look around every thing illegal is still here and being used. Drugs are all over the place,prostitution is every where. Same with tobacco it will not go any where. The crooks who it is illegal for them to have guns, have guns. Making any thing illegal just make more criminals that the taxpayer has to pay for. If people want it, it will not go away. You live in a dream world.<quoted text>
Take away the legal tobacco and you lose the smoke screen that has permitted hiding the illegal so far. That concept is, perhaps, a bit too complex for you.
A person who wants to smoke will smoke. Alcohol prohibition did not get rid of alcohol it just made the criminal very rich like the Kennedys. The smoking bans are making criminals very rich today. China is getting rich off illegal cigarettes.
We believe we intercept about 15 contraband cigarette crossings per week, while there is an average of 110 per day, seven days a week," Sgt. Michael Harvey explained.
He said the amount of cigarettes that hit the black market every week would fill another 50 containers.