Posted 3 months ago on Jan. 27, 2013, 9:27 p.m. EST by WuWei
from New York, NY
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The same team that discovered the link between smoking and lung cancer went back 30 years later to the same Hospital-The Middlesex General in London-to have another look and they came to the conclusion that The risk of getting cancer from cigarette smoking was directly linked to the tar levels. People who smoke 10 low tars a day are less likely to get cancer than those who smoke 80 high tars a day. So maybe we should be taxing low tar cigarettes less than high tars. There are some brands on the market which contain only 1/20th of the tar content of a standard Marlborough for instance. Then there's the Ultra thins. Lots of people who smoke those will tell you that they only a few more than normal cigarettes and some even claim that they smoke the same number. So shouldn't they be sold at at half the price of normal cigarettes? Then there's the papers. A lot of the harmful tars in cigarettes come from the paper. So all ready made cigarettes should be made with ultra thin paper. Cigarette manufactorers should be stopped from adding chemicals to cigarette paper to keep them burning. This practise is just done to encourage people to puff more but it is a danger to public health- fires, cigarette burns, cigarette holes etc; etc. So the politically cigarette should be very thin, made with low tar tobacco and ultra thin paper and taxed accordingly.