United States

#1 Apr 1, 2009
I will continue to smoke as long as I want to.That one dollar tax hike wont stop me. Unless its my choice to Quit. I will give up gas and Pepsi before I do my cigarettes. It bull. I'm really tired of this Country descriminating against smokers. This is Americia were saposed to be free.

Whittier, CA

#2 Apr 9, 2009
I am so tired of people talking about cigarettes killing people, what about the drunk drivers that kill people, why isn't the tax going up on liquor?
It's okay to have a drink in your hand but not a cigarette! I am sick of the discrimination toward smokers. while people with drunk driving records are given back their driving privileges to go out and kill again. People.. we need to start standing up for our rights!!

Seattle, WA

#3 Jul 27, 2009
I support a cigarette tax! Tax them until they become unaffordable. I had a quadruple bypass in 2005. The major contributing factor in my heart disease was cigarette smoking. This surgery cost more than $250,000.00 including the accompanying hospital stay. Several months of cardiac rehabilitation cost another $40,000.00. I'm not rich and somebody had to pay the bills. My debt was paid by the State as a charity case. I am now 4 years without cigarettes and proud of it. By the way, everyone who went to cardiac rehab with me, and continued to smoke cigarettes, is now dead. I, too, like the person who wrote their comments before me, swore that I would never give up cigarettes, but it's far better than giving up my life.

Since: Oct 08

Kansas City, MO

#4 Jul 29, 2009
Go on smoking (in your house) and then pay for your own cancer treatment 'out of your own pocket' not with the non-smokers' insurance. You smokers disgust me. You 'could' take all that money that you spend on cigs and feed a lot of people that are starving to death. Hmmmm, course this is just a thought.
Palin is Stalin

Marion, OH

#5 Aug 30, 2009
Smoke in your own homes. I dont want you nasty, smelly, crappy breath and stiny clothes around me or my kids. Ban smoking in all public places...

I also don't want my kids to grow up thinking it is cool or acceptable. Smoking is disgusting and should be completely banned from any public place including side walks and parks!
Green Star

Sidney, OH

#6 Aug 31, 2009
Why is it that the only people to legaly discriminate against in this country are smokers? When is someone going to honestly state the truth about smoking? Most smokers do it as self medication!!! Now if you realize that does that not complicate the issue?
Palin is Stalin

Marion, OH

#7 Sep 28, 2009
That is about as stupid as saying it is okay to drink beer everynight because you have to unwind. Come on...smoking is nasty, rude and most smokers are very uncaring about their nasty habit and how it affects others around them.

Smyrna, TN

#8 Oct 3, 2009
very stupid all a money racket
Green Star

Sidney, OH

#9 Oct 7, 2009
And you call yourself civilized. Why should you have the right to stop someone from smoking in their own home?

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