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Measure 108 simply government greed trampling better health


October 21, 2020

I started by writing a philosophical piece about why it’s wrong to tax tobacco, alcohol and marijuana – or anything else in the marketplace for that matter.

Sales taxes are regressive and disproportionately affect the poor, and sin taxes fly in the face of our nations core values, outlined in the Declaration of Independence.

But more importantly, since our society appears to have rejected the notions of our forefathers, we need to consider the illogical, irrational equation of vaping to smoking cigarettes that is inherent in the proposed Measure 108 tax on cigarettes and vaping produc...

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