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TorgoX (1933)

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Saturday June 07, 2003
06:15 AM

A disaster

[ #12676 ]
Dear Log,

«But, representing the tobacco giant Philip Morris USA, Brendan McCormick, said yesterday he did not believe Dr Carmona's views were widely shared."We have had experience with prohibition [in the 1920s when alcohol was banned] and that turned out to be a disaster."»

--"Ban all tobacco - US health chief"

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  • This issue has been getting a lot of talk time inside the beltway. I don't know what's more surprising: people thinking that banning tobacco will be more effective than the current ban on pot, or that a ban on cigarettes will give rise to cigarette smuggling from Canada.

    Anyone with a memory for recent Canadian history will find this, um, rather amusing. :-)