Originally Posted by kerry
somone answer me this if you can
the gov of connecticut started this and other states steped in
that every time somone dies as a result of smoking the price of ciggarettes goes up. who gets the tail end of that. when the whole idea is to slow down the companys that make ciggarettes, by raiseing the price.. it cost more to make ciggarettes. but the smoker pays the price when it goes up. so if this is to fight the ciggarettet companys how are they paying more to make them when the buyer is the one that hands over the cash when the price goes up.
It goes like this. Most who smoke are middle to low income earners. The wealthy smoke too, but who cares about them anyway. For the sake of this experiment, let's just stick to REAL population. The tobacco companies, as well as the government, including doctors, used to encourage the population to smoke, while at the same time, introducing seriously harmful chemicals in their production of ciggarettes.
After being exposed and facing huge litigations that would have indefinately destroyed the industry, they needed to figure out how they could get away with murder, and sustain it.
Now, on the pretence of caring for the health of their people, the government increased the prices, whilst providing huge advertising campaigns for these tobacco giants at tax payers expense. Remember when the prohibition of tobacco advertising kicked in? This was followed by mass campaigning of DON'T SMOKE, NO SMOKING, signage and advertising everywhere you went. This is text book 'subliminal advertising'. Reminding the smoker CONTINUOUSLY, everywhere they went. And reminding NONsmokers, about ciggarettes, everywhere they went. All this, under the pretence of caring for the health of the people, while turning a blind eye, giving tobacco companies free reign to introduce whatever toxins they desired into their products. And still do.
If the government cared to minimise the gross amounts of profits these companies make, they would impose taxes on those profits. But they don't.
It is a disgusting scam they know will not fail. Why? Because people want to smoke, are reminded to smoke, and even if they don't smoke, are always reminded anyway. Subliminal advertising at its best.
If they really wanted to destroy these companies, or at least hurt their profits, why not legalise the cultivation of tobacco? They never will. Because it is a scam. A blatant scam on an ever content population.
Who gets the end of it? They all do. And taxpayers foot the bill. Smokers or not. But they care for out health....BULLSH*T!!
Legalise the cultivation of tobacco. Chemical free, and if the public were to do so, would smoke nowhere near as much. Imagine that. Exactly. Imagine, coz it will never happen in reality. It is a multi trillion dollar industry. We are talking absolute global empires.