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Fat gaining on tobacco as top killer

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Anakha1, Mar 10, 2004.

  1. Anakha1

    Anakha1 Banned

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    Fat gaining on tobacco as top killer

    http://www.cnn.com/2004/HEALTH/diet.fitness/03/09/obesity.ap/index.html

    I'm not surprised. Sure people smoke themselves to death and are villainized, but what about the people who eat themselves to death? Looks like they're going to start racing neck and neck pretty soon. *runs off to hit the gym*
     
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    Gogo natural selection.
     
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    Hmm I smoke and eat fast food religously.... I wonder whats going to get me first...

    *trys to run to gym but runs out of breath, so he crawls to McDonalds*
     
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    Well, now that McDonald's has gotten rid of supersizing, I expect a 100% decrease in obesity levels.
     
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    Taking all bets... which will kill HH first? One at a time, all bets are final.

    *drops a house on cougar* Please tell me you're joking. Or put a smiley in there to let me know that you're being sarcastic. If you're not, I may just cry. I'm almost sure that you are, but I need reassurance.
     
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    I don't, people will just order 2.

    EDIT: I also hope that was sarcasm.
     
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    I'm with HH, but since McD is getting rid of the supersized stuff, I'll crawl my wheezing self over to Burger King instead. Gotta Have It My Way!

    I might have to stop at a convience store for a hotdog and a pack of smokes, BK is nearly a half mile away from me :lol:
     
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    You're trying to give me apoplexy, aren't you? :D
     
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    dont stroke out on us Anakcanadiantroutsoldier! We need you!
     
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    sarcastic? Bah, no. Now w/out supersizing, people will have to order TWO WHOLE LARGES. That idea in itself is just downright preposterous. And obviously all people who are obese eat at McDonald's.. and now that they aren't getting those extra 10-20 fries, they'll be dropping pounds at blistering rates.
     
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    So can we ban being fat in bars now?
     
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    I don't see all that many fat people in the bars I go to.
     
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    Thanks for reminding me of where I live.
     
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    And that's where, exactly?
     
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    I don't eat fast food very much. Not even during lunch at school. I stay in the cafeteria and get golden chicken nuggets fried to perfection. :thumbsup:
     
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    McD's eliminating supersizing won't do a thing. It might help 5 people who aren't determined to stuff their face regardless. Even if McD's doesn't have supersize, there are still BK, Wendy's, Jack In The Box, Hardees, Carl's Jr. and a host of other fast food places that offer comparable upsizing. If people can't get it at McD's, they'll just go somewhere else.

    It's like saying people who smoke Marbs would stop if Marb stopped making cigarettes or people who drink Budwieser would stop drinking if Anheuser-Busch stopped brewing it.

    As long as fast food is around, people will get fat off it. As long as beer is around, people will drink it and as long as tobacco is around, people will smoke it.

    Success in the fight against obesity will be won when people start being more responsible for their OWN health.
     
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    Or until their livers quit or they all die from heart attacks.
     
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    I will.

    *Reloads revolver*
     
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    I don't really care, as long as I don't have to pay for health benefits to those eating themselves to death.

    It is interesting how smoking is so often villanized, but being fat isn't. Because people are fat, it's more personal that someone who smokes. A smoker only looks like a smoker when they are smoking. But everyone can see when someone's obese.

    You know how there's a ban against tobacco companies advertising certain places? Do you think we'll see calls for a similar ban on fast food companies? Will people be outraged when they see gluttony in movies?
     
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    OK, so now that obesity is being recognized as a major preventable killer, can businesses and insurance companies begin to legally discriminate against fat people?

    For instance, most insurance companies require a physical before they will insure you. They also inquire about what they consider dangerous behavior, with smoking now being very high on the list. If they deem you too high a risk either for behavior or health, they have the right to not offer you insurance. Since obesity is quickly closing in on smoking, do you think insurance companies will soon deem obese people too high a risk to insure?

    Take that scenario a step further. Could a company that provides health insurance to its employees choose not to hire/fire an obese person if their insurance provider declines to cover that person? Or, if the insurance company agrees to cover the obese person, but at twice the rate of others, could a company get rid of that obese person because they financially can't afford them anymore?
     

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