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Old February 20th, 2009, 03:43 PM
Hajo Flettner
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Default Re: Tobacco laws blow

The tobacco industry does need some degree of regulation since you need to prevent under-aged consumption and obviously the government wants excise taxes paid but yeah, it has gotten to be over the top restrictive. The truth is that the government and very sizable and well funded segment of the population would love to ban tobacco and if they can't do that then they would be content with making it an nonviable business by taxing and regulating the industry out of existence.

Since almost no one bothers to confront the junk science and poorly thought out tax policies that drive public policies it seems pretty certain that tobacco will soon become a luxury item far to rare and expensive for any of us to afford.
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