Tuesday, February 23, 2016


Why would a nationalized tobacco industry
say smoking prevents ulcers, reduces the risk of Parkinson's disease
relieves schizophrenia, boosts brain cells
speeds up thinking, improves reactions, increases work efficiency
and eliminates loneliness and depression?

We know smoking tobacco is not good for kids
but a lot of other things aren't good

Drinking's not good

Some would say milk's not good

Retired Senator

Why would a study indirectly funded by tobacco interests
suggest savings from not having to pay smokers pensions and benefits
outweighs short term health care costs when tobacco tax revenues are included?

By smoking I contribute to the stability of the state budget

By buying cigarettes I increase state revenues and I will die of lung cancer
so the state won't have to pay me a pension

Former Prime Minister

If most smokers die about 10 years earlier than non-smokers
and more Americans started smoking
would taxpayers pay less for short-term medical costs
than for long-term Social Security and Medicaid benefits?

It is more profitable for your congressman to support the tobacco industry
than your life

Jackie Mason

If some wanted to increase tax revenues to improve the nations financial condition
by motivating more Americans to smoke would they tell everybody?