- Posted March 31, 2009 by
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Tobacco tax increase
Look at that girl hanging from the tree! That's my kid who has had asthma since she was 3 years old. A lung full of second hand smoke can set her asthma off. My most vivid memory of this happening was at an event in a city park. Since this was an open air event, there was no limit to where smokers could light up. Try as we may to put our chairs free of cigarette fumes, we could not get away! It ruined our evening when my daughter had an asthma attack.
I am tired of smokers puffing away in front of stores. I am tired of your stinky smoke drifting in to my car as you hang your nasty cigarette outside your car window. I am tired of walking into my back yard and smelling the foul stench of your tobacco drift over my fence.
If you love your cigarettes so much, why are you hanging that nasty thing outside of your car window? Why are you sitting outside stinking up my air? Why don't you smoke in your own house and in your car with the windows rolled up? Contain your smoke, puff away and waller in your own stinky, toxic filth. Please don't share it with me or my kids.
Smokers, no one is taking away your freedom to smoke. We are just trying to protect our freedom to breathe clean air and keep our body's healthy. Taxing tobacco products, thus making them more expensive, will not only provide funds for child healthcare but my very well make cigarettes unaffordable for our youth. That's doulbe the reason to increase the tobacco tax.
Don't like it? Tobacco tax is completely avoidable. Quit smoking!