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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Senate vote on PACT Act this Thursday

(Dis is news dat deserves a post on my blog as well. But for the record, dis is cited from the CD2U online smoke shop.)

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URGENT !!! CONTACT YOUR U.S. SENATORS THIS WEEK !!!

*** DO NOT LET CONGRESS TAKE AWAY YOUR RIGHT ***
*** TO PURCHASE TOBACCO BY MAIL OR INTERNET!!! ***

Be sure to contact your U.S. Senator's offices THIS WEEK to vote "NO" on S.1147 that will make it illegal for you to purchase tobacco products by mail or by Internet. This will be voted on this Thursday 11/5/09.

  • Dial 1-800-828-0498 and ask for your Senator's office.
  • Identify yourself as a constituent of that state.
  • Say, "I am calling to register my request to please vote NO on S.1147" (You do not have to say you are a smoker - just a constituent.)
  • Be polite and concise, and do it twice. (Call both your U.S. Senators)

If you want to give a more specific reason to vote no, following are some of the arguments against S.1147:

  1. Undue hardship presented to many smokers who are older and shut-in with limited mobility. It is unfair to prevent them from buying tobacco products through home delivery.
  2. Discriminatory pricing as the majority of smokers are lower-income, many on a fixed income. It is discriminatory to force them to pay higher prices.
  3. Discriminatory taxation as smokers were forced to pay an additional increase of more than $7 a carton in new federal taxes earlier this year.
  4. Unlawful double-taxation as Internet and mail-order retailers are already collecting and paying federal and state excise taxes in the state where the tobacco is purchased.
  5. Discriminatory restriction of trade towards smokers as any other lawful product can be purchased through mail-order and through the Internet.

Click on this link to read more http://www.cd2u.org/email.html

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