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Why isn't tobacco illegal in America?

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because in America we are free to be as stupid as we wanna be.....as long as we don't hurt anyone but ourselves.....

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And pay the price ( Tax) while doing so.. !
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and that too is coming to an end
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Yup......ya can't fix stupid, so ya might as well tax it.....
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Actually, taxing " Stupid " might bring us out of our current economic crisis...
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lmao
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Nice one Roger!!
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Roger, I think you may have something there ... Good one
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kazarina
Sometimes the majority rules nice one nafta.
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Thank-You, Kookie and Bochala.... sorry a day late.... :)
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It is too highly taxed to become illegal....

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the government gets a big cut of the money

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Because of the revenue and the taxes it generates.

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perfect answer
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thanks for ur answer
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It is if your under 18

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Money

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People are greedy; they want money, so they don't really legalize tobacco.

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Because if it became illegal, Prohibition would be repeated. And no one wants that.

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So true..
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When tobacco becomes illegal, all those hundreds of millions of .... Well, think what good this would do for our Native American gaming centers.

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Too much money involved.. Government makes good money on it..

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If it were illegal -
There would be a black market
And that would cut out the Government-
Just like pot -
Ps - pot is bad -
But not as bad as alcohol -

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Cause the government can tax the fire out of it.

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Roger has a very good point, taxing stupid, very well could bring us out of economic debt.

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I agree...
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I agree
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How about the fact that tobacco itself is harmless, it's all the additives and chemicals that make smoking deadly. Nicotine itself about as bad for us as caffeine. It's all the poison that confuses people.

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good answer
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Firstly - because this is still a free country. Secondly - because, as much as our govern- ment "pretends" to be against Americans smoking tobacco - it's not made a huge issue of because of the excessive revenue collected from the sale of it. The Federal and State
governments don't really want anyone to quit smoking because that would mean less
money in their greedy hands. Be very careful what you wish for. "Outlawing" any freedom in this country just sets further presidents to make even more things "illegal" - and will eventually catch up to what "you" like to do. And you will have nobody to blame but your-self and those like you. Let freedom reign - before you end up screwing yourself!

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thanks for your input. This is a question that I have to answer in my economics class. I am a smoker myself so I'm not downing it, just a question for an assignment.
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$money$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

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Money

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it is go into any sheetz,7-11,gas stations u'll see cigarets,snuff.what's not illegal & should be is weed

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