Monday, June 15, 2009

Congressman: "Smoking lettuce same as cigarettes"

In his "last stand" speech against legislation to let FDA regulate tobacco, Rep. Steve Buyer, R-Ind., said smoking lettuce is the same as smoking cigarettes. He says it's not the nicotine that kills, it's the smoke. Of course, using that logic, chewing on tobacco as if it were a salad wouldn't cause throat or gum cancer. Buyer beware, indeed! Fortunately, the bill passed and is on its way to the White House for a signature.

View a video of Buyer's remarks by clicking on the player below. If you don't see a player below, click here.

1 Comment:

  1. Anonymous said...
    Steve Buyer is the recipient of the largest amount of tobacco money of any Congressman in the history of Indiana. He is especially favored by Smokeless Tobacco PACs. He is nothing but a spokesperson for his corporate donors. He's the same guy who said we should use nuclear weapons in Afghanistan and who lied to Congress that he had been called to active duty in Iraq and then took a 3 week leave of absence at his home.

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