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Hawaii Proposes Cigarette Ban

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Lawmakers in Hawaii have proposed legislation that would begin phasing out cigarettes in the state, banning them altogether within the next several years.

At least, for people younger than 100.

The bipartisan bill, H.B. 1509, aims to raise the legal minimum age to use cigarettes to exclude everyone but centenarians by 2024 to “keep people healthy and alive in the Aloha State,” state Rep. Cynthia Thielen (R), one of the sponsors of the bill, said Tuesday afternoon in a phone interview with The Washington Post.https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2019/02/05/younger-than-soon-you-might-not-be-able-smoke-cigarettes-hawaii/?utm_term=.6f698f99c496
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This should be proposed worldwide. There is nothing good about smoking cigarettes and it only gives more money to the businessmen behind this product and death upon us all.
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Do you agree of banning cigarettes?
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People are just gonna get their 100 year old buddies to buy them for them. face with tears of joy
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People are just gonna get their 100 year old buddies to buy them for them. face with tears of joy
Yeah I have a bunch of 100 year old buddies.
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That's how you create a nice black market. Prohibition historically hasn't worked
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Ex-smoker. Quit 33 years ago after 30 pack years by the age of 40. Quitting was the hardest thing I ever did. Do it. Quit.
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Prohibition doesn't work. Better to just keep the price so high people quit.
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Prohibition doesn't work. Better to just keep the price so high people quit.
High prices don't get people to quit, it just fuels the black market.
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People don't learn. Prohibition? Really? What about sugar and obesity /diabetes that cost billions of dollars a year?
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People don't learn. Prohibition? Really? What about sugar and obesity /diabetes that cost billions of dollars a year?
What about them? Medical cost is similar at some 300 billion a year nationally, but sugar is required for life and diabetes a lot more complex than banning one tremendously expensive and obvious health risk.
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What about them? Medical cost is similar at some 300 billion a year nationally, but sugar is required for life and diabetes a lot more complex than banning one tremendously expensive and obvious health risk.
It seems like a good idea until you have illegal cigarette cartels and people going to jail for a smoke.
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It seems like a good idea until you have illegal cigarette cartels and people going to jail for a smoke.
No second hand smoke from sugar same as alcohol.
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Time to resort to the alternative, marijuana.
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Time to resort to the alternative, marijuana.
Funny thing, marijuana has far more tar per joint than cigarettes do. Tar is the toxic ingredient.
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Funny thing, marijuana has far more tar per joint than cigarettes do. Tar is the toxic ingredient.
Please show your source.
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