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  • seanoairborne
    June 22, 2013 - 16:51

    Well,they done the same thing here in the good ole USA and got billions from the tobacco companies.The billions the states got from those "legal" companies was supposed to go to support millions of smokers with tabacco cessation programs to help them quit smoking and medical care programs for cancer patients.Guess what,not a penny went to help those folks to stop smoking or for cancer care programs.The money was spent on infrastructure in the states.Things like Planned Parenthood and welfare programs and to grease the palms of the politicos!This is a money grab by The Provincial Governments and courts to take money from legal corporations,( that contribute billions to the economy in the way of jobs and educational scholarships to thousands of young people to attend higher learning institutions, that they would not otherwise be able to attend ,and many other worthwhile endeavors that these large corporations are involved in to better the general welfare of the average working person),and to do with it as they see fit. And that is to squander it to please their low life constituents.Not a penny will be spent to help people quit smoking.None of the ill gotten gains will go to the medical care system.It'll be used for pet projects to keep the useless politicians in a job that a lot of their liberal tofu eating supporters don't mind at all! In fact they're fine with armed robbery as long they are the ones that ain't being robbed!What a bunch of unadulterated crap.Can't you people learn from the mistakes of this country?What a shame!!

  • gloria
    June 21, 2013 - 14:27

    Tom I agree with your comment 100%. All provincial governments inhale Millions of dollars per year from the sale of cigarettes so they obviously see no harm in supplying us addicts with harmful drugs but,how many have been convicted for possession or sale of marijuana? Is this not a harmful drug or could it be that to charge a tax to the users this drug would have to be legalized giving the legal aged people their right to CHOOSE for themselves . Oh by the way 64 years of age so far have never spent a night in hospital (only to give birth to my children) Absolutely no expense caused to the medical program due to smoking. May see a Doctor every couple of years. May eventually be diagnosed with cancer but so will thousands of others who have never smoked. Children of this era are not exposed to cigarette smoke yet unfortunately they are being diagnosed with Cancer every day.Time we looked at the foods we eat and what they contain,vegetable,fish, meat,milk bread to mention a few are saturated with different drugs and chemicals.Our environments are polluted and the licensee the GOVERNMENTS of course. Have a good day

  • tom
    June 21, 2013 - 12:10

    The government makes more off the tax of tobacco than the manufacture actually makes on a LEGAL product. Maybe I need to sue the government for allowing the product to be on the market.

  • bob conway
    June 21, 2013 - 11:46

    why not bring the nlc to court .how may families have been destroyed. because of liqour.

  • Jeff
    June 21, 2013 - 11:11

    Hmmmm, why would a product supposedly costing the government hundreds of millions a year in related treatment not be banned by that government? Oh right, the hundreds of millions in taxes it generates.

  • kathypeddle
    June 21, 2013 - 10:15

    i am sure there are just as many or more deaths as aresult of drinking do why isnt there a lawsuit against the beer and licqure companys