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EU lawmakers to push ahead with anti-tobacco plans
Associated Press ^
| Oct 8, 2013 1:00 AM EDT
Posted on 10/07/2013 10:25:38 PM PDT by Olog-hai
European lawmakers are trying to tighten rules governing the multi-billion dollar tobacco market by imposing bigger and bolder warnings on cigarette packs, banning most flavorings like menthol and beefing up regulation of electronic cigarettes.
Treatment of smoke-related diseases costs about 25 billion ($34 billion) a year, and the EU estimates that there are around 700,000 smoking-related deaths annually across the 28-nation bloc.
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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine; Society
KEYWORDS: antitobaccoscam; cigarettes; eussr; followthemoney; scam; smokingiscool; tobacco; warninglabels
posted on 10/07/2013 10:25:38 PM PDT
Why not just ban tobacco? It’s not rocket science.
posted on 10/07/2013 10:27:05 PM PDT
(The DemocRAT Pahtay! Spending our grandchildren's future, today!)
That’d be like banning alcohol. You’ll just have an underground market for tobacco.
posted on 10/07/2013 10:29:47 PM PDT
>> and beefing up regulation of electronic cigarettes.
posted on 10/07/2013 10:57:47 PM PDT
by Gene Eric
(Don't be a statist!)
Why not just ban tobacco? Its not rocket science.
They could not get any taxes. That is all the vices are to politicians... taxes.
If they really want to level the field make users pay a huge deposit towards future tax bills and expenses with their health care costs.
While they are doing it do the same to those who engage in extreme sports. and those who drink. who
posted on 10/08/2013 12:30:29 AM PDT
(It was ALL about SCOTUS.. We are DOOMED for several generations. . Who cares? The Dem's do & voted!)
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