Cigarette Wars

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  1. Luddly Neddite
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    Documentary showing on CNBC. A really nasty business. Interestingly, even though there are fewer and fewer and growers in the US, they're struggling because the cig makers are buying from other countries. 1200 people in the US die every day from cig related illness. (Damn, I am SO glad I quit!) As more Americans quit, most of the profits the makers get are from getting children in poor countries hooked.

    Gangs are in the biz of buying from low tax states and reselling in high tax states. It said they can triple their profit and ATF work undercover to fight it. They just showed a bust that was worth $15Mil.

    Apparently, there are also ties to terrorist groups though I missed the part that explained this. Hopefully, I'll get to watch it again.

    Jeezus Krist - they just showed a price tag of $14.80 for a PACK of Marlboros. Back when I quit, a CARTON cost less than that.

    I wonder how smokers feel about all this? The farmers say they just separate the facts of disease from what they do for a living.
     
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    Comparing the number of smokers, to the number YOU gave of 1,200 cigarette related deaths a day, shows what a miniscule chance someone has of dying from cigarette use. You have a greater chance of dying in a car accident than a cigarette related illness. Not to even mention that some of these smokers are well into their 80s or 90s.

    There is a greater chance of a Chicago resident dying from gunfire than cigarettes.

    Smoking cigarettes is bad, smoking pot is good. Of course pot impairs cognitive function and cigarettes do not. Which is probably the goal of government to begin with.
     
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    Apparently, you're dumb enough to accept whatever some documentary maker tells you. Moron. Pity you quit.
     
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    People who dont die from "cigarette related deaths" die from something else
     
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    If you take a good look at the statistics, you will see that no matter what people die from, if they smoke it's called cigarette related even if they fell 30 stories out of an open window. The CDC did the same thing to inflate deaths from AIDS. If someone had AIDS, they died of an AIDS related illness even if it was a car accident.
     
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    Prove what I wrote is untrue.
     
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    Don't feel bad, smokers. for a long time, I was in the same denial you're in now.

    BUT, please note that I said nothing about anyone else quitting.
     
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    I don't smoke but I can recognize smoke when I see it.
     
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    Well, okay then - YOU prove what I wrote is untrue.

    Just kidding of course. I recognize blowing smoke too and you and ditzy CGirl are really good at it. You have no clue what you're talking about but just can't resist throwing a few insults around to try to hide behind.
     
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    And just look at how much money our wonderful government spends on such valuable programs, due to the taxes on cigarette consumption. :eusa_whistle:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zWB4dLYChM]CDC: Tips from Former Smokers - Terrie's Ad - YouTube[/ame]
     

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