Anti tobacco crusaders say they will have public smoking bans in all fifty (or is it 57?) states by 2020.
They can keep passing laws, but one thing the government is unable to do is stop the exodus of cigarettes from Indian resservations...I had somebody today telling me they bought 15 cartons the other day at Akwasasne at about half the price you pay in a duly licensed NY store...What's that say to a sap like me who pays for a license and pays the long prices for smokes just to make a 50 to 70 cent per pack mark up..? And that's for name brand cigarettes. The native brands are much less.
What it says is most people with both cents and sense will continue to do an end run around the do gooders who think shaking down dumb, addicted people is great public policy.
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