Skip to comments.What’s the Congressional Black Caucus Smoking?
Posted on 06/26/2009 11:31:19 AM PDT by The D.C. Writeup
On Monday, President Barack Obama signed into law the nations strongest ever anti-smoking law. The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act will ban flavored forms of tobacco with the exception of menthol-flavored cigarettes.
Now, some observers are asking whether the Congressional Black Caucuss close ties to the cigarette industry may have played a role in the menthol exemption.
Menthol-flavored cigarettes are by far the most popular form of flavored tobacco in the United States. Menthol cigarettes account for some 30 percent of the U.S. cigarette market and are preferred by almost 75 percent of black smokers.
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It makes absolutely zero sense that menthol cigarettes would be exempt. It sends the message they are safer than the others.
It’s not as to whether they’ll be “safer” or not.
It’s about an exercise of control and power.
And blacks are one group that are currently exempt from control by the elite.
Doesn’t Obama smoke menthols?
What does the law do and what is the exemption? As a smoker I should have followed this,but I am so tired to them raising taxes and demonizing smokers
All animals are equal. Some are more equal than others.
Stalinists lie. Always.
Don't look to their explanation as a reason for the change. It just provides convenient cover.
Every black guy I knew growing up had a pack of Kools in his pocket. The trick was to open the pack from the bottom. If somebody wanted to bum one, you’d show him the intact top of the pack and say, “Sorry man, haven’t unwrapped it yet.”
Sorry, meant to bump you post, it was so close in phrasing to mine.
Interesting, I heard that the “navy” trick was to keep a softpack in your shirt pocket with one in it, and your “full” pack in your pants pocket.
If asked, you open the shirt pocket pack and show it - “man, it’s my last one!”
I am pretty sure that I heard he did.
It gives FDA regualation over tobacco products and allows the FDA to lower the amount of nicotine in tobacco products. It also requires the cigarette box to be one big warning label and prohibits use of words “low tar” and “light.”
It makes zero sense that menthol cigs are exempt. That must be what Barry smokes.
Liberals: “Legalize marijuana, criminalize tobacco.”
Or just “control everything”.
The don’t want either one criminalized - they want it to be under their control.
Menthol cigarettes have been around for many, many years. They didn't intice teens to start smoking, but the recent manufacturing of straberry flavor and all other kinds of flavors were ment to specifically target teens.
That’s a good one too. I quit a few years ago but I still sometimes unconsciously reach into my shirt pocket for that pack of Camel straights.
I was visiting my local ‘backy shop the other day, and the owner was pushing Columbian cigarettes. I ended up purchasing a pack of Ukrainian cigarettes. I’m wondering now, is the FDA is going to ban cigarettes from other countries all together, or how will they limit their sale? (the Ukrainian butts weren’t too bad btw and, if set down, they go out, apparently not having the saltpeter that American manufacturers put in to keep the ciggy burning)
I was also wondering how the FDA is going to deal with blackmarket or smuggled cigarettes out of Mexico or Canada (a short drive for most border states), or cigarettes purchased online from indian tribes.
Just because blacks prefer menthol... Why, that’s clearly just a coincidence. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Yup...same way Micky D's “Happy Meals” specifically target pre-teens....
your point is?
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I'm not so sure about that, maybe you're right. I do, however, think the old saying is more apropos:
It's a black thing...you wouldn't understand.
Menthols (as it was the only flavoring not banned when they gave the FDA jurisdiction)
"your point is?"
What's your point? Happy meals are food. Children need food. Children don't become addicted to Happy Meals. No one needs cigarettes and they are very addicting.
You are what you smoke.
Smoke Kool to be cool!
Because Obama knows good and well how his popularity would decline if he outlawed menthol cigarettes.
You said it!
would u like them banned or just taxed heavily?
I would like to see them controlled as this measure would do. If they are not allowed to up the nicotine levels and add special flavors then we won't have as many young people becoming so addicted to them. It is very, very, difficult to quit.
I was addicted to cigarettes for 40 years. It took my mother dying that finally made me realize how addicting they really were. While visiting her during her last days my brother and I would go out on the porch and leave her alone in the house in order to smoke. So she would take off her oxygen and come join us for a smoke. My eyes were finally opened to the grip they had on me. I have now been smoke free for 13 years. I pray every day I will never pick one up again.
What is this going to do to my CAO flavor cigars, I do like the Moontrance and Ellensdreams everyonce in awhile.
Have u thought this position out?...other then thru your own experiences?? Would u mind if some of my personal experiences could dictate your choices??
Give me a break. I am not dictating an adults choice to smoke. I agreed with keeping the menthol flavor as that has been around for years and years. What I am saying is the cigarette companies do not need to up the nicotine levels or add new flavors to attract teens.
IMHO to dictate to a tobacco Co what flavors they may or may not produce becomes no different then dictating to a restaurant rather they can serve meat or fish (fish being healthier)...its just a lil bit further down the slope..
Freedoms taken for so called “right” reasons are still FREEDOMS TAKEN
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