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Cancer not problem – not smoking is dangerous

Post by SamCogar on Wed Mar 19, 2014 3:34 am

Not smoking is really, really dangerous to State revenue sources

In total, Minnesota estimates it will bring in $1.16 billion from all of its tobacco taxes in fiscal year 2014-2015.

In his 2015 budget proposal last month, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie pitched a plan to hike taxes on electronic cigarettes to match the rate of regular cigarettes -- about $2.70 per pack.

In recent years, as much as 40 percent of all cigarettes smoked in New Jersey were smuggled into the state illegally, resulting in a loss of more than $500 million in uncollected tax revenue each year,

By changing their classification to a tobacco product, lawmakers were initially hoping to slap a 95 percent tax on them, projected to generate an additional $40 million for the state.

Philip Morris USA, the nation’s largest cigarette maker, pay $3.5 billion annually. The second-largest tobacco company, Reynolds Tobacco Co., has handed out more than $2 billion a year.

It's the money, ....... stupid.         

And it's the elected politician's obsesssion for more n' more tax money that is driving the "fear" that you will surely die of cigarette smoke related cancer if you smoke cigarettes, inhale one wiff of second-hand cigarette smoke or are subjected to third-hand cigarette smoke residue on walls, ceilings, furniture, etc.

YUP, all the anti-smoking "experts" claim that iffen you inhale one (1) wiff of cigarette smoke you will surely die within the next 30 to 70 years.


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