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Old 11-14-2007, 04:23 PM
 
Location: South FL
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NewAgeRedneck - you crack me up!
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Old 11-14-2007, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Happy wherever I am - Florida now
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Don't kid yourself. This tax has much more to do with a money grab than cutting down people's smoking. What would they do if everyone quit and they had no access to these dollars that they're getting use to?

Once the state govts and now the federal found out they could rake in billions from tobacco companies and continue to do so from smokers they won't easily let go. How much of those funds were used for quitting programs as promised and how much was used to close the gap in their general spending? Wouldn't be surprised if liquor was next.
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Old 11-16-2007, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Cream Ridge, NJ
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raising taxes on cigarettes wont stop people from smoking. You are just going to make smokers mad and they will obtain their cigarettes illegally. Doesnt anyone remember the prohibition on alcohol back in the 1920's and early 30's? They made alcohol illegal.This didnt stop people from drinking. They just made their own alcohol,in other words, Moonshine.If people want to smoke,they will smoke. I am not advocating smoking.I hate when someone smokes around me. I cant stand the smoke but i dont think you by raising taxes, people will just stop smoking.You shouldnt smoke around babies and children though.This is not as much of a no brainer as you would think. I have seen people smoking while driving their cars with the windows up and kids and babies in the back seat. I know in certain states it is illegal to smoke in a car if there are children present.
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