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lj wrote: “Yes, it’s so wild how the government can come up with a bill like this. They must have future bills in mind because their is a lot of things that I can think of along the same line that would seem quite enticing to younger teens to young adults. For instance I can see in the very near future flavored chewing tobacco like peach, vanilla, berry, cherry, citrus, apple and all other flavored blends.

“Now for chewing tobacco is something like when you see a green apple can of dip, you would think like “hmm green apple like the jolly rancher I think I could give it a try, ” well in my own experience I found that it tastes just like a jolly rancher can hardly tell it’s dip (unless you swallow some). My point is that they are definitely are not stopping their. I agree alcohol (i.e. SMIRNOFF and all of their fruity beverages) will be next too.

“I see you guys talking about purchasing things internationally, but that will pry be taken away soon too now because The MAN with the plan you know what’s his name has control of their internet too now. Yes, I say control with no asterisk or a pair of parenthesis explaining that because when they wrote the bill they must have forgot to do the same when they said “emergency control.” Oh and Catherine Harris, you are the reason why I am registered as independent, I mean not to be too rough on you because I can’t tell if you are either extremely misinformed or just that dense to where you get all your so called *facts [bullshit] from a site called because I believe that President Obama signed the bill. Anyways I’m rambling don’t mean to turn this into a little flame thread.

“I have nothing to worry about though I smoke Newport Cigarettes and dip Grizzly Straight, but I think it was ridiculous to pass or even get this bill up to that point. I have a good friend who has smoked Djarum Specials for the longest now.”

T04z71 wrote: “Well, I’m a 40 year “old grown” up who enjoys a clove smoke now and again. I was shocked and dissapointed to hear of the ban.
“I too feel really discriminated against.
“There are so many other flavored things out there if this is really targeted at kids…
“I think this is an immature, knee-jerk government reaction to “do something about…something” and show us that they mean business!
“I feel bad for the Indonesian’s. Hopefully this doesn’t piss them off enough that we go to war with them next…
“Nothing we can do now except savor what we have left… Those of you loyal to the clove…perhaps we run into each other in Indonesia, hang out and smoke a bit.

“PS  Little strange that you can still buy smokes called “cigars” that are flavored…. for now.  I smoke to you friends. But, i’ll have to butt it out soon to save some for tomorrow”

Holly wrote: “I think all of this is crazy. I smoke cloves and I have for years. Why would children be attracted? They are the most exspensive pack you can buy. I live in Florida and they are 6.50 a pack. This is crazy. Why don’t we focus more on regular cigarettes. They are all over the US but no we focus on cigarettes that are already hard to find as it is.You don’t see ad’s in magazines or tv for cloves.

The bigger picture is focusing on American made cigarettes. Ban them! Alcohol probably takes more lives. Focus on the diferent vodkas they have to offer than cigarettes!(cherry, grape, apple, and etc!!  They appeal more to children.”


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Americans are voicing their outrage about the ban of flavored cigarettes including clove cigarettes & kreteks. Add your comment below.
Tom Wrote: “Is fruit flavored alcohol next?”

Alabama Girl wrote: “It’s sad to think we actually have a government that thinks if they ban flavored tobacco that it will solve under age smoking. I don’t recall in the 1920’s through present always having flavored tobacco?

“Although we have alot of our seniors that have been smoking since then.Yes, we’ve had alot that died of cancer from it but we have had alot that died from cancer that never even picked up a nicotine product.I don’t smoke nor have I ever…but if we have our military fighting for freedom everywhere and we don’t even have the freedom here at home what have we acomplished?

“It’s a sad life to live smoking I’m sure but it’s a choice and a freedom ! I nor anyone with a good head on their shoulders should have to have the government to say I can’t buy it to stop smoking. I understand it’s an addition but it was also a choice to start the addition ! From my understanding the flavored tobacco smoked to a hookah or waterpipe like many use it for is not as bad as a pack of cigarettes right? After All doesn’t our new president smoke? Does this law also apply to him?

“Myself knowing that if I started anything that I thought I’d be addicted to…I would never start it to begin with! ITS ALL ABOUT CHOICE!!!”

jean-paul wrote: “i smoke cloves but i certainly didnt start out as a kid and also if a kid chooses to smoke they certainly probably wont be smokeing cloves prolly normal cigs this is rediculous and socialistic”

Kirstie Pierce wrote: “I’m tired of our government making laws that prohitibit my freedoms, such as the choice to smoke cloves cigarettes at a legal age, for a little extra money from the tobacco lobbyists! Putting the innocent faces of the children in front of your law doesn’t make it any less than that.

“Underage smokers will smoke whatever they can get. I started at 14, not off the cloves I love today, but Newport cigarettes. Disgusting, fiberglass containing, hack-your-lungs-out, yet popular Newports. That’s exactly why I began smoking them, everyone in school had them! They were easy to come by. Not until I was of legal age to buy cigarettes did I even know cloves existed, and you’re trying to say that a cigarette children have never heard of is going to lure them into smoking somehow?”


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Our readers strenuously objected to the cigarette ban described in our post Proposed Ban of Clove & Flavored Cigarettes is Ridiculous.

Here’s what they had to say:

Bella wrote:

I am a smoker of clove cigarettes and I am disgusted by the proposed ban. I think it is just a grab by Phillip Morris to grab marketshare. I was a big supporter of Ted Kennedy till I heard this sick joke. If Ted is really sponsoring this legislation he has lost my support for good! I don’t need some obese dipsomaniac trying to save me from myself. I suppose they will ban french champagne next under some trumped up excuse, just to secure marketshare for california screw top champagne producers. Bah! I have already called both of my senators and bitched out their staff about this and I encourage other folks to do the same. Bella

Onyx wrote:

I do not smoke cigarettes of any kind. I, however, find this proposed bill to be ludicrous. This is just another way for the government to impose more rules for the people to follow. When will the madness end?

Catherine Harris wrote:

Okay, first let me say that I’m not a smoker. Not my thing.

It is high time that our government allow us as citizens to be grown ups. It is not the place of the government to regulate this stuff. This is just a last ditch attempt of the right wing conservative movement to mold the world in its image. I don’t want to look like them. I want to be myself. I’m going to assume that most of the people who smoke flavored tobacco feel the same. We’re all adults here. All of us know the dangers and risks of smoking. Banning this won’t stop it. If anything, making it illegal will only make it more attracive to minors, not less. Forbidden fruit is sweetest after all.

Wake up and smell the revenue stream everyone. If anything, congress should be legalizing more stuff and then taxing the bejeebus out of it. We are in an e recession. We need things that make money. These sell. so lets make more money off them.

Sometimes, I really wonder who these guys have goat pics of to get these jobs. I really do.

Allen Christiansen wrote:

Right Wing?   Hold up just a sec,
This is BIG GOVERNMENT, not Right Wing,
I know of several Missouri Legislators who are very conservative, and are not happy at all over this ludicrous and irresponsible grasp over ones self choice and control by “Big Brother”.
The whole thing was “fathered” by Ted Kennedy, and I for one would be hesitant to label him as Right Wing. You may if you wish, it is a free country (still, for the moment).
But the entire thing smacks of Control, and that, dear citizens, falls squarely in the lap of Big Government.
It also has the ring of Protectionism echoing throughout.
Apparently if one wants an alternative to plain, one may smoke a Menthol cigarette…(but wait, aren’t Menthol cigarettes Flavored?) apparently those aren’t banned, Oh that’s right, Those may be had Domestically from any old USA Cigarette Maker.
goodness, don’t flavor any cigarettes for better taste, or enhanced enjoyment…the Kids might get a hold of them, and think they are CANDY.
I do not smoke, out of choice, not because I find it reprehensible or anything like that…
It is a shame that this has to bear a “right wing – left wing” label, it doesn’t, it is what it is, and what it is, is less freedom for individuals to peacefully live out their lives by making the choices they WANT to.
Isn’t that what living free is all about?
Trust me, I am conservative in my views, But I am not out to “Mold” anyone into something or other…Go, Live your life, Do well at it and make a small fortune, Travel the world and write a book on it, Attend travel lectures and tell of your experiences, SHARE, offer alternatives to pressing problems, Party on the weekends and Work like heck go get ahead the rest of the week, clean your guns (if you own them) Read your Bible (of you have one) and if you don’t, don’t get in the way of those peacefully doing such things. THAT is the American Way,
This is the Government…Not Right Wing…I can practically guarantee that if the majorities in the congress and senate were not as they were, this discussion would not have ever had to see the light of day.


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