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View Diary: Can Democrats Really Afford To Forfeit The Votes of 46 Million Smokers? (226 comments)

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  •  You turned "one of the main factors" (1+ / 0-)
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    JamieG from Md

    Into no, something else is THE main factor. And, you're missing the main point -- the last car on the train is always the caboose. If smoking lowers life expectancy and N% of healthcare costs per person come at the end of life, guess what? They just come earlier.

    Why don't you go fight for a progressive tax code and stop blowing smoke at us?

    I'm from the Elizabeth Warren wing of the Democratic Party

    by voicemail on Sun May 12, 2013 at 12:08:02 PM PDT

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    •  Wrong......The Costs Associated With Old Age...... (0+ / 0-)

      .....are more intensive and run a longer period of time than the heart attacks or lung cancer that tend to kill off smokers.  The math on this is crystal's a $100,000 lifetime savings for smokers compared to healthy weight nonsmokers.

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