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More teens will get hooked on cigarettes if Pennsylvania goes through ...

There are 14 comments on the Easton Express-Times story from Oct 4, 2009, titled More teens will get hooked on cigarettes if Pennsylvania goes through .... In it, Easton Express-Times reports that:

More teens will get hooked on cigarettes if Pennsylvania goes through with plans to cut anti-smoking dollars in half Tuesday, September 29, 2009 People in the trenches in Pennsylvania fighting to keep cigarettes out of the mouths of babes feel like they've been sucker punched in the gut.

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Bill

Chicago, IL

#1 Oct 5, 2009
Let's see, the government counts on millions of dollars in taxes on tobacco and yet they pretend to care about youth smoking simply makes it laughable.
Non-Smoker

Philadelphia, PA

#2 Oct 5, 2009
You know what?

Go into a kindergarten class and ask them if cigarettes are good for you. You'll recieve unanimous 'NO's.

EVERYBODY knows cigarettes are harmful. People are going to do it one way or another, for whatever reason, and there's plenty of places that money could be better used. Forget cutting it in half, cut it altogether.

Since: Apr 08

Bethlehem, PA

#3 Oct 5, 2009
More like the "non-profits" whining and scaring the uninformed masses. Million dollar grants paying big salaries while producing nothing.

In fact, the increased predatory taxation in the name of what is good for you has led to increased crime and black markets that lead to easier access and profiteering (just like narcotics).

If you a worried of the dangers of smoking, be a parent. Children shouldn't receive their education from the words or pictures on a pack of cigarettes. As expected, soda (NY), candy and gum (PA) are next on the taxation train. Don't forget fast food.

Forget being responsible or held accountable for your actions, it's much easier to blame the corporations or someone else.

Believe it or not, as adults, there are many people who enjoy a cigarette, cigar, soda, beer, game of poker, or sexual fetish (let alone the already illegal drugs). Banning them has yet to get rid of them and often breeds ways to beat the system. Banning smoking (early 20's), alcohol (30's), gambling (practically legal everywhere now), drugs (still illegal except in CA--where they cry they need it for health and income) amounts to social engineering and has basically failed over and over again.
MACK

Philadelphia, PA

#4 Oct 5, 2009
Nick Naylor wrote:
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If you a worried of the dangers of smoking, be a parent. Children shouldn't receive their education from the words or pictures on a pack of cigarettes. As expected, soda (NY), candy and gum (PA) are next on the taxation train. Don't forget fast food.
Forget being responsible or held accountable for your actions, it's much easier to blame the corporations or someone else.
I agree. I started the anti-smoking campaign in my house early on, especially since my husband is a smoker and refused to quit. I didn't want my kids to be the ones who fell into the category, "if a parent smokes, the kids will probably smoke". I took every opportunity to show them what a disgusting habit it is. I'm happy to say that all 3 of my now twenty something year olds are non-smokers and will never smoke. They won't let people smoke in their apartments or cars. They won't even date smokers. The anti-smoking dollars made no difference in them being non-smokers, it was all done at home, for free.
ashlees nana

Boiling Springs, PA

#5 Oct 5, 2009
Yeah for you Mack! My Dad told us early that cigarette smoking wasn't good for you, today I and my 8 siblings thank him for that great message. Glad we learned at home, also!

“ONE LOVE...ONE HORSE”

Since: Dec 07

Location hidden

#6 Oct 5, 2009
ashlees nana wrote:
Yeah for you Mack! My Dad told us early that cigarette smoking wasn't good for you, today I and my 8 siblings thank him for that great message. Glad we learned at home, also!
No doubt about it! Money cant buy that!
mike from lebanon city

Egg Harbor Township, NJ

#7 Oct 6, 2009
tell your own kids not to smoke. i dont want my tax dollars to go for that. take some account for your kids actions. dont expect everyone else to raise your kids.
mike from lebanon city

Egg Harbor Township, NJ

#8 Oct 6, 2009
because agencies such as hers have been spending money since July (the start of the state's fiscal year) as if they would receive the same funding stream.
stop putting all that money in your pockets. we dont need you to tell us not to smoke.just another tax waete.
Right On

Indianapolis, IN

#9 Oct 6, 2009
It's all about money...if cigarettes are so bad, then make them illegal..stop taking our tax dollars in the name of helping us. That's just a bunch of BS to create more government intrusion into our lives. Bigger government just means more corruption and more people acting as parasites instead of working for a living.
Man in Black

Silver Spring, MD

#10 Oct 7, 2009
Nick Naylor wrote:
More like the "non-profits" whining and scaring the uninformed masses. Million dollar grants paying big salaries while producing nothing.
In fact, the increased predatory taxation in the name of what is good for you has led to increased crime and black markets that lead to easier access and profiteering (just like narcotics).
If you a worried of the dangers of smoking, be a parent. Children shouldn't receive their education from the words or pictures on a pack of cigarettes. As expected, soda (NY), candy and gum (PA) are next on the taxation train. Don't forget fast food.
Forget being responsible or held accountable for your actions, it's much easier to blame the corporations or someone else.
Believe it or not, as adults, there are many people who enjoy a cigarette, cigar, soda, beer, game of poker, or sexual fetish (let alone the already illegal drugs). Banning them has yet to get rid of them and often breeds ways to beat the system. Banning smoking (early 20's), alcohol (30's), gambling (practically legal everywhere now), drugs (still illegal except in CA--where they cry they need it for health and income) amounts to social engineering and has basically failed over and over again.
I could not agree more.

If a state is against gambling, let hem close every bingo hall and lottery.(which they won't do)

If smoking is so terrible make them illegal.(which they won't do because they need the $$$)
just candid

AOL

#11 Oct 7, 2009
MACK wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree. I started the anti-smoking campaign in my house early on, especially since my husband is a smoker and refused to quit. I didn't want my kids to be the ones who fell into the category, "if a parent smokes, the kids will probably smoke". I took every opportunity to show them what a disgusting habit it is. I'm happy to say that all 3 of my now twenty something year olds are non-smokers and will never smoke. They won't let people smoke in their apartments or cars. They won't even date smokers. The anti-smoking dollars made no difference in them being non-smokers, it was all done at home, for free.
---Thank You---
Yeah

Ephrata, PA

#13 Oct 7, 2009
I enjoy smoking
Mechanical throat

Newport, PA

#14 Oct 7, 2009
Cancer cures smoking.
just candid

AOL

#15 Oct 7, 2009
Mechanical throat wrote:
Cancer cures smoking.
We hear you, like big time!

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