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  • Especially considering we’re in an obesity epidemic and the latter fuels it while the former prevents it.

    Bought a pack of Marlboro 27s today and those s***s came up to $9 i remember when they were less than $5

    Meanwhile you can buy a case of 12 Cokes for like $5

    Why are certain “vices” privileged more than others? Especially when cigarette usage is on the decline and obesity is on the rise, it seems clear to me we should be taxing the bigger problem more heavily (puns intended)

    TLDR: we need a fat tax

  • And before yall get smart yes I realize most states have food taxes. I’m taking about charging the whales above and beyond that for the objectively unhealthy s*** the way they do us smokers

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    It’s time we all admit the truth: fat people are oppressors

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    "Nicotine suppresses appetite and increases metabolism, and also serves as a behavioral alternative to eating or a distraction from hunger or food craving (Audrain-McGovern and Benowitz, 2011)."

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    krishna bound

    It’s time we all admit the truth: fat people are oppressors

    It’s objectively true considering how many resources they appropriate from others and how much they drive up our healthcare costs

    People will try to turn the finger back on us but the fact of the matter is we consist of 11% of the population in the US currently while fat people make up 40% by conservative estimates and likely much more

    Much bigger drain on society yet we’re the ones being punished

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    JaeRell

    "Nicotine suppresses appetite and increases metabolism, and also serves as a behavioral alternative to eating or a distraction from hunger or food craving (Audrain-McGovern and Benowitz, 2011)."

    Like how can’t they see what the bigger - excuse me “more sized” - problem is

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    this is now a NO SMOKING THREAD

  • rastafire

    this is now a NO SMOKING THREAD

    What’s your BMI?

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    Tobacco al Houthi

    Especially considering we’re in an obesity epidemic and the latter fuels it while the former prevents it.

    Bought a pack of Marlboro 27s today and those s***s came up to $9 i remember when they were less than $5

    Meanwhile you can buy a case of 12 Cokes for like $5

    Why are certain “vices” privileged more than others? Especially when cigarette usage is on the decline and obesity is on the rise, it seems clear to me we should be taxing the bigger problem more heavily (puns intended)

    TLDR: we need a fat tax

    in philly, there is 🤷‍♂️

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    krishna bound

    It’s time we all admit the truth: fat people are oppressors

    Careful playing with fat people on here. Probably a top 5 ban worthy offence on here

  • Prosper

    Careful playing with fat people on here. Probably a top 5 ban worthy offence on here

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    slimreapercantrap

    in philly, there is 🤷‍♂️

    Does it cost $30 for a McDouble there? Until then it’s not enough

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    Tobacco al Houthi

    It’s objectively true considering how many resources they appropriate from others and how much they drive up our healthcare costs

    People will try to turn the finger back on us but the fact of the matter is we consist of 11% of the population in the US currently while fat people make up 40% by conservative estimates and likely much more

    Much bigger drain on society yet we’re the ones being punished

    i like how u say people will try to turn the finger back on us, referring to smokers

    so funny to imagine the whole world as only two groups, fat people and smokers, and if something isn't the fault of one, it's the fault of the other

  • Tobacco al Houthi

    Does it cost $30 for a McDouble there? Until then it’s not enough

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    Tobacco al Houthi

    Does it cost $30 for a McDouble there? Until then it’s not enough

    i saw ur edit

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    because americunts are fat f***s

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    slimreapercantrap

    i saw ur edit

    $15 was giving them too much grace

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    My guess is most people can enjoy soda/fast food in moderation compared to cigarettes which are completely addicting and hard to quit.

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    SonyATV

    because americunts are fat f***s

    they should smoke more

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    MONEY COUNTER

    My guess is most people can enjoy soda/fast food in moderation compared to cigarettes which are completely addicting and hard to quit.

    Clearly not considering 11% of people in the US smoke and AT MINIMUM 40% are obese

  • Jul 8, 2023

    Like how is there gonna be a barbecue without some chips and stuff, doesn't make sense to tax it just cause some people can't stop themselves from consuming too much. Cigarettes aren't the same though

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    Tobacco al Houthi

    Clearly not considering 11% of people in the US smoke and AT MINIMUM 40% are obese

    Yeah but of those smokers, how many aren't addicted? Not very many

  • Tobacco al Houthi

    $15 was giving them too much grace

    would u bum me a cig if i bumped into u in the street

  • And if your rebuttal is “well thanks to the cigarette tax there’s less people smoking” then I say to you let’s apply that same logic to fat people

    If it works so well let’s bring those obesity levels down and start nickel and diming those motherfuckers

    You can’t have both