June 3rd, 2011
05:12 PM ET

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  1. competent care

    Smoking ban stays! Let smokers have to watch someone in the end of lung cancer. Its horrible. SMOKING KILLS

    June 4, 2011 at 09:07 | Report abuse | Reply
  2. JEN


    June 4, 2011 at 10:25 | Report abuse | Reply
  3. verona ebanks

    May2, 2008 my phone went dead leaving fire feeling in my head. 2day i have leison in the r/side of my brain. I am suffering. Pain every second of the day. Verizon and samsung is aware but ignore me. Let me tell my story. My number 561 206 7741

    June 4, 2011 at 10:51 | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Countryboy

    Smoke but at your own risk! http://WWW.CDBABY.COM/ALL/NUMONE bye now!

    June 4, 2011 at 11:11 | Report abuse | Reply
    • jim

      Smoke at everyone's risk. Second hand smoke can be just as deadly.

      June 4, 2011 at 19:05 | Report abuse |
  5. Dr. Paul G. Pagnini

    When talking about such a serious issue as whether or not cell phone use may possibly cause brain tumors it is imperative that we stick to the facts and do not overstate them. The IARC panel has not yet published its rationale for its recent decision. The publication is scheduled for July 1, 2011 in Lancet. We do know that they reviewed the literature to date, including 4 studies that have not yet been published, but have been accepted for publication in peer reviewed journals. The highly mentioned 40% increased “risk” of developing a glioma in heavy, long term users, comes from the controversial Interphone Study published a year ago. The authors of this study conceded that statistical Biases and errors limit the strength of the conclusions that can be drawn from these analyses and prevent a causal interpretation. In fact it was the publication of this study one year ago that prompted both the WHO and the FDA to declare that there was NO definitive link to the use of cell phones and the development of brain tumors. Why this weak data is now the cornerstone of the recent WHO announcement is unclear. What is known is that at least four of the authors of this 10-year, 25 million Euro, controversial trial, and who now, with this new classification stand to get millions more in funding, were ALSO members of this WHO panel. You do the math..

    June 4, 2011 at 17:12 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Eileen

      Back in the early 1990s, I worked at a MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) facility with very experience­d co-workers (Intervent­ional Radiology Techs, RNs and Radiologis­ts), who literally curtailed their use of cell phones based on the type and specific LOCATION of the tumors they were beginning to see on Brain MRI imaging. Apparently­, it was thought to be very rare for this particular type of tumor to show up above the EAR and/or even in and around the male beltline (where Men often attached their cell phones). At that time, I recall reading everything I could possibly find on the subject and absolutley NO research had been conducted in the US. Most likely because the Communicat­ions Industry was pretty much headquarte­red here in the US and any form of brain tumor research associated with cell phone use would prohibilt profits.

      Of interest, at that time, there was one (1) research study performed and financed by a small country in Europe that was used in a highly publicized US lawsuit case brought forth by a physician to support his claim that his brain tumor (cancer) was caused by his consistent cell phone use. Unfortunat­ely, the physician eventually lost his legal battle and, soon thereafter­, his own life. Sadly, and NOT surprising­ly, the physician’­s legal opposition included testimony from the Entire US Communicat­ions Industry. Strangely enough, sometime AFTER the lawsuit, the Communicat­ions Industry began changing the locaition of the cell phone antenna which was eventually placed further away from the brain.

      Dr. Pagnini, you may wish to consult your colleagues, particularly Radiologist who have read Brain MRI scans for at least 20 plus years and/or MRI Techs who have scanned in the past twenty years. Their response may shock you.

      Eileen, RN

      June 8, 2011 at 01:39 | Report abuse |
  6. marine0331

    To all previous comments: you all are a bunch of liberal prob feminist...people who smoke know it is bad we all went to school and seen the anti-smoking propaganda so if you don't like smoking fine but keep your mouths shut about not smoking cause we smokers do not care we r def tracking we will get lung cancer or emphysema ect...who really wants to live to be 70-100? Vote to keep smoking in bars!

    June 4, 2011 at 22:20 | Report abuse | Reply
  7. sissy

    My husband smokes and I don't. He has tried to quit many times. H e is a professional driver. Today he was on the freeway and signaled to move over to let a woman and her three children safely enter the freeway. Another woman sped up and passed the semi-truck my husband was driving. My husband was forced back, which forced the lady with kids onto the shoulder. The woman who passed the truck flipped off the driver, my husband as she laughed. A police officer saw it all from and did nothing. It's just a matter of time until that arrogant driver miscalculates or tangles with an inexperieced driver. She won't think it'ts so cute when she's screaming inside her car that was crushed like a soda can.

    June 4, 2011 at 23:54 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Smee

      Your comment is horribly disjointed and pointless. I hope you have not bred.

      June 5, 2011 at 00:23 | Report abuse |
  8. sissy

    Sorry about the mistakes in my previous post. My point is, I'd like to imagine that the next time you drive you will drivr like your life depends on it. Driving is not a passing game. Professionals check all of their mirrors every 3 seconds. They use their turn signals. The watch the road ahead, not only the bumper in front of them. They are good at predicting the behavior of other drivers. They don't speed.They check their vehicles for safety problems before they leave & again during their trip. They don't drive tired, distracted impared or mad. My husband was so angry at that woman in my previous post, he took pulled over until he calmed down. Earlier in the day, he had to slow down to 5 mph because several cars piled up. One more thing. Why do people fly onto the freeway , slide over 3 lanes without signaling. Then, on the next exit, slide over across all 3 lanes again. Each time, everyone behind the has to slam on their breaks. When I get stressed I depend on my higher power.

    June 5, 2011 at 00:39 | Report abuse | Reply
  9. LaLa

    I KNOW smokers don't care. That's why they continue to smoke! Sissy: WTHECK does ur first comment have to do with anything above? Sheesh! JEN: if only it were that easy......It's as effective as showing those crashes in drivers Ed to teens........about drinking/speeding/texting while driving..........only works if if the person doing the activity thinks they are vulnerable. AS AN EX SMOKER I can tell u that quitting is HARD.I mean HARD. If I ever start again, it will kill me cause I won't go thru that again. (been a non-smker now for 11 yrs) People won't quit until THEY ARE READY. Period. Smoking bans in public places area GREAT IDEA to not expose those with serious health issues to it, (afterall, most of them do not have choice to be healthy and deserve to go out and "do" without risking their health further) and don't get me started on the dangers to kids.......There isn't enought time to get into that. If U ABSOLUTELY can't stop smoking long enough to go out in public, you prolly shouldn't go out. Smoking does NOT affect just the smoker. (again, most smokers don't give a rats A** about that), that's why they HAD to ban it in public places. TRYING to force common sense/respect. (that should have been there already) . I normally disagree with legislating intelligence, but in this case: I'm all for it! Ban it everywhere except private property...Smoke at home and don't go out if you cant stop for just a lil bit. NOBODY has a right to KNOWINGLY put others health at risk.

    June 5, 2011 at 08:36 | Report abuse | Reply
  10. LaLa

    or ur second post.....I think Sissy is on the wrong forum

    June 5, 2011 at 08:37 | Report abuse | Reply
  11. marine0331

    Ban smoking in bars why if people wanna be healthy they wouldn't go out drinking...its hypocritical to say banning smoking in bars is a good idea cause it is healthy. If you wanna stay healthy than don't go to the bars they r not healthy places..america is going down hill cause of ignorant people

    June 5, 2011 at 15:54 | Report abuse | Reply
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    June 7, 2011 at 21:32 | Report abuse | Reply
  13. Austin

    hahaha wow the people that post stuff on here don't understand anything. The fact of the matter is smoking not only endangers the smoker but everybody around them. Secondhand smoke is very deadly and a person should have the right to not have it present when they are out in a public place, especially in an enclosed area. Open up smoking allowed areas outside and at least 20 feet away from all entrances and air ducts to ensure the safety of all nonsmokers. It is not fair to the public that does not smoke to have to deal with the carcinogens and toxins given off by cigarettes and other tobacco products. The fairness will stay intact because smokers will still be allowed in the bars and such, they just need to make sure they smoke outside or in a safe area.

    June 23, 2011 at 11:58 | Report abuse | Reply
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