
IT depends upon the severity.