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Massachusetts Town Could Become Nation’s First Town To Ban All Tobacco Products
11-10-2014, 12:51 AM #1
The Survivor Truthtard
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The cartons of Marlboros, cans of Skoal and packs of Swisher Sweets are hard to miss stacked near the entrance of Vincent’s Country Store, but maybe not for much longer: All tobacco products could become contraband if local health officials get their way.

This sleepy central Massachusetts town of 7,700 has become an improbable battleground in America’s tobacco wars. On Wednesday, the Board of Health will hear public comment on a proposed regulation that could make Westminster the first municipality in the United States to ban sales of all tobacco products within town lines.

“To my knowledge, it would be the first in the nation to enact a total ban,” said Thomas Carr, director of national policy at the American Lung Association. “We commend the town for doing it.”

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11-10-2014, 01:00 AM #2
White Ribbon call me
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they should just ban it all together, that way i wouldn't be tempted every now and again.. its over $20 a pack in OZ and growing, in a pub you would pay $24+ from a machine.. sooo, just effen ban it.. make everyone use e cigs..
11-10-2014, 01:37 AM #3
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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I'd plant and grow it but doubt I have the climate for it. Worth looking into though.

Why the ğck is the government so damn determined to control every ğkking aspect of people's lives? If they're for it I'm agin vic.gif
11-10-2014, 02:07 AM #4
Octo Mother Superior
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I have thousands of tobacco seeds beercheer.gif Sure you can grow it Shadow! Tobacco has been grown here for hundreds of years. It was only in the 1990s the local tobacco factory was bought up by Swedish Match and effectively shut down, ending an era of hand rolled cigars and local tobacco products, not to mention rendering hundreds of people jobless.
11-10-2014, 02:18 AM #5
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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(11-10-2014, 02:07 AM)Octo Wrote:  I have thousands of tobacco seeds beercheer.gif Sure you can grow it Shadow! Tobacco has been grown here for hundreds of years. It was only in the 1990s the local tobacco factory was bought up by Swedish Match and effectively shut down, ending an era of hand rolled cigars and local tobacco products, not to mention rendering hundreds of people jobless.

Really. hmm.gif :thinkthinkthink:
11-10-2014, 02:23 AM #6
j browsing Member
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(11-10-2014, 01:37 AM)Shadow Wrote:  I'd plant and grow it but doubt I have the climate for it. Worth looking into though.

Why the Fekk is the government so damn determined to control every fekking aspect of people's lives? If they're for it I'm agin vic.gif

I have a strong feeling this will end up in front of the us supreme court..more bs to clog the courts with bored.gif

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11-10-2014, 02:26 AM #7
Octo Mother Superior
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(11-10-2014, 02:18 AM)Shadow Wrote:  
(11-10-2014, 02:07 AM)Octo Wrote:  I have thousands of tobacco seeds beercheer.gif Sure you can grow it Shadow! Tobacco has been grown here for hundreds of years. It was only in the 1990s the local tobacco factory was bought up by Swedish Match and effectively shut down, ending an era of hand rolled cigars and local tobacco products, not to mention rendering hundreds of people jobless.

Really. hmm.gif :thinkthinkthink:

Oh hells yes, people still grow tobacco here and make the best outlawed tobacco products chuckle.gif
11-10-2014, 05:14 AM #8
Accidental Stoner Member
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The summer of 1746 saw the first tobacco plantation of this town.

Here is the tobacco factory in the 1890's - by then the biggest employer in town:

İmage

First fully electrified industry in the area, 380 million cigs and 17 million cigars
produced yearly by 1913.

My greatgranddad started working there in the early 1880's at 7 years of age -
illegal, but his shift foreman hid him away whenever state inspectors arrived.

My grandmother's career in the same factory started in 1912 - she was 12
years old.

Most of the tobacco, however, was imported from Greece and Turkey.
Local strains always susceptible to frostbite, so a good home harvest was not
to always be taken for granted.

Ironically, the 'Armiro' brand cigarette was a hit over in Sweden, which lead to
the founding of a subsidiary factory in Härnösand in 1903, and the Swedish
tobacco monopoly, later known as - yeah, you guessed it - Swedish Match, came
into existence in 1915, when the Härnösand factory was sold off to them.

İmage

Yup...own dogs came back to bite this town's ass.


Me, as the full-blown conspiracy kook that I am, still think the gov's official
anti-tobacco policy (smoke-free Finland by 2040, was it..?) is about taking
open fire away from the general public (among other sub-objectives, as always).
Open flame = official gov personnel only.

Waiting for anti-wood heating and anti-candle etc etc propaganda to begin
in MSM shortly. Watch lighters and matches disappear from grocery stores ,
kiosks and gas stations. Wanna bet..? The rich and the political class worried
about my health?
- Muahhahhahhahhahhahhhh! Good one, bro'!

Controlling the food is not enough.
Slaves can still hunt or fish...gotta take away the ability to make fire and cook
meals off the strictly controlled grid.

Fascinating times.
11-10-2014, 05:19 AM #9
Octo Mother Superior
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Controlling open fire? Bwahahahahaha sure..

They can try coffeetime.gif
11-10-2014, 05:29 AM #10
Accidental Stoner Member
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They will try, yes,

Think about it.

Smoke easily detected - most summer cabins and such already electrified.
Surveillance drones will be cheap.

Lotsa kids already growing up in homes where the occasional christmas
candle is the only open flame ever seen...'lectric cigs commoner and commoner.

What? Magnifying glasses and eyeglasses?
- Cloudmakers gonna cloudmake, dudette.

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11-10-2014, 04:03 PM #11
Wicked Oblivion Member
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I read the entire article but I cant seem to see what town this is?

But anyways I live in Taxachusetts I mean Massachusetts...

And its time for these small town meeting moonbat losers to wake the hell up and worry about what really matters!

Like banning their children from being dragged away and killed in another war after war after war!

But no they wont ever f###en do that but they'll live and die in denial instead!

Why not ban alcohol because booze kills millions every year as well...

Because all the town leaders are drunks?!

I really do sincerely friggin hope and pray that the citizens of this town who havent been turned into obedient robots yet will refuse to buy any and all other products from every store within this town and drive them all out of business I mean like wow would I laugh my ass off then (*=*)
11-10-2014, 04:37 PM #12
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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(11-10-2014, 05:29 AM)Accidental Stoner Wrote:  Waiting for anti-wood heating and anti-candle etc etc propaganda to begin
in MSM shortly. Watch lighters and matches disappear from grocery stores

I dunno AS, we drove back from a wedding in Sept and stopped for fuel. The station we stopped at had a promo. As many lighters (the cheap cricket lighters) as you could grab with one hand for $6. I got 14, Whaler got 16 and the clerk only charged for one handful. so 30 lighters for $6. They're cheap like borscht here.
11-10-2014, 04:54 PM #13
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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hug.gif Good morning Shadow! What's really odd about tobacco is TPTB worries about people that use it.
I mean, seriously, they shove the GM frankenfood, aspartame, fluoride, anti depressants, and recommend eating from a food pyramid that's for the lining of industry pockets, and they worry about tobacco?
Fishy.

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11-10-2014, 04:59 PM #14
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(11-10-2014, 01:00 AM)the white ribbon Wrote:  they should just ban it all together, that way i wouldn't be tempted every now and again.. its over $20 a pack in OZ and growing, in a pub you would pay $24+ from a machine.. sooo, just effen ban it.. make everyone use e cigs..

wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooot?! AUD 20.00 (= EUR 13.88)???
that's expensive... blink.gif

i think a pack of cigarettes (19? cigarettes in a pack) costs EUR 5.20 (= AUD 7.50) here. but i'm not sure. i roll my cigarettes... a pack of my favorite tobacco (38 g) costs EUR 6.40 (= AUD 9.23). :/
11-10-2014, 05:04 PM #15
Octo Mother Superior
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Similar prices here, 30g rolling tobacco is 4 -5 euros and a pack of cigs 5-6 euros something.



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