Re: 156% tax hike on shisha in the US?
The constant attempts by the government in this country to force people away from minor, personal "vices" is just another indication of how freedom is something that Americans brag about rather then experience. In just about any third world country (save Saudi Arabia) I have been too people leave you alone to enjoy smoking and all the other little pleasures that don't disrupt society. I have really gotten to hate the endless sermonizing about eco stuff, diet and tobacco and it makes me sick to listen to clueless, scientifically ignorant would be commissars make demands upon everyone else while taxing/regulating/banning everything they object to. If the taxes on tobacco get to onerous i'll have no problem with buying it illegally and doing everything possible to prevent anyone from taking the joy of tobacco from me.