Smoke this!!!

I wrote this in response to Buffalo Pundit’s post and folk’s subsequent comments on the increase of federal taxes on cigarettes…BP’s post was a rail against people calling Obama out on his pledge to not raise taxes on anyone earning less than $250-g a year when they think a tax a cigs exactly does that.

My comment…

As with with most taxes and fees, the people with less means to pay for it are hurt the most.

A “rich” person who smokes will take a hit…but the extra .39 a pack adds up for the “non-rich” in a real and meaningful way…especially for the “poor” who choose to smoke.

The poor also have less access or the means to help in quitting smoking…there is a strong link between cigarette smoking and socio-economic group.

 You be da judge…

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