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    Smoking is disgusting. It is an awful habit that does nothing but take the money of addicts and then gives them horrible deaths. I hate it when people smoke around me, even outside if you smoke within 10 feet of me I have to walk away. The second hand smoke gives me a headache and makes it harder for me to breathe.

    This does not mean that we should ban the sale of these products. This law would be an overstep. However, I do believe that a pubic smoking ban would be justified.
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    Re: Small Town May Ban The Sale Of Tobacco Products

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Smoking is disgusting. It is an awful habit that does nothing but take the money of addicts and then gives them horrible deaths. I hate it when people smoke around me, even outside if you smoke within 10 feet of me I have to walk away. The second hand smoke gives me a headache and makes it harder for me to breathe.

    This does not mean that we should ban the sale of these products. This law would be an overstep. However, I do believe that a pubic smoking ban would be justified.
    I don't know... smoking a nice pipe tobacco once in a while is very relaxing. An occasional cigar with friends or maybe on a poker night sounds nice. I haven't smoked in years ... 15 or more now I guess. But I'm looking forward to being an old man puffing on a pipe watching a sunset.
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    Re: Small Town May Ban The Sale Of Tobacco Products

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    A small town in Massachusetts is considering banning the sale of all tobacco products. Resident could still consume the products, but they would need to go elsewhere to purchase them. This is an effort to fight Big Tobacco.

    Would you support this?

    Massachusetts Town Could Be First in the U.S. to Ban All Tobacco Sales - NBC News

    A small town in Massachusetts has become the latest battleground against Big Tobacco. Residents of Westminster will get the chance Wednesday night to debate a health board proposal to ban the sale of all tobacco and nicotine products — potentially making it the first community in the country to snuff out everything from e-cigarettes to flavored cigars. But while public health groups are lauding the proposal, smokers, their advocates and shopkeepers alike are fuming.

    "What I find terrifying is government overstepping,” resident and nonsmoker Jennifer Shenk said during a town government meeting Monday, according to the Worcester Telegram & Gazette. Westminster’s Board of Health isn’t expected to vote on the issue until after Dec. 1 — the last day for residents to submit public comments.

    Shopkeeper Brian Vincent, whose country store on Main Street sells $100,000 worth of tobacco products a year, has collected at least 900 signatures to fight the ban. Vincent said smokers will simply make their purchases in other towns, and probably buy their gas and groceries there as well. “Having other adults decide what legal item we’re not allowed to consume just makes you wonder: If this passes, what could be next? Sugar? Bacon?” he said.

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    It's not a battle against big Tobacco. They are after all products containing nicotine. They are too stupid and ignorant to understand the benefits to some of nicotine. Sure, we are a very small number compared to the whole. Some of use Vapor and such products to reduce the possibility harm to others, but why should we be reduced to suffering and misery to satisfy their selfishness, foolishness and just plain stupidity?

    There intentions may be good, but they are just adding paving stones on the road to hell.
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    Re: Small Town May Ban The Sale Of Tobacco Products

    Seems incredibly foolish to me. People who want to smoke will still smoke and the only effect of such a ban would be a blow to the local economy. I get that they probably want to cut down on the number of smokers in their community, but banning a perfectly legal product is not the right way to go about it.

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    Re: Small Town May Ban The Sale Of Tobacco Products

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Its much better than excessive taxes that basically take advantage of drug addicts.
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    Re: Small Town May Ban The Sale Of Tobacco Products

    I bet the small business owners in neighboring towns love this.
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    Re: Small Town May Ban The Sale Of Tobacco Products

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Its much better than excessive taxes that basically take advantage of drug addicts.
    I see nothing wrong with taxing the living hell out of drugs.

    These people as they get older inevitably will be struck with some sort of cancer/impairment that requires expensive treatments and if they don't have the money they become a drain on society.

    I see the massive taxing of drugs as:

    #1 an incentive to not get into them in the first place

    #2 paying for your super expensive treatments that taxpayer money goes in to early
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    Re: Small Town May Ban The Sale Of Tobacco Products

    Quote Originally Posted by Luftwaffe View Post
    I see nothing wrong with taxing the living hell out of drugs.

    These people as they get older inevitably will be struck with some sort of cancer/impairment that requires expensive treatments and if they don't have the money they become a drain on society.

    I see the massive taxing of drugs as:

    #1 an incentive to not get into them in the first place

    #2 paying for your super expensive treatments that taxpayer money goes in to early
    One and two will never happen.Because drug addicts want their drug of choice and governments never spend the money on what they say they will spend it on regarding tobacco taxes.Even if by chance they git cancer and the money they put in paid towards the medical care. The costs of the treatment and other medical care associated with cancer will far exceed what they put it.
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    Re: Small Town May Ban The Sale Of Tobacco Products

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Are you conservative or not?
    I thought conservatives were against excessive taxes.
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