Friday, April 3, 2009

New Tobacco Baseball Card Set in Cigarettes

Ok, I know I need to quit smoking. I'm almost 39, have 2 lovely young girls (3-years and 10 months) that I would like to be alive for the day they get married and have kids. I'd also like to see those days without being hooked up to an oxygen mask.

With recent federal tax increases boosting cigarette prices to over $6.00 PER PACK, this is something I really need to get a handle on. The crazy part is that I quit for 4-years once.

Anyways, I imagine I am not the only one that will begin to mentally tackle this issue as a result of the cost increases. That got me to thinking about the likelihood of ever, ever seeing baseball cards inserted into packs of cigarettes again.

If they ever did, I might never quit. Hello, my name is Rob and I am an addict.

2 comments:

USpace said...

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It's all so hopenchangey.
The governments imposing these tobacco SIN taxes are actually committing racist acts since most smokers are lower income, and many of them are minorities. Obama committed a racist act with this tax increase. Completely regressive. Why don't they tax cigs $1,000 a carton?

They don't want all people to quit, just enough to toot their horns to justify their tyranny. They will still be able to rely on all those taxes continually coming in from the hardcore addicts, which at the increasingly obscene rates will easily make up the taxes lost from the small percentage of quitters.

Politicians don't want people to stop smoking. If they did they would tax them $100 per pack. But this would just increase the black market even more, and the state would get no money.
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absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
raise taxes on the poor

tax cigs 200 percent
hurt poor smokers the most

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absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
create racist outcomes

raise some taxes on the poor
hurt minorities the most
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USpace
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stusigpi said...

USpace

You come off just a scosch crazy. Maybe you should organize your points and ideas a little bit. Just a thought.

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