Health advocates say hike taxes on to...

Health advocates say hike taxes on tobacco products to cut use

There are 22 comments on the Cleveland.com story from Apr 10, 2012, titled Health advocates say hike taxes on tobacco products to cut use. In it, Cleveland.com reports that:

Health advocates want lawmakers to raise the taxes on snus, spit and other smokeless tobacco products to discourage the use.

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xxxrayted

Brook Park, OH

#23 Apr 14, 2012
"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."
C.S. Lewis
Hugh Jass

Nashville, TN

#24 Apr 14, 2012
Hugh Jass wrote:
If you could spare a moment from your "withering" repartee, perhaps you could take a shot at explaining just exactly why I or anyone else should ignore the massive disparities between these two situations.
Maybe, in light of your more recent comment (quoted above), you could even explain why you think I or anyone else should regard the idea that there is a significant difference between those situations as "absurdity".
Are you saying that the differences don't exist?
Are you saying that they are not significant to the feasibility of establishing and sustaining a thriving black market to serve smokers?
xxxrayted wrote:
"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."
C.S. Lewis
Ah, I see. I didn't think you had anything rational to say on the subject. So, instead, you toss us a quote from a science fiction writer. Good For You.

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