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Federal Tobacco Tax Increase-begins today

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by neontrail, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. Apr 1, 2009 at 10:47 AM
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    neontrail

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    :cool:Today the federal cigarette tax will increase by 62 cents to a total of $1.01 per pack!!

    Smokers interested in quitting due to the federal tax increase can access free tools and resources at http://www.nicorette.com.
    Nicorette is giving away a free starter pack of Nicorette White Ice Mint gum while supplies last.


    :rolleyes:
     
  2. Apr 1, 2009 at 10:49 AM
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    tjgraner09

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    lol its time for you smokers to quit
     
  3. Apr 1, 2009 at 10:50 AM
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  4. Apr 1, 2009 at 10:58 AM
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    i love it when my government exploits my chemical addiction by blatently extorting more money from me.my question: What is the NEXT thing they will tax into oblivion?
     
  5. Apr 1, 2009 at 11:16 AM
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    we're gonna need the money when all the smokers drain our healthcare system
     
  6. Apr 1, 2009 at 11:18 AM
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    NetMonkey

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    this is gonna be good...
     
  7. Apr 1, 2009 at 11:23 AM
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    I hope you smokers don't all quit, can you imagine the tax burden that the rest of would have to pick up!
     
  8. Apr 1, 2009 at 11:24 AM
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    If it wasn't for tobacco we would all be drinking tea and have bad teeth.
     
  9. Apr 1, 2009 at 11:24 AM
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    Speaking of that I need to go outside and help stimulate the economy
     
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    We can't afford for people to quit smoking. What we need is to get more people hooked.... If 80% of the non smoking population started smoking a pack a day we could pay off the stimulus package before our kids die.
     
  11. Apr 1, 2009 at 11:32 AM
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    as a smoker, i'm not going to live nearly as long as a non-smoker will...so therefore, i will actually be LESS of a burden to the healthcare system than they will...unless non-smokers plan being perfectly healthy until the moment they die. a non-smoker will require much more elderly care than i, who will be dead. so who's costing more money now?
     
  12. Apr 1, 2009 at 11:36 AM
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    The new tax has nothing to do with Smokers health or what they may cost in the future, it will be used to expand the federally-funded State Children's Health Insurance Program.

    So by smoking I'm doing my part to provide insurance for some kid, WTF are you Non smokers doing to contribute besides whine about the evil smokers
     
  13. Apr 1, 2009 at 11:37 AM
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    in the end, you will be less money, but for a short time, health care cost will be a bitch. Being dependent on an inhaler, and a six foot oxygen cord??? I don't think so. Steroids will be your friend and saying " I can't breathe" will be commonly heard....sound fun? I can think of better ways to die. From what I hear lung cancer is not a way to go either. Long term steroid use has it's side effects too. How do I know? I see this shit everyday, but alas, it's your lungs. :D
     
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    True, however thats assuming that there aren't any advances in cancer treatment in the future.

    Oh, and so when you get to be 65, you and all your fellow smokers are going to deny accepting money from medicare?

    I'm really not all that vocal on the issue, but you have to be realistic about this...it will cost all taxpayers in the long run. Those of us who made more responsible decisions about our health will have to carry those who didn't...like this mortgage bailout situation.
     
  15. Apr 1, 2009 at 12:22 PM
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    I went to go buy a pack of cigarettes this morning and it was nearly $6, and none of my local gas stations are doing buy 1 get 1s anymore. Because of this I quit smoking this morning. I'm not paying $6 for 1 pack when I used to be able to get 2 for the same price. Guess thats more money I can spend randomly driving around in my truck.
     
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    Anyone realize it's April fools day?

    Or maybe post a link to the original story and add some credibility;)
     
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    google "federal cigarette tax increase 2009" and see what you come up with :)
     
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    That would be too easy :)
     
  19. Apr 1, 2009 at 2:31 PM
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    Only if all behavior related diseases are also excluded (obesity related diseases, cardiovascular disease from eating red meat, alcoholism, sexually transmitted diseases, moron-ism).
     
  20. Apr 1, 2009 at 2:35 PM
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    not only tobacco tax, but here in ca they wanna tax the medical marijuana at $50 an oz
     
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