High Cigarette Taxes Help Fund Al Qaeda Through Black Market Sales

Liberals and other big government types think that by heavily taxing certain things, it’ll serve as a disincentive for people to buy those particular things. Like gasoline. The feds want higher gas taxes to “wean” people off dirty fossil fuels and on to cleaner forms of transportation, like mass transit. Cigarettes are the same way. Politicians want to “do something” about all the smokers out there. How do they get people to stop smoking? They impose heavy taxes on cigarettes, hoping Read more […]

Tobacco For Eighteen-Year-Olds? What Are Bloomberg’s Priorities?

For the record, I tend to think that a cigarette ban for minors may be appropriate. While I oppose prohibition for adults, I think it makes sense to say that adults shouldn’t be permitted to entice children into certain unhealthy choices. Of course, if such a prohibition is put in place, it needs to be justified by banning a substance that is clearly dangerous, not just “unhealthy” by some statistic that we know doesn’t apply to all people. If the evidence qualifies tobacco as such a substance, Read more […]