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Higher Tobacco Taxes Proposed

(Carson City, NV)  —  Smokers could be paying more if a bill raising tobacco taxes is approved.  Senate Bill 386 would boost the state tax on a pack of cigarettes from the current 80 cents to two dollars.  Taxes would also double on cigars and chewing tobacco. 

Supporters say it would raise an additional 350-million dollars for cash-strapped Nevada over the next five years.  A hearing on the bill is set for next week.

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  1. bumstead68 says:

    HEY – But then, a part of that extra tax money can go back to the Anti-smoking groups to take away some MORE RIGHTS!

    And it’s ALL BASED ON LIES!

    PUBLISHED IN THE Journal of the Natl Cancer Inst. 1981 Jun;66(6):1061-6. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6941041

    Time trends in lung cancer mortality among nonsmokers and a note on passive smoking.

    Garfinkel L.
    Abstract

    Lung cancer mortality rates were computed for nonsmokers in the American Cancer Society’s prospective study for three 4-year periods from 1960 to 1972 and in the Dorn study of veterans for three 5-year periods from 1954 to 1969. There was no evidence of any trend in these rates by 5-year age groups or for the total groups. No time trend was observed in nonsmokers for cancers of other selected sites except for a decrease in cancer of the uterus. Compared to nonsmoking women married to nonsmoking husbands,
    NONSMOKERS MARRIED TO SMOKING HUSBANDS SHOWED VERY LITTLE, IF ANY, INCREASED RISK OF LUNG CANCER!!!!!

    THIS IS ONE OF THE AMERICAN CANCER INSTITUTES OWN STUDIES!!

    YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN THIS ONE BLASTED ALL OVER THE NEWSPAPERS HAVE YOU ????

    THERE ARE A LOT MORE JUST LIKE THIS!!!

    THEY HAVE BEEN LYING TO US FOR YEARS!!!! WAKE UP PEOPLE!!!

    And Why are they doing this??
    ———-
    At New York’s 1975 World Conference on Smoking and Health, Antismoking activists were told that to eliminate smoking it would first be essential to “create an atmosphere in which it was perceived that active smokers would injure those around them, especially their family and any infants or young children…”
    – Huber. Consumers Research Magazine. 04/92

  2. bumstead68 says:

    EVERY ONE HAS SEEN THE CLAIMS!
    MOST CLAIM OVER 400,000 die from tobacco EACH YEAR! – MANY CLAIM 160,000 – to 180,000 Smokers die from lung cancer EACH YEAR!

    THOSE ARE SOME BIG NUMBERS – INTENTIONALLY MEANT TO SCARE !!

    BUT THEY ARE LIES! – AND VERY EASY TO DISCREDIT!

    In 2000 the national cancer records SHOW – 64.06 people out of 100,000 people get lung cancer in the US
    You can find that info here; http://seer.cancer.gov/csr/1975_2007/browse_csr.php

    According to Census records the population of the US in 2000 was 281,421,906
    Just google that one – ANYBODY can do that

    Simple 6th grade math will show you that in 2000 – 180,222 people got lung cancer

    NOW – IF EVERY PERSON IN THE US, SMOKED – THEN all the figures that the Anti-Smoking “Health” organizations CLAIM – would be close!

    BUT – in 2000 the smoking rate was approx. the same as it is today 21%

    21% of 180,222 — (again 6th grade math) would be 37,846

    NOW – Lung cancer is a BAD one – It’s mortality rate is second ONLY to Pancreatic cancer – approx. 85%

    85% of 37,846, – is 32,169 — That is STILL a terrible figure – BUT WAIT !

    EVEN THE EXAGERATED FIGURES from some of YOUR WEBSITES , claim that 16 – 20% of smokers get lung cancer.
    I’ll give the benefit of a doubt — and just split the difference say 18%

    SO in the end we gat a figure of 5,790 lung cancer deaths in smokers – – And there is ABSOLUTELY no PROOF that even THOSE deaths were attributed to smoking!!
    You will find similar results – NO MATTER WHAT YEAR YOU CHECK

    STUDIES have shown the the very SAME amount of NONSMOKERS/NEVERSMOKERS die of Lung cancer!!

    The FACTS contradict the CLAIMS – So why do these guys just keep spouting the SAME OLD TIRED LIES!!!!

    Could it be this??
    At New York’s 1975 World Conference on Smoking and Health, Antismoking activists were told that to eliminate smoking it would first be essential to “create an atmosphere in which it was perceived that active smokers would injure those around them, especially their family and any infants or young children…”
    – Huber. Consumers Research Magazine. 04/92

  3. Jim Martin says:

    How about doubling the tax on luxury vehicles and large boats. How about doubling the tax on homes that are over 500,000. This will never happen because the people involved, are the ones manufactory these bills that put a financial burden on the upper and lower middle class. In 1918 Russia the same thing was happening until the Russia people begin to revolt and we all know what happened there.

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