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  •  The Tobacco industry rode high on a wave of (15+ / 0-)

    bullshit long after the scientific evidence was in.
       But the tide turned on them and they've lost almost every major battle for years now.
        The Kochs and their ilk are in for the same fate over their own science denial and malice toward human health and human survival.
        We've got to overtake them sooner than later on the present battles because future generations depend on our actions now and time is of the essence.

    "We the People of the United States...." -U.S. Constitution

    by elwior on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 01:31:30 PM PST

    •  Smoker reacts to $2/carton tax increase (0+ / 0-)
      Accountant Megan MacDonald, 33, has smoked since high school and spends about $3,600 a year on her half-pack-a-day habit.

      “I don’t think it’s such a bad idea because smoking’s really not that good for you,” MacDonald said. “If that’s what’s going to help people quit, then hit their pocket book.

      “If they can’t quit for health reasons, I’m sure they could quit because they could go on vacation somewhere with the extra money.”

      After the $2 increase, the province of B.C. will receive $44.60/carton in taxes. Big Tobacco continues to make obscene profits off the addiction - and death - of its customers.

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