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beanD October 19th, 2013 11:23pm

The state of California legalizes cigarettes and spends millions of dollars to sponsor anti-smoking commercials on TV. Good plan or not so much?

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10/19/13 5:02 pm

It would be a better plan to target the schools directly starting in grade 5. Kids who learn early that smoking is terrible for you are more likely to retain the view they are taught. Just my opinion.

Abolitionist Voice of the people
10/19/13 4:25 pm

Cigarettes were illegal in California?

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
10/19/13 4:41 pm

That's what I'm confused about too...

beanD California
10/19/13 5:05 pm

No. I just wanted to include the fact that they're legal here to emphasize the commercials aspect.

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
10/19/13 5:09 pm

It's good because that's what the taxes collected from cigarette sales are supposed to be spent on. That's an example of a govt working right.

beanD California
10/19/13 5:13 pm

Good point. Do you think the taxes from cigarette sales could be better used for something else?

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
10/19/13 5:14 pm

Cancer research.