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  •  children being around cigarette smoke (4+ / 0-)
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    allergywoman, FG, terrybuck, ER Doc

    is far worse for them than their parents paying a higher price for fucking cigarettes. and if higher price per pack induces their parents to quit, then so much the better, for their family budgets and their health.

    this is incredibly cynical, to be crying crocodile tears for the children.

    •  You're Assuming A Lot..... (1+ / 0-)
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      .....including that the parents are smoking in the presence of their children, which at this point I suspect the overwhelming majority do not.  But even if you're right, it's a pretty sad testimonial that you believe children living in poverty are better off than children exposed to cigarette smoke.  Are you kidding me?  For most of the last century, entire generations of children grew up in the presence of secondhand smoke and the species managed to not only survive, but grow its life expectancy at historic rates.

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