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What if every American quit smoking at once?

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  1. bones1274

    bones1274 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 28, 2010
    florida
    Interesting article today about what would happen if everyone quit smoking at once and the effects on life.

    Yahoo!
     
  2. Recycled Roadkill

    Recycled Roadkill Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 13, 2013
    Garland, TX
    WOW! Interesting video!!!

    I'm going back to smoking to save the economy!
     
  3. Roger_Lafayette

    Roger_Lafayette Guest

    Jan 19, 2014
    Moved On
    Fascinating.

    Although if they all started vaping instead, the gov't would have to replace the lost analog tax revenue.

    Sorry, no points for guessing how that will probably happen. :grr:
     
  4. patkin

    patkin Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Nov 6, 2012
    Arizona USA
    They didn't extrapolate losses in the cosmetic (wrinkles) and dental industries. Someone should do a similar video extrapolating losses to the economy/jobs if everyone stopped vaping.
     
  5. bosun

    bosun Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    There would be wide scale panic at all levels of government. I would imagine that there would be quite a rush to legalize what some states like Colorado have legalized to make up the "shortfall in revenue".
     
  6. Joka

    Joka Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 4, 2014
    CleVegas TN.
    Crime rates /\ go up, anger management classes become more common than workout facilities. Domestic assault becomes a misdemeanor charge. Lol
     
  7. Ohms Lawbreaker

    Ohms Lawbreaker Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 18, 2014
    Right Behind You
    Many pharmaceutical and OTC drugs could be avoided with simple diet and lifestyle changes, and the economical impact on the industry would be devastating. If people were decent and honest, there would be no crime and no need for police departments. If people were not brutal there would be no need for war and military profiteers. All of this seems connected to personal responsibility, but only improves at the donkey slow rate of human evolution. Fascinating subject.
     
  8. meanckz

    meanckz Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Sep 18, 2013
    Greer, SC
    what if ...
    we make a useless piece of garbage that throws out imaginary numbers that don't correlate to anything and just not really answer the questions posed ...

    yeah, that's my impression of what I just watched and read ....
     
  9. patkin

    patkin Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Nov 6, 2012
    Arizona USA
  10. Bunnykiller

    Bunnykiller ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 17, 2013
    New Orleans La.
    I read the article nice read...but in reality if everyone just quit smoking all at once... TIC mass murder, chaos, looting, divorce,human consumption... imagine more than a million nicotine craved people just in the US alone... good thing we vape :) Im being silly people got to have a sence of humor...
     
  11. dead not sleeping

    dead not sleeping Super Member ECF Veteran

    If everyone quit, Big Tobacco would die. Gee, that's too bad. There may even be dancing ... and cake.
     
  12. WillyZee

    WillyZee Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 23, 2013
    Toronto
    After quitting a 30 year smoking habit with ease because of vaping ... IMO, eventually everyone will quit smoking ... however, by the time that happens ... BT will of already hijacked the vape industry.

    Taxes will carry on :blink:
     
  13. Daytony

    Daytony Full Member Verified Member

    Sep 20, 2013
    Iowa
    Yup, you think vaping is expensive now you better hold on to your short's. It's gonna happen people.
     
  14. dead not sleeping

    dead not sleeping Super Member ECF Veteran

    No joy in that statement. Rats, I was ready for some cake. Unfortunately, I think you are 99% correct.

    I wonder how much of the "cigarette tax for health" monies actually went into "health". I wrote my Congresswoman and asked that very question. Her reply was "... nearly impossible to determine, with the complexity of the system ... blah, blah, blah". Way back when, I remember voting to establish the Lottery in NY State. It was promised that it was going to fund education. Where are all the schools and smart kids running around? Impossible to determine.

    But, we can still dream of the day BT goes the way of the dodo ... and cake.
     
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