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Bill proposed in Oregon would make cigarettes prescription-only drugs

Posted January 25th, 2013 by pete1071
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Rep. Mitch Greenlick, from Portland, is sponsoring a bill that makes cigarettes a Schedule III controlled substance, meaning it would be illegal to possess or distribute cigarettes without a doctor's prescription.

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The Role of Government

Posted November 27th, 2012 by porcupous
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Over the past many decades, the federal government’s own internal debate on its responsibility has changed in a subtle but very important way. Before the change, the federal government would act in the marketplace when people believed that everybody had a right to something. Now it intervenes even when it does not believe something should be guaranteed.

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Delray Beach, Florida Bans Hiring Of Smokers Or Tobacco Users

Delray Beach Florida has become the latest in the battle against personal choice and has banned hiring employees who use tobacco products, all supposedly to save money on health insurance.

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The Problem With Taxing Cigarettes: Everyone Lives Longer!

If ever there was something that worked too well, the cigarette tax might be it. A new study published by the Congressional Budget Office shows that any additional money the state obtains by raising cigarette taxes will eventually be outweighed by the increased use of entitlement programs such as Medicare or Social Security. In other words, a healthier population lives longer and uses more of the government's money.

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San Francisco Considers Banning E-Cigarettes

Posted April 25th, 2011 by andrew.valish
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SFO banned electronic cigarettes earlier this month and now the city is in the first stages of banning them. The plan is to fold them into the current smoking ordinance, saying that anything that looks, feels or functions like a cigarette is a cigarette and has to be banned from public places.

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Tobacco Smoking Should be Banned in Apartments: Researchers

Posted December 13th, 2010 by xoedusk
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Now, researchers are recommending that owners and landlords make their buildings smoke-free zones.

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Congressman wants no smokeless tobacco used in 2010 World Series

Posted October 25th, 2010 by phillyboy7
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Yet another busybody bureaucrat involving himself in matters he has no business being involved in. Oh wait, he needs to save the children!

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U.S. pockets $20.6 billion in "sin taxes" in FY'09

Posted July 15th, 2010 by Deslock Darkstar
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Americans armed themselves to the teeth and paid through the nose to have a smoke, according to a U.S. government report released on Wednesday. The U.S. federal government collected $20.6 billion in taxes on alcohol, tobacco, firearms and ammunition in fiscal year 2009, up 41 percent from the previous fiscal year, according to the annual report of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. --- Remember, kids... "Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms" should be a convenience store, not a government agency.

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ATF: Counterfeit cigarettes on the rise

Posted July 14th, 2010 by ZEUSLGN
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Only one thing you can say in response to this: "WHAT DID YOU THINK WOULD HAPPEN!?" Dumbass prohibitionists.

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New Ban on "Light" Cigarettes to Begin this Week

Posted June 23rd, 2010 by Renniks
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WASHINGTON — A US law banning the selling of so-called "light" or "mild" cigarettes took effect Tuesday, but some anti-tobacco groups say the makers are sidestepping the rules by using color-coding packaging.

The packaging says, "Your Marlboro Lights pack is changing. But your cigarette stays the same. In the future, ask for 'Marlboro in the gold pack."

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