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FDA Snuffs Out Safer Smoking Alternative

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FDA Snuffs Out Safer Smoking Alternative

Millions of Americans choose to continue smoking despite known health risks. Presumably, the value they get from smoking is (rightly or wrongly) worth the risk to them. But for a short time, it appeared that smokers had a healthy third alternative: electronic cigarettes. The electronic cigarette is a relatively new innovation that works by allowing […]

A Tax on the Pursuit of Happiness

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A Tax on the Pursuit of Happiness

President Obama’s first tax increase went into effect yesterday, in the form of the single greatest federal tax increase ever levied on cigarettes. Instead of paying a 39¢ tax per pack, now individuals will be forced to pay $1.01 per pack. One of the motives for passing this legislation is to discourage people from smoking […]