Smokers License?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by 45nut, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. firefighter1635

    firefighter1635 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2012
    FEMA Region V
    I'm a smoker, yes I know I need to quit because it's bad for me but i'll quit when I want to quit, not when anyone else expecially the Gov't tells me to. I'll not be taking part in their ignorant "Tax card" as well. I'll get them however I get them for how ever long I want to get them. Freekin' Leaches make me sick.
  2. marlin795

    marlin795 Well-Known Member

    Aug 11, 2011
    Northern California
    Oh well, I need to quit anyways.

  3. mjp28

    mjp28 Well-Known Member

    Dec 17, 2011
    anytown, OHIO
    Just what I was thinking if they put a quota!

    Non-smokers could get a licence and sell what they buy.

    ALSO being a cigar smoker we really get hit already especially after the last SCHIP tax.

    Sin taxes, the easiest mark out there!
  4. gvw3

    gvw3 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    Chicago IL Area
    I am going to grow my own. This is getting ridiculous.
  5. nmckenzie

    nmckenzie Well-Known Member

    Aug 15, 2011
    Sitka, Alaska
    Mark Twain once observed "Quitting smoking is easy, I've done it hundreds of times...". Well so had I, and it wasn't easy, but I finally managed to a good many years ago. That said, if I were still going through a pack and a half a day no tax or license would stand in my way - even if I had to resort to growing and harvesting my own tobacco. Way I figure it, a Smoker's License would just be another load of politically expedient b.s., not to mention another source of revenue.
  6. nmckenzie

    nmckenzie Well-Known Member

    Aug 15, 2011
    Sitka, Alaska
    Short p.s. to previous:

    For any of you guys and girls who might require some incentive to quit smoking, a three pack a day buddy of mine (same age and I've known him for nearly forty years) was just diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. It's also metastasized to his brain and lymph nodes. Even with chemo and radiation (don't know why they're going to be putting him through this) the docs figure he's got four months, maybe five. I'll miss my buddy.
  7. MSGT-R

    MSGT-R Active Member

    Feb 27, 2011
    Yep, my Uncle died like that. Hated hospitals and wouldn't go until he collapsed. Too late, he died on the table. There was nothing they could do for him.
  8. Rocketman1

    Rocketman1 Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2010
    Columbus, Ohio
    I already am. I have to pay and extra $100 bucks a month for my health insurance.
  9. BlackEagle

    BlackEagle Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2011
    Obamacare...the Nanny state has arrived. Get used to it. It will only become more intrusive. Self-righteous liberal idiots will start telling you how to live. New York city's limited drink sizes is only the start.
  10. bluesea112

    bluesea112 Active Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    West, TX
    Buy them from Russia. You avoid the crazy US laws and the rediculous sin taxes.
  11. nmckenzie

    nmckenzie Well-Known Member

    Aug 15, 2011
    Sitka, Alaska
    Hmm...Russian, you say? Have you ever tried a Russian cigarette? Don't know what Ivan's cranking out these days, but they have to be better than some Soviet smokes I'd tried (once) back in the early '70s. Aroma-wise they were somewhere between burning leaves and French Gauloises, which now that I think of it is pretty much the same thing.
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