Altria Group launches new site to fight wave of anti-smoking in U.S.

There are 12 comments on the Jan 5, 2012, Examiner.com story titled Altria Group launches new site to fight wave of anti-smoking in U.S.. In it, Examiner.com reports that:

Richmond, VA based Altria Group, owner of Philip Morris USA, the country's biggest cigarette manufacturer, has launched a website dubbed "Citizens for Tobacco Rights," a new medium that consumers can use to read about and get involved with tobacco-related public policy issues.

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hamster

Almaty, Kazakhstan

#1 Jan 16, 2012
Some more about Philip Morris you can see here http://pm-lampoon.hostoi.com/index.html
Nothing may be a mistery for a long time
Hugh Jass

Nashville, TN

#2 Jan 16, 2012
They could have elaborated on the comment about Altria and US tobacco growing areas. I read yesterday that, as soon as Altria spun off Philip Morris International, that group stopped buying American tobacco.

The concept of this "new effort" seems designed to combat the "Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights" organization. "Citizens for Tobacco Rights"?

At least they didn't proclaim themselves supporters of "smokers'" rights after spending decades maximizing addiction and disregarding smokers' right to the knowledge the industry possessed regarding how foul a thing smoking is for the human body to endure.

“68 65 6c 6c 6f”

Since: Mar 11

Quinton, VA

#3 Jan 16, 2012
I am a smoker so I obviously donít care much for the anti-smoking brigade. I am honestly glad to see Altria defending themselves and smokersí rights. Thatís right I said RIGHTS! Many f you may say what rights should a smoker have and that is a fair question. We have rights because we pay BILLIONS upon BILLIONS in taxes. Cigarettes are the largest taxed item in the US. There is no other product not even alcohol that comes a close second. Billions and billions the non-smokers have no problem taking full advantage of such as education, law enforcement, social programs, roads and highways. The anti smoking crowd will then say but look at the burden you place on the medical system. This has always puzzled me a little. Since I pay for my healthcare that by the way has never been related to my smoking I wonder how my burden is any different than the non smoker. Is my burden any worse than the non-paying non-smoker?
Ever notice that the anti-smokers want increased taxes and limits on where you can smoke but NEVER ask for the product to be banned? Of course they donít asked for it to be banned because they know full well how much money they will need to come up with should they lose those precious tax dollars they donít have to contribute to themselves. If cigarettes where Tylenol they would have called for them to be banned decades ago. But then again we donít collect much tax revenue from Tylenol now do we? The next time you drive down a freshly paved road or a new school is built for your child stop and thank a smoker.
jon

Eatontown, NJ

#4 Jan 16, 2012
lincoln center cop said i had to smoke in the street. what about the tailpipes from cars comes to mind. i told him you have a mayor that buys three terms and that cigarettes pay the city taxes.i say don't sell cigarettes in new york. i say mo and pm start selling online.

“68 65 6c 6c 6f”

Since: Mar 11

Quinton, VA

#5 Jan 16, 2012
Hugh Jass wrote:
They could have elaborated on the comment about Altria and US tobacco growing areas. I read yesterday that, as soon as Altria spun off Philip Morris International, that group stopped buying American tobacco.
The concept of this "new effort" seems designed to combat the "Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights" organization. "Citizens for Tobacco Rights"?
At least they didn't proclaim themselves supporters of "smokers'" rights after spending decades maximizing addiction and disregarding smokers' right to the knowledge the industry possessed regarding how foul a thing smoking is for the human body to endure.
I wonder if you say that each time a car passes or pass by a farm in your car or a factory.
As for knowing how bad cigarettes are don't be stupid. Did you think they were good for you? Do I really need to tell you that sticking your head in a fire will burn you? Or taking a hair dryer in a shower? To the clueless I offer you a pile of asbestos to play in while you contemplate your stupidity.
Hugh Jass

Nashville, TN

#6 Jan 16, 2012
jon wrote:
lincoln center cop said i had to smoke in the street. what about the tailpipes from cars comes to mind. i told him you have a mayor that buys three terms and that cigarettes pay the city taxes.i say don't sell cigarettes in new york. i say mo and pm start selling online.
I call you a liar on that one, Bubba. I can't feature a cop telling anyone they have to smoke. The laws don't require people to smoke, either. It's nicotine addiction that tells you you have to smoke--in the street or anywhere else. Man up and take responsibility for your affliction.
Hugh Jass

Nashville, TN

#7 Jan 16, 2012
Hugh Jass wrote:
They could have elaborated on the comment about Altria and US tobacco growing areas. I read yesterday that, as soon as Altria spun off Philip Morris International, that group stopped buying American tobacco.
The concept of this "new effort" seems designed to combat the "Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights" organization. "Citizens for Tobacco Rights"?
At least they didn't proclaim themselves supporters of "smokers'" rights after spending decades maximizing addiction and disregarding smokers' right to the knowledge the industry possessed regarding how foul a thing smoking is for the human body to endure.
buzzfriendly wrote:
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I wonder if you say that each time a car passes or pass by a farm in your car or a factory.
As for knowing how bad cigarettes are don't be stupid. Did you think they were good for you? Do I really need to tell you that sticking your head in a fire will burn you? Or taking a hair dryer in a shower? To the clueless I offer you a pile of asbestos to play in while you contemplate your stupidity.
You wonder if I say what, exactly? How is anything in the post you quoted remotely connected to your "reply"?

“68 65 6c 6c 6f”

Since: Mar 11

Quinton, VA

#8 Jan 17, 2012
Hugh Jass wrote:
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You wonder if I say what, exactly? How is anything in the post you quoted remotely connected to your "reply"?
"At least they didn't proclaim themselves supporters of "smokers'" rights after spending decades maximizing addiction and disregarding smokers' right to the knowledge the industry possessed regarding how foul a thing smoking is for the human body to endure. "
Hugh Jass

Nashville, TN

#9 Jan 17, 2012
buzzfriendly wrote:
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I wonder if you say that each time a car passes or pass by a farm in your car or a factory.
Hugh Jass wrote:
You wonder if I say what, exactly? How is anything in the post you quoted remotely connected to your "reply"?
buzzfriendly wrote:
"At least they didn't proclaim themselves supporters of "smokers'" rights after spending decades maximizing addiction and disregarding smokers' right to the knowledge the industry possessed regarding how foul a thing smoking is for the human body to endure. "
Okay, so you've answered my FIRST question. And?

“68 65 6c 6c 6f”

Since: Mar 11

Quinton, VA

#10 Jan 17, 2012
Hugh Jass wrote:
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Okay, so you've answered my FIRST question. And?
Read my post and stop bothering me while I am smoking. I am trying to find some infants in close confinement to exhale onto.
Hugh Jass

Nashville, TN

#11 Jan 17, 2012
buzzfriendly wrote:
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Read my post
No, thanks, I'm trying to cut down.
Need A Light

London, Canada

#12 Jan 17, 2012
buzzfriendly wrote:
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Read my post and stop bothering me while I am smoking. I am trying to find some infants in close confinement to exhale onto.
I am trying the same thing it's getting hard to find good ears muffs to use in freezing shelters to muff out the kiddy screams when I do that.
Why do kiddy's give you such a hard time in adult bars anyway, they should charge the parents with manslaughter or neglect.

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