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  •  Let's Get Past the Spin..... (0+ / 0-)

    ....and focus on a single yes or no question.  If smoking were to go away tomorrow, can you tell me with a straight face that you believe long-term health care costs would go DOWN?

    In a nation that has just added a brand new prescription drug entitlement that allows billions of dollars of new investment in the prescription drugs for disproportionately nonsmoking seniors, there is no way I can accept the idea that the shrinking demographic of smokers wields that damn much influence on rising health care costs in this country.

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