View Full Version : No smoking: Historic vote could bring new limits
I'm not sure how I feel about this. Help me.
06-12-2009, 09:22 AM
FDA is in control. It means more restrictions both on apperance of the packaging (labels, colors) and the product itself (fruit flavored varieties are no longer allowed, and they may start controlling the amount of nicotine allowed in a cigarette).
I say it is a good thing for smokers. Smokers will get a safer, more consistent (brand to brand) cigarrette. Non-smokers really don't gain anything from it because it doesn't further restrict where/how/when a person can smoke.
06-12-2009, 09:31 AM
Damn. Smoking is bad for you, but the Government is getting a little too controlling. And isn't the smoking of Light Cigarettes worse because you would smoke more to get the same amount of nicotine?
I would like to see my tax dollars put to something else more useful than regulating the amount of nicotine in a cigarette.
06-12-2009, 12:10 PM
THOSE MOTHER FUCKERS!
Leave my god damn smokes alone. I went yesterday to buy my normal brand. STORE PACKED TO THE MAX. He say's 6.81(USD), and I looked at him said very loudly. That's fucking bullshit, this is fucking wrong. GOD DAMN fuckers are taxing way to much. Then took a cheap brand for 4.80(USD) that was 2.75 about a year ago.
I could tell everyone in that store heard me, and then agreed with me too. Now I'm going to pay the full price/Too high of taxes for fucked up smokes......
If the fuckers are made 50% safer then they should drop taxes 50% on them.......
Now I'm going to be mad all day! I don't see them fucking with cigars WTF just because people don't smoke 10,000 USD smokes.....
06-20-2009, 06:06 PM
You could always try to stop smoking, add some years onto your life and line your wallet with the money you save as well!
06-20-2009, 06:56 PM
This is too controlling for my tastes and I am completely anti smoking. I can see two things that = bad news for the smokers.
1. The government is trying to get the people to trust them and rally behind them again. See, pulling out of Iraq, see the closing of Gitmo, see the gas prices drop, etc. Well, with the health care crisis and how many non smokers there are out there that think smoking is stupid, they will applaud this move. The smokers are out numbered.
2. With the finical crisis, they know that an addict will do ANYTHING to get their fix, so you will have to smoke twice the amount to get your fix = twice the tax dollars.
06-20-2009, 07:18 PM
'Pssst . . . buddy . . . wanna buy some smokes? . . . I got Marlboro, Kool, whatever ya need'
Driving smokers underground is not a good idea. Look for an international trade in tobacco to gather momentum - just like the underground market for prescription drugs (check out www dot drugbuyers dot com).
The one thing I agree with is regulating and disclosing the ingredients. The put some nasty shit in cigarettes - like ammonia (increases nicotine absorption). I don't thing we will get "healthy" cigarettes, but maybe they won't be quite as bad.
Did you know that distilled alcohol products don't have to disclose their ingredients either? I'd like to see distillers next on the hit list because some of them do some funky shit too.
As for the advertising and packaging, I guess this is what a pack will look like in the near future.
06-20-2009, 07:55 PM
Meh, with the way our government tries to control what we ingest just be glad they are still legal. I'm not going to fuss about this when we still can't grow certain plants or concoct certain molecules the government deems evil and deems none can have.
06-20-2009, 10:23 PM
Well smokers will always buy smokes, one of the sure ways of getting revenue to help pay the spending.
06-20-2009, 11:46 PM
I switched over to the E-Cigarette which is better for you/ lacks taxes/ able to smoke around non-smokers and all.
All thanks to the FDA take over which made me look around a bit more.
So hahahaha I'm no longer paying Sin Taxes and I'm still smoking + I'm smoking everywhere from the Subway line to walking around Walmart, and riding in cars with non-smokers windows up no issues.
I'm just waiting for all other smokers to find out and the budget from taxes that is unbelievable taken from smokers everyday falls short and they panic about how they are going to make up the funding......
06-21-2009, 12:31 AM
I think you're lying about the subway. A subway. In Tulsa. Sure. Now a street car I could believe. Aren't there a lot of towns in the midwest that still have street cars?
Kidding. It's hard to believe, but I'm sure it true. :D
06-21-2009, 12:15 PM
We just have walking tunnels in downtown. A lot of people don't know about them tho lol. You can walk from building to building underground:)
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