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Old 02-04-2009, 01:45 PM
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Was just watching CNN and found this to be quite controversial.

It's people's choice to smoke cigarettes, I personally am a non-smoker, but have friends who smoke (wish they didn't but that's their business).

They just announced a proposed tax increase of 62 cents per pack of cigarettes to pay for health care for children. 13 million children are estimated to benefit from this.

That's just picking on smokers, it's complete BS.
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Old 02-04-2009, 01:55 PM
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That's it! Now I'm really going to quit smoking. I hate kids and I'm not going to let my filthy habit pay for their health benefits. Screw 'em! I'm done.
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Old 02-04-2009, 02:12 PM
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So does this mean that they'll stop running all of those anti-smoking ads? Because if it's funding children's healthcare, then wouldn't we want more people to start smoking?

I could just see Marlboro's new ad campaign: "Show your children that you love them by smoking a pack of cigarettes today."
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Do it for the babies!

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Oh wait! That's not a cigarette!
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This guy agrees!

Hey, it's 8-time Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Phelps! I wonder why VCURamFan doesn't use that one for his sigline?

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Old 02-04-2009, 03:02 PM
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Was just watching CNN and found this to be quite controversial.

It's people's choice to smoke cigarettes, I personally am a non-smoker, but have friends who smoke (wish they didn't but that's their business).

They just announced a proposed tax increase of 62 cents per pack of cigarettes to pay for health care for children. 13 million children are estimated to benefit from this.

That's just picking on smokers, it's complete BS.
good to hear...what ticks me off the most is working at a grocery store, seeing people come in who have to pay for literally everything with a LINK card(even just a soda), but then buy 4 packs of cigarretes(this is a daily occurence), people need to get there priorities straight
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Old 02-04-2009, 03:06 PM
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but then buy 4 packs of cigarretes(this is a daily occurence), people need to get there priorities straight
But now they're funding children's healthcare! They're heroes!!

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