Saturday, August 15, 2009

IL Casino revenues drop cause of smoking ban

http://www.sj-r.com/homepage/x1886167264/Casino-revenue-plummets-gaming-lobbyists-blame-smoking-ban


I disagree with the few comments in this article from antis who claim "Casino revenue is down not cause of the smoking ban. But cause people aere learning to spend their money more wisely by not gambling anymore."

I'd probably laugh out loud if I heard those words by voice. If people are really "learning to spend their hard-earned moolah more wisely by no longa gambling," then casino revenues would be down nationwide! Why would ex-gamblers be limited to IL only? ROFL at antis logic!

The economy has nothang to do with the casino revenue drop in IL. IF the economy was the main reason, then casino revenues would be down nationwide based on this reasoning as well.

Missouri LOVES the smoking ban in IL. Their casinos are rockin revenue-wise. I guess smokers in IL ARE spending their moolah more wisely...by going to Missouri and Indiana to gamble instead. :)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Nicotine ain't addictive to me

I disagree with Wiki on the pleasure and positive reinforccement effects of smoking happening only in the early stages of smoking. I've been smoking for a lil bit more than 10 years, and I still get positive feelings of smoking.

Smoking is "Alive with Pleasure!" for ALL smokers. Not just new smokers in adolescence. Smoking MUST be pleasurable for all smokers when I see girls who look like they 10 years old and I see em holding Newport cigs in their hands.

Oh, did I say I saw PRE-teens smoking before? Darn right I did. You might be surprised on what kids do if you lived within "our" (Blacks) community And trust me, kids in my area will do more than just smoke cigs. *wink*.

Even I know nicotine ain't addictive. If it was, then black smokers in themselves would be smoking more than just Newports. Sheet, you would think Newports are the only cig brand out here if you lived around "us."

But it IS true lots of black smokers won't smoke non-menthols and otha menthols. I used to be dat way myself when I was younga. "I'll smoke only Newports for cigs." And if nicotine was addictive, I'd be smoking ANY cig brand I could find back then.

And even now, the only non-menthols I'll smoke at all are the ones I tried before and liked. Like I hate Camels all the way. But Camels still have nic in em. Maybe I hate these regs in particular cause of the way they taste. Camels could have 3 mg of nic per cig, but I ain't putting one of those in my brown mouth EVER AGAIN!

The news said before a cig with nothang but nic in it wouldn't be addictive at all. It's the otha chemicals in Big Tobacco cigs dat makes em addictive.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Why tobacco will neva get banned

(Orignally posted from me as a comment on the BBWI site.)

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The FDA will neva ban tobacco, cause politicians depend on smokers (and dippers) to help fund SCHIP. If every person stopped smoking and using smokeless tobacco right now, where would the money for SCHIP come from? Fast food lovers? Alcoholics?

Funding for SCHIP would make betta sense if tobacco users weren’t the only ones funding the program. Of course, the money comes from tobacco sales.

I didn’t forget the MAIN reason why tobacco will neva get banned. Politicians depend on smokers to feed their pockets by buying cigs. If tobacco became illegal, where are the politicians gonna get dat extra moolah from?

I think I answered my own Q earlier in this comment by hinting increases in taxes for possibly fast food in particular. So let’s ban cigs. But make it (at the same time) too expensive to buy a Big Mac meal.

When even states get money from tobacco sales or dat money they got from the MSA, they were supposed to spend it on antismoking/smoking cessation programs.

But what did those lowlifes do with most of dat “tobacco money” they got? They built new parks and new schools among otha thangs!

Of course most states ain’t interested in paying for more quit-smoking related programs. Cause they WANT to keep stealing money from smokers with high tobacco taxes.

It sure is hypocritical to encourage people to quit smoking. But then at the same time, essentially beg smokers to keep buying cigs when smokers are poor as heck already.

This FDA regulation will make people smoke more since the nic levels in the cigs will be regulated. And more smoking on my part would mean more money for IL if I actually bought my cigs in my home state.

And BTW, a real smoking ban to me is banning smoking in public places AND ban tobacco sales. And now outdoor smoking bans are becoming more common slowly, what’s the freakin point of selling tobacco period if you can’t even eventually smoke outdoors?

If someone bans smoking in public, but not the sales of tobacco, then dat means it’s all about money, control, and greed. The money is in the tobacco sales. And I think most people reading this know where the control and greed comes from.

I ain’t apologizing for the way I write. If antismoking lurkers don’t like reading ghetto language, my feelings ain’t hurt. You just betta not run into a black person smoking outside. Cause you might get your bells rung up if you try preaching about the dangers of smoking to him/her….and dat’s putting it nicely.