Friday, November 16, 2012

"Your papers, please..."

This is getting ridiculous.  I mean, seriously.  Anyone who wants to smoke is going to have to present a specific license that allows them to buy cigarettes?  One that limits how many cigarettes a person can buy? 

Are they trying to recreate the conditions that permitted organized crime to flourish in the 1920's and '30's? 

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  1. Black market cigarettes are still very profitable.....

    And considering the huge medical costs that are paid by healthcare (your taxes, they should be banned anyway!

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    1. I disagree. People who choose to smoke are already eighteen--it's their choice what to do with their body. Same with liquor, and marijuana. As long as you're an adult, I don't care.

      I don't want to ban substances. I want to ban Obamacare, and anything that forces me to pay for other people's choices.

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  2. Not sure if this would also apply to the Indian tribes (I suspect not). Many states with a large tribal presence now have "smoke shops."

    And I think it's disingenuous of the article authors to claim, "Oh, no, we would NEVER apply such at thing to sugar/meat/alcohol/anything else we deem immoral" You KNOW that's coming next. (That said, they ARE British and Australian, so that may mean this thing will at least be slower to come here.)

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    1. Well put, and exactly what was going through my mind.

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