Is that an argument against taxing cigarettes?If you're gonna use health care costs as a reason, start at the top - fat. Fat people cost the health care industry a lot more than smokers do. How many fat diabetics are out there that cost us money their whole life?
This is what we call a diversion. You apparently don't like the idea of a tax on cigarettes, so you change the subject by generalizing it and refocusing on a different element of health care costs.Why are you advocating a sin tax, excuse me an excise tax, on fattening food? Gimme a break...
Remember, our discussion was never about tax policy or even health care costs. It began with your claim that, "smoking is a CHOICE that the f_cking government should stay out of." I disagreed then, and still do now.
BTW, did you mean "aren't advocating"?