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J.D. Tuccille Talks Cigarette Taxes on the Thom Hartmann Radio Show

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Assef Elweter

Make a social concern go away just by hiking taxes on it? Why haven't the drug warriors thought of that? Anyway, I'll be on the Thom Hartmann show at 3pm ET to discuss a study that proposes tripling cigarette taxes as a means to lower tobacco consumption around the world. It's a brilliant idea that, clearly, has never occurred to policymakers in the past. What could possibly go wrong with such a simple idea for reducing people's taste for tobacco? What cynical fool would ever suggest unintended consequences might occur?

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