Do You Think The Day Will Come (In Less Than 100 Years From Now, Perhaps) That Cigarette Smoking Will Be Totally Eliminated From At Least The USA, And The Cigarette Makers Will Go Out Of Business?

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Hungry Guy Profile
Hungry Guy answered
While I despise cigarette smoking, that is unlikely to ever happen.  Alcohol prohibition in th 1920s didn't end alcohol consumption; rather, it sent it "underground" and created vicious organized crime syndicates and a swelling of the violent crime rate.  Narcotic prohibition in the 1960s didn't end narcotic use; rather,it sent it "underground" and created vicious drug cartels and a swelling of the violent crime rate.  To totally ban a product will only create a black market for it, giving criminals the incentive to commit violence for the huge profits in selling the contraband product.   Maybe it's possible to totally eliminate a product, but doing so would require turning the USA (indeed, the world) into a totalitarian police state (as if it isn't already) of unprecedented proportions--and I doubt that would even be able to totally eliminate the product.
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Anonymous answered
Yes, everyone will go to hard drugs instead.  Cigarette smokers are discriminated against. I'm allergic to smoking so it's a deal-breaker with me.  My Mom's so addicted, I don't remember a cigarette never being in her fingers.  She's old so I make every provision I can with her.  For those who must fly, I believe that there should be a glass-separated structure on a plane for those who smoke.  I saw one man nearly open a door to the plane because he was going so crazy.  They allowed him to sit by the toilets and smoke, and not one person objected.  When the suit was won against the tobacco industry, it shows where it is headed.  We will have much larger problems in the years ahead.
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Anonymous commented
I hope you are wrong, but I bet you are right.

That airliner should NOT have allowed the big baby to smoke. That was so wrong...

Good to see you Burting again!

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Merlin Paine answered
No they will smoke forever.
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james caison answered
It shall happen in less than 100 years if something is not changed with the amount of tax currently
levied on tobacco. The people who smoke { I once was one } will not be able to afford cigarettes.
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Anonymous commented
I tend to agree with you.

When I quit smoking, cigarettes (from a machine) were US 75ยข/pack. I thought that that price was totally outrageous and unacceptable, which helped me to successfully quit.

I'm amazed that anyone today would pay as much as $5 for a 20-cigarette pack. That's insane!

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Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
The companies will never go away unless they were to ban it the world over.
Right now there are more smokers in Russia and China than there are people in the entire United States. They have no reason to fear going out of business quite yet.
Zaphod  Beeblebrox Profile
Never, us smokers generate way too much revenue for the federal government. I can only hope that by then, they will realize how much of a boon we are to society, and ease up on the taxes and demonification a bit.

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