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Preschool, child health advocates urge support of federal tobacco tax

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  • Luke Nelson West Valley City, UT
    Sept. 25, 2013 2:51 p.m.

    They can raise the tobacco tax, but I don't think making a government program dependent on people living unhealthy lifestyles is a good idea. Putting any extra funds towards debt sounds like a good idea.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Sept. 25, 2013 4:40 p.m.

    Gone are the days when parents cared for their children.

    Our children have been kidnapped, and are now raised, fed, and taught by the feds.

  • benjoginko Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Sept. 25, 2013 5:04 p.m.

    I don't smoke, don't like smoking, and have never tried it, but I don't think we should tax a single item we don't like to raise revenues. What happens when someone decides that sugar is evil and they put a tax hike on all things that have sugar??

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Sept. 25, 2013 5:50 p.m.

    Why do parents have children they can't take care of?

    Why are some people forced to pay for this?

  • 1conservative WEST VALLEY CITY, UT
    Sept. 30, 2013 4:32 p.m.

    What happens when more and more people stop smoking?

    Who do you suppose will pay for the program?

    You guessed it! ALL the rest of us.

    Ever heard of a government giveaway being stopped after it got started?