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    Wood Dragon

    Roll your own can be done with pipe tobacco, untaxed.  Many do it, but it's not a trivially easy practice.

    Those of us who use the e-cig have, until now, enjoyed nicotine liquids that are exempt from the tobacco taxes.  This is likely to change.  Most of us aren't against modest taxes that are in proportion to the social risk (about 1% that of smoking), but few think the government will be sensible.

    However, the governments can't continue to lose revenue as smokers switch, so they either over-tax it comparatively, or ban it outright.

    (-6.38, -7.03) Moderate left, moderate libertarian

    by Lonely Liberal in PA on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 05:04:15 PM PDT

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    •  As Part of the SCHIP Expansion..... (1+ / 0-)
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      Lonely Liberal in PA

      ....government raised the tax on roll-your-own tobacco something like 10,000%....to about $50 a bag.

      As for the e-cig, we'll see to what extent that catches on, but government's already starting to get nervous that the e-cig is threatening its precious cigarette tax revenues, so they're imposing steeper and steeper regulations on it....I guess under the guise of protecting innocent bystanders from....secondhand water vapor.

      •  Dihydrogen monoxide kills. (1+ / 0-)
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        Mark27

        Every test is showing minimal to no dangerous chemicals in the exhaled vapor, and only very tiny amounts of propylene glycol even using 100% PG liquids.

        We can only assume that the fact that the body absorbs PG very easily causes this.

        They do find vegetable glycerine in the exhale.  Dreadful stuff, that, y'know.  You eat it by the pound.

        (-6.38, -7.03) Moderate left, moderate libertarian

        by Lonely Liberal in PA on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 05:16:00 PM PDT

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