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    the logic of forcing them off the market.  If they allowed kids and teens to pretend they were Tough Guys WITHOUT ADDICTING THEMSELVES TO POISON, then why fight it?  Why not let the kids  have their illusion, an illusion that in some schools was a very real survival need?  The very fact of fakery could have been used as a tool to teach why the real thing was a lousy idea.

    And the kids of poor people STILL think that cigarettes are "cool"; are a symbol of independence and being All Grown Up, and in the low-income area I'm now living and the working-class job I last worked, more than 50% of the population over 16 is still addicted to cigarettes that they couldn't afford even if they weren't taxed at a cost higher than the base price.  Corporate America spares no effort to assure that the working classes live brief and sorry lives and above all, die young enough to spare pension expenses.

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