Tax hike & Tobacco

United States
April 15, 2009 10:13am CST
Ok I'm married to a smoker and I don't like that he smokes but I feel they can find other things to tax to death beyond smokes. Seriously, I think this is totally unfair to punish the consumer for something they support!?!?! Am I wrong to think this?? I don't know how accurate the data is but man I can think of other places to spend half a billion dollars on?!?!? The subsidizing of farmers http://farm.ewg.org/farm/progdetail.php?fips=00000&progcode=tobacco only to punish the consumer. I swear the only reason cigs are legal is to tax the heck out of them and keep farms going.
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@punlonnjack (1309)
• United States
15 Apr 09
i think the tax on ciagrettes is crazy.how far will they take this....
• United States
16 Apr 09
Probably til they have created a rehab program for those who can't quit even with over the counter methods.
@garyc09 (133)
15 Apr 09
its always about money isnt it, if people are buying then they will keep selling.
• United States
16 Apr 09
Well if people are addicted they keep buying them, not that they can afford them nor that they want to make other sacrafices to get their nicotine fix. I think one thing they have the biggest problem with trying to quit is they need something to do with their hands... MyLotting would be a great alternative ;0) But you can lead the horse to water you cannot make them drink.
• United States
15 Apr 09
We are also working on quitting. We roll our own and our weekly bill went from around 20.00 to over 60.
• United States
16 Apr 09
It was reasonable for hubby to roll his own before the hike. What he spent every 2-3 weeks rolling his own is what he spent in one week. But I agree it's gone up drastically, too drastically. Good Luck with your efforts in quitting