N.C. tobacco production rises as numb...

N.C. tobacco production rises as number of farms decrease

There are 12 comments on the WNCT-TV Greenville story from Jun 30, 2007, titled N.C. tobacco production rises as number of farms decrease. In it, WNCT-TV Greenville reports that:

The number of tobacco farmers in North Carolina has declined due to the elimination of federal price supports and a decline in smoking. via WNCT-TV Greenville

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just candid

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#1 Jul 1, 2007
If the average smoker knew what is used to grow tobacco and what is added to the 'smokes',they might have second thoughts about putting it into the lungs.
antianti

Schiller Park, IL

#2 Jul 1, 2007
If the average eater realized what is used to grow their produce and what is added to food before it is packaged they might have second thought about putting it in their mouths.

Since: Dec 06

Indianapolis

#3 Jul 2, 2007
Well, there goes more jobs. Great work.

“Just Say No to Smoking Bans”

Since: Jul 07

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#4 Jul 4, 2007
just candid wrote:
If the average smoker knew what is used to grow tobacco and what is added to the 'smokes',they might have second thoughts about putting it into the lungs.
If you knew anything about history, you would also know that the colonies would have failed and that our country would not resemble what we call America had it not been for tobacco. If you knew anything about the production of consumable products in your life, you would have second thoughts about living. Life is dirty...get over it.
just candid

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#5 Jul 4, 2007
Sheri, I have no idea what part of the world you live in but I live in MD, a state that was founded on tobacco.A state that is now turning away from growing and using tobacco.We are turning away from tobacco as we now know what great harm the use of tobacco causes. Just think what a great thing if tobacco had not been the states economic backbone.That all the manhours spent growing it,the deaths caused by it ,that all of this had been spent on something for the betterment of the people and the country.

“Just Say No to Smoking Bans”

Since: Jul 07

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#6 Jul 5, 2007
just candid wrote:
Sheri, I have no idea what part of the world you live in but I live in MD, a state that was founded on tobacco.A state that is now turning away from growing and using tobacco.We are turning away from tobacco as we now know what great harm the use of tobacco causes. Just think what a great thing if tobacco had not been the states economic backbone.That all the manhours spent growing it,the deaths caused by it ,that all of this had been spent on something for the betterment of the people and the country.
But, it was the backbone. Do not try to rewrite history. America was possible only because of that first crop that people like you are now obsessed with. Smoking one thing or another has been a part of the culture of mankind since it began. That you would attempt to change that is foolish. You may drive smokers to the back of the bus for a time, but you will never erradicate the human race's desire for pleasure even when it involves substances that you abhor. When FDR's memorial was constructed, a group of anti-smokers demanded that it not include a cigarette....although the cigarette for FDR was such a part of him that it defined who he was. Erasing historical facts is not possible. Attempting to rewrite history because you do not like what it says is a threat to our future. History determines who we are now and who we will be tomorrow.
just candid

AOL

#7 Jul 5, 2007
Sheri,For you smokers it's not to the back of the bus but off the bus. Thank you.

“Just Say No to Smoking Bans”

Since: Jul 07

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#8 Jul 5, 2007
just candid wrote:
Sheri,For you smokers it's not to the back of the bus but off the bus. Thank you.
There is one perk to being off the bus. I no longer need to sit near and among ant-smoking zealots. I do not have to listen to your self-absorbed agenda or your small-minded and paranoid ravings.
Justined

United States

#9 Jul 5, 2007
Sheri wrote:
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There is one perk to being off the bus. I no longer need to sit near and among ant-smoking zealots. I do not have to listen to your self-absorbed agenda or your small-minded and paranoid ravings.
And you don't have to inhale the deadly diesel fuel either!

Hee Hee Hee

<giggle>
just candid

AOL

#10 Jul 5, 2007
Justined wrote:
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And you don't have to inhale the deadly diesel fuel either!
Hee Hee Hee
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Junkers I'm sure glad you are happy,stay that way and you may not even notice that you can't breath as well as you did just a few years ago.
Look Foward

Four Oaks, NC

#11 May 20, 2008
Its great the country was founded by Tobacco. This isnt that country anymore. Time to move on.
Bob Vasile

Indio, CA

#12 May 27, 2008
Cocain and Heroin are traditional products also. More people die from tobacco though. It's all about the money!!! BV,Durham,NC

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