NYC roll-your-own cigs shop to close after lawsuit

There are 6 comments on the Dec 20, 2011, The Las Vegas Sun story titled NYC roll-your-own cigs shop to close after lawsuit. In it, The Las Vegas Sun reports that:

A company that was helping New York smokers avoid high taxes by having them roll their own cigarettes on machines in the store has agreed to shut down after being sued by the city.

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Keep your butt outside

Naperville, IL

#2 Dec 21, 2011
It should be apparent by now:
Stupid people (smokers) cannot avoid a stupidity (tobacco) tax. I would say tatoo a big "L" for loser on their forehead, but we can already identify them by their yellow fingers
Freedom

Niles, MI

#3 Dec 22, 2011
Keep your butt outside wrote:
It should be apparent by now:
Stupid people (smokers) cannot avoid a stupidity (tobacco) tax. I would say tatoo a big "L" for loser on their forehead, but we can already identify them by their yellow fingers
Gee, that sure does sound familiar....

http://www.lewrockwell.com/blog/lewrw/archive...

"The National Socialist Workers Party' anti-tobacco rhetoric drew from an earlier generation's eugenics rhetoric and also reflected an ethic of bodily purity and zeal for work.3 Tobacco use was attacked as an "epidemic," a "plague," as "dry drunkenness," and as "lung masturbation"; tobacco and alcohol abuses were "diseases of civilization" and "relics of a liberal lifestyle."

History knows your kind.
Hugh Jass

Seattle, WA

#4 Dec 22, 2011
Freedom wrote:
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Gee, that sure does sound familiar....
http://www.lewrockwell.com/blog/lewrw/archive...
"The National Socialist Workers Party' anti-tobacco rhetoric drew from an earlier generation's eugenics rhetoric and also reflected an ethic of bodily purity and zeal for work.3 Tobacco use was attacked as an "epidemic," a "plague," as "dry drunkenness," and as "lung masturbation"; tobacco and alcohol abuses were "diseases of civilization" and "relics of a liberal lifestyle."
History knows your kind.
Regardless of who may or may not have agreed, it is difficult to dismiss the idea that an affliction (such as the pathological state known as "nicotine addiction") striking one of four or even one of five adults--after decades spent fighting the disease--qualifies as epidemic, or as an epidemic. "Pandemic" would be a better fit, though.
2012 for women

Casablanca, Morocco

#5 Aug 3, 2012
Hugh Jass Jr

Wichita, KS

#6 Aug 3, 2012
Hugh Jass wrote:
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striking one of four or even one of five adults--after decades spent fighting the disease--qualifies as epidemic, or as an epidemic. "Pandemic" would be a better fit, though.
Disease Huh??

Maybe you should stop to consider - Some people JUST WANT TO SMOKE!- An HATE being told that they NEED TO QUIT!

Just like SOME people JUST NEED TO HEAR THEMSELVES TALK - Even though they have been told MANY TIMES that they should REALLY QUIT!
Frisbee

Renton, WA

#8 Aug 8, 2012
Hugh Jass Jr wrote:
Maybe you should stop to consider - Some people JUST WANT TO SMOKE!- An HATE being told that they NEED TO QUIT!
You don't need to quit smoking. You need to quit poisoning others.

Please, smoke more. Smoke as much as possible. The more you smoke, the better.

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