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    Re: Exclusion of menthol cigarettes in ban worries health experts

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    There's a rational reasoning for banning flavored cigarettes to begin with?
    Actually, there is, and it is about money. Flavored cigarettes were labeled and sold as "cigars", thus doing an end around on Obama's cigarette taxes, in which the taxes on cigars were much lower. Many poor people were buying them. Banning the flavored cigarettes means smokers are forced to purchase the high priced cigarettes, thus moving more money into government coffers.
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    Re: Exclusion of menthol cigarettes in ban worries health experts

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Explain how dope is more unhealthy than cigarettes? Do I really have to go into all that?
    Actually, now you've peaked my interest...Please do go into it how dope is more unhealthy than smoking cigarettes.

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    Re: Exclusion of menthol cigarettes in ban worries health experts

    Quote Originally Posted by Midwest Lib View Post
    Actually, now you've peaked my interest...Please do go into it how dope is more unhealthy than smoking cigarettes.
    I have to explain to you have weed has five times more cancer causing agents than cigarettes? Surely, I don't.
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    Re: Exclusion of menthol cigarettes in ban worries health experts

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Actually, there is, and it is about money. Flavored cigarettes were labeled and sold as "cigars", thus doing an end around on Obama's cigarette taxes, in which the taxes on cigars were much lower. Many poor people were buying them. Banning the flavored cigarettes means smokers are forced to purchase the high priced cigarettes, thus moving more money into government coffers.
    Not all of them were sold as, "cigars".
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    Re: Exclusion of menthol cigarettes in ban worries health experts

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I have to explain to you have weed has five times more cancer causing agents than cigarettes? Surely, I don't.
    Surely you do as the burden of proof is on you and I have a very hard time believing that tobacco mixed with deadly chemicals is more likely to give you cancer than a natural plant.

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    Re: Exclusion of menthol cigarettes in ban worries health experts

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Explain how dope is more unhealthy than cigarettes? Do I really have to go into all that?
    That would be a good start, but that's not the entire reason why your statement doesn't make sense.

    We could assume that the two are equally dangerous (or even that weed is more dangerous) and still conclude that banning flavored cigarettes while legalizing dope would be a step forward.
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    Re: Exclusion of menthol cigarettes in ban worries health experts

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Not all of them were sold as, "cigars".
    All the ones that sold for less than 3 bucks a pack were.
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    Re: Exclusion of menthol cigarettes in ban worries health experts

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post

    We could assume that the two are equally dangerous (or even that weed is more dangerous) and still conclude that banning flavored cigarettes while legalizing dope would be a step forward.

    Anyone that believe that could be considered a friggin' idiot, too.
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    Re: Exclusion of menthol cigarettes in ban worries health experts

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    All the ones that sold for less than 3 bucks a pack were.
    Brand names?
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    Re: Exclusion of menthol cigarettes in ban worries health experts

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I have to explain to you have weed has five times more cancer causing agents than cigarettes? Surely, I don't.
    First, you have to actually provide a link for this.
    Second, you have to show that this is the only possible thing that has any effect on health, which seems difficult given the fact that marijuana (not menthols) has been classified as a prescription medicine.
    Finally, even if you're right on everything else, you have to show that [number of flavored cigarettes smoked daily] *5 > [number of joints smoked daily].
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