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The current anti-smoking campaign
is not about your health ...

It is all about YOUR MONEY... They want it!

Why not Ban Cigarettes Outright?

Have you noticed the anti-smoking collectivists are not suggesting a total ban on cigarettes? In fact, no one is suggesting a BAN on cigarettes. The anti-smoking zealots say that smoking is a deadly addiction, responsible for three million deaths each year and that because nicotine is as addictive as heroin or cocaine, using tobacco is not a choice once you're hooked. Further they pull the "children" tactic and says the nicotine industry hooks 60% of its customers before they're even 14 years old.

If tobacco was as dangerous and the killer substance they say it is, wouldn't any reasonable person outlaw it ouright and ban cigarettes completely?

Why don't the do that?

Because there is too much money to be made from tobacco!

The Federal Government does not want to ban tobacco. The Office on Smoking and Health reports there are 46,824,800 adult smokers in the United States providing an annual net tax revenue from cigarettes of $5,586,000,000. Tobacco will continue to be grown and cigarettes will continue to be sold. The difference, they hope, is that tobacco will be grown only by large corporate growers whom they can control rather than by smaller independent family farms.

The socialist SCHIP program that provides health insurance to children and illegal aliens is funded by taxes paid by smokers. If they were not able to transfer wealth from smokers to pay for this socialist program, they would either have to scrap the program or tax somebody else. Smokers are the easiest target right now.

Politicians don't want to ban tobacco. Although contributions to politicans have decreased in recent years, the tobacco industry continues to contribute millions of dollars each election cycle to candidates for Congress in an effort to influence federal policies. Since 1997 when they gave $30 million to Democratic and Republican parties, contributions were down to $3 million in the 2005-2006 election cycle and had fallen to $1.2 million by the 2011-2012 election cycle.

Doctors don't want to ban tobacco. According to a federal database of tobacco quota holders, 300 of Kentucky's 7,000 doctors own the right to grow and sell tobacco while at the same time they are telling their patients they need to quit smoking.

Health Care Industry does not want to ban tobacco. Insurance companies have their eyes on the deep pockets of the tobacco industry to line their pockets with more profits. The argument of "recovering health costs" is nothing more than an outright lie to disguise the transfer of wealth from one industry to another.

Lawyers don't want to ban tobacco. They, more than just about anyone else, stand the greatest opportunity to enrich themselves through anti-tobacco litigation.

If you don't believe
 it's about the money ...
keep reading below!

Target Redistribution of wealth
The tobacco industry in general -- and the small family tobacco farmer specifically -- has been targeted by the federal government in their grab for money and power. Not satisfied with it's current level of control over the tobacco industry and eying huge repositories of wealth, the long arm of the federal government in cadence with the health care industry and trial lawyers is moving to confiscate and redistribute tobacco fortunes into the hands of government bureaucrats, health care professionals, law firms, and large corporate growers.

Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., supported a plan requiring tobacco companies to pay $18 billion to buy out tobacco farmers and phase out the government program that supports their crop. It was the small tobacco farmer who was hurt most by this federal attack on small business. The government limits who can grow tobacco and how much of it. It sets a minimum price for tobacco and levies assessments on growers and buyers so the program runs at no net cost to the government. The federal government requires tobacco quota holders to either grow their tobacco or lease it to other farmers.

Small farmers in Kentucky and the Carolina's facing the loss of federal tobacco subsidies in the form of allotments will be forced to sell out to the large corporate farmers who can easily assimilate the loss of federal support through increased cost to the consumer and increased exports. Lugar's plan would phase out the tobacco program over three years and then let anyone grow tobacco for whatever price was offered by the market.

Money is central to the collectivist agenda of redistribution of wealth. This looting of your money is a joint partnership between government and crony corporate interests. They are simply stealing your money with a sophisticated propaganda campaign designed to transfer money from one group of smokers to another group. It's called socialism in most dictionaries.

U.S. Constitutional right to Free Speech
Instead of banning cigarettes outright, Collectivists in government and their crony counterparts have used the smoking debate to further erode all Americans constitutional rights to free speech. They have banned nearly all forms of tobacco advertising and have dictacted to advertisers how their products are to be promoted. They have forced tobacco companies to display their propaganda messages on their packaging and in their media messages.

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