posted on Sep, 25 2009 @ 03:05 PM
Maybe cigarettes are taxed so high because of the huge revenues that tobacco companies rake in..
It's a massive business, which obviously governments pick up on, so the taxes exist so that governments can get their cut, whilst making sure that
the tobacco companies keep their pockets nice and lined!
The real irony here is, that various government funded projects exist under a health-conscious disguise to get people to quit smoking, so higher taxes
on cigarettes means that they can still keep making money off them, whilst people quit (or at least try to..), and the extra cash can go towards these
programs to get them to quit! It all goes the same way in the end. They can't lose!
Me, probably won't quit them, I'll just grow my own baccy!! Muhahaha!