Cigarettes are so bad for us why don’t they just ban the sale, importation and growing of all tabbacco products period ? Smokers have been reduce to pariahs in the workplace in restaurants all over . If your in restaurant and light up , they can throw you out and call a cop but if you sit there and break wind they can’t do a thing to you.. How unfair. In the workplace smokers are going out for smoke every half hour , look at the loss in productivity..Nobody quits for the price of cigaretes .In third world nations like the Philippines ,Bangkok and West Africa where people don’t have a pot to piss in ,they are willing and do pay $20 a pack for American Brand cigarettes.
So the Government kows that in a relatively healthy American Economy we’ll pay $10 a pack most willing .Its an addiction harder to stop than Heroin. The first thing the U.S. should do is no more subsidizing the growing of tobacco . followed total ban in 3 years with Tough measure for illegal import and sales to include Rockefeller type drug laws to be enacted for the sale distributive , importation and growing of all tobacco products. It should be a bipartition effort and a National Lottery should be put forth to replace the loss in tax revenue.