Alberta’s menthol tobacco ban: Should “morbidly obese” Health Minister be telling others how to live?

I’m trying to make sense of the flavoured tobacco ban just put in place in Alberta by the new NDP majority.

  • David Murrell

    Morbidly obese? CBC news would say she was “plus sized”.

    • Alleena

      Morbidly obese means that you are 100 pounds overweight.

      • Clink9

        Looks about right.

  • truepeers

    To answer Ezra’s question, resentment and revenge don’t need a reason. I can hardly wait for the NDP national governmenr…

    • Ontario just banned flavoured tobacco as well, though they gave Menthol a 2 year phase out.

      • andycanuck

        I think N.S. just did menthol too.

      • Miss Trixie

        I loved menthols and smoked Craven Ms for years. 🙂

        • Jay Currie

          I have to stock up….And the rat bastard company ceased making Craven M’s last year.

  • simus1

    Now. Now. She’s just big boned. Move on.
    A real cynic thinking what’s with the quick banning of menthol cigarettes?
    Perhaps it is also a message to certain merchant associations that they had better be prepared to quickly start being a lot “more generous” to a certain political party they have tended to overlook in the past.

  • Oracle9

    Thank God we’re banning everything everyone has an issue with.

  • Don’t be fat-ist. LOL!

  • mobuyus

    I thought they sunk the Titanic?

  • Exile1981

    Someone man the harpoons, quick before the whale tips the boat and we all drown.

  • kkruger71

    But it’s glandular!!!
    Actually have not heard that excuse for a while now, I think it’s time for a comeback.

  • Jay Currie

    I am seriously thinking of actually setting up the tobacco grow op. Twenty bucks worth of seed. A place to dry it and, I don’t know, menthol crystals to cure it. Put it right in beside the still, the wine making unit and the do it yourself beer. That and garage sales and I am close to BS tax free.

  • Gary

    It like having Michael Bryant in change of the LLBO and the MTO to preach to the public about the danger of alcohol addiction and Driving while drunk or sharing the roads with Bicycles .
    Hell , it’s even like putting George Smithermen in charge of anti-drug campaigns , spouse abuse and the AIDS prevention Portfolios when he said he had unprotected sex , went to drug parties , and his spouse ran away from him but when the Police brought him back to George the spouse only lasted 3 months before he killed himself.

  • Gary

    Jack Layton was smart enough to keep Libby Davies away from the NDP’s crusade to ban Trans-fats , Libby was hardly a poster person for good health when the Pages in the House now have to smear tallow on the entrance door and use a RamRod to push get her in for Question Period .

    • Ottawa Eyes

      The NDP wanted to ban Trans-fats?

      What do they have against transexuals who are obese?

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