- Boycott brands made by major cigarette companies who participated
in the Master Settlement Agreement (MSA). This is the only way to send the
message that smokers will no longer accept continually raising cigarette prices to counter the money the big tobacco companies
agreed to pay to the states.
- Prevent the states from borrowing against the future MSA payments to pay for services and projects
it cannot currently afford.
- There should not be any smoking bans in adult only areas like bars – unless the owner chooses
to make their establishment non-smoking.
- There should not be any special licensing for tobacco sellers.
This is a legal product and should be treated as such.
- Retailers are the first line of defense in keeping tobacco products out of the hands of minors.
If the black-market is allowed to flourish, more kids will have easy access to tobacco products. Kids shouldn’t smoke and we need to have effective ways of preventing them from doing so. A black market seller isn’t going to check ID.
- Government's duty is to educate and inform, not to set social policy via taxation. There are
many anti tobacco groups to educate the public about smoking and health. We do not believe Government
should not impede their efforts, nor do we believe government should use tax revenue to spread the anti tobacco message.
- Either ban it entirely or let it be.