Legal Drug Dealers by Valerie Cheers Brown

I WILL GET PLENTY WHO DISAGREE WITH THIS BUT BE IT:
Cigarettes and so-called second-hand smoke is not the leading killer of anything! Why don’t they stop selling them if they are the culprit and if that is the case why do people keep taking prescription medication which really is the leading killer in this country?
You know there are proven studies and look at the people in Northern Pakistan who live to be in their hundreds and smoke and drink wine daily that show how cigarettes improves human brain performance. “
I wrote about the Hunza people in Northern Pakistan and “It is believed that among these people centenarians are a common occurrence and that it is not unusual for elderly persons to reach the venerable age of 130. It has even been reported that a significant number have survived to the incredible age of 145!”  Please read story below in references.
Look at many people in Greece who live long years and they smoke. IF YOU ABUSE ANYTHING, EVENTUALLY IT WILL CAUSE PROBLEMS FOR YOU AND YOUR HEALTH!
If you overdue anything from cigarettes, cigars, prescribed medications, food, drink, diet, etc. and anything too much, it will harm you and may even kill you eventually and do harm to your body!
Let’s get real and take a look at our own selves in the mirror and stop blaming others for our mishaps and choices in life.
You know why cigarettes will never go away? Okay, I will tell you why “Science is conclusive: Tobacco increases work capacity.”
There are all kinds of proof that this is true and there is a bad reputation of smoking which is so undeserved.
Anything and everything in life has a positive and a negative effect but if taken advantage of and overdone will harm and give negative consequences!
It is about time that the positive side of tobacco be emphasized!

Galatians 6:7-8 Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.

Ecc 5:18  Behold, what I have seen to be good and fitting is to eat and drink and find enjoyment in all the toil with which one toils under the sun the few days of his life that God has given him, for this is his lot.

Eph 6:10-18 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, …

There are 34 bible verses speaking upon the use of tobacco. I feel in my heart and soul that anything that God grows from the earth is okay for our body but not to overdue anything or any kind of food can cause problems to our health and our body.

Eph 5: 18 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit…

Yes, I know that it also says, “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own,” in 1 Corinthians 6:19.

The scriptures also says, “I am the Lord that healeth thee.”in  (Ex. 15:26)

 In the beginning:  He also said, ” And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food.” – Genesis 1:29
Growing your own tobacco is so easy and not dissimilar to growing tomatoes. Place commercial seedling compost into a tray and soak the soil with water and allow the excess water to drain off. Sprinkle the tobacco seeds onto the surface of the damp soil. Do not cover the seeds, as they need light for germination).
If you read and research for yourself “According to public health officials, tobacco has no benefits at all.” They say, “It is a harmful and unnecessary product according to WHO (World Health Organization) which has lobbied national governments to combat tobacco use since 1975.
Okay and if it has no use why is being taxed so high it so high?
Have you ever researched to find out where tobacco tax money goes?
Well, I found some information and don’t know how accurate it is but do know what Missouri is doing:
According to Ballotpedia: “The Tobacco Tax Initiative is an initiated state statute proposed for the Missouri ballot on November 8, 2016. There are two versions of the measure.  The measures would increase taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products. By 2021, the cigarette tax would increase a total of 23 cents per pack. The current tobacco tax is 17 cents per pack.[1][2]  State revenue would grow from $95 million to $103 million annually once the taxes were fully implemented. However, version 79 would dedicate the revenue to the state general revenue fund and version 80 would require revenue to be used exclusively for transportation infrastructure projects.[3][4]
What about donations where tobacco tax dollars and where do they go in Missouri?

According to rival donations: “Reynold’s American Inc. gave over $2 million to Raise Your Hand for Kids, which is supporting the 60 Cent Cigarette Tax Increase Initiative. The drafters of this initiative wrote in a 67-cent-per-pack tax on small tobacco companies, raising the total state tax for smaller companies to $1.27 per pack. This added tax for small companies was designed to close an alleged loophole that allowed small companies to evade making payments to 46 states to help offset Medicaid costs. Missouri Attorney GeneralChris Koster had been pressuring the Missouri General Assembly to end this loophole and demand lost payments from small companies totally $50 million annually.[7]

I wrote about Gregoris Tsahas a while back, who had smoked a packet of cigarettes every day for 70 years In the hills of  Ikaria, who had never known a day of illness in his life appendicitis, and he is over one hundred years of age.  https://cultureandplacesboutiquetravel.wordpress.com/2015/03/08/well-being-secrets-of-the-hunza-people-by-valerie-cheers-brown/

I did a bit more researching to see what some states use the tobacco tax money for and places like Virginia goes toward Broadband Cable Networks, New Jersey uses taxes to go for helping with psychiatric care for prisoners, in Maine it goes toward dental care for medicaid dental services, Kentucky uses its tax dollars toward college scholarship funds and the list goes on and on of what states actually use those tax dollars for and they are very positive things being done with that money just like cigarettes are not the number killer and cause of cancer!

I don’t see the use of tobacco going away anytime too soon, do you?

Which is more important the countries health or the various organizations those tax dollars are actually being used for?

You have got to be kidding me if you think that they care about your health and if you do not, why should they?

So, even though society has you thinking that tobacco smoke is bad, the tax dollars are being used for good things it would seem at least if they are telling the truth and why would they lie?

I just think the truth needs to be told and some things just are not as they appear!

P.S. Take a look at the ” Death by Medicine” by Gary Null, Carolyn Dean, Martin Feldman, Debra Rasio, and Dorothy, all doctors pdf statistics of the number one cause of death which sometimes we don’t even know about because we bury our loved ones and the actual killing secret gets buried along with them in the ground.  http://www.webdc.com/pdfs/deathbymedicine.pdf

 

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Missouri Secretary of State, “2016 Initiative Petitions Approved for Circulation in Missouri,” accessed December 18, 2015
  2. St. Louis Public Radio, “Signature gathering underway for plan to hike Missouri’s tobacco tax by 23 cents a pack,” December 18, 2015
  3. Missouri Secretary of State, “2016-079,” accessed December 18, 2015
  4. Missouri Secretary of State, “2016-080,” accessed December 18, 2015
  5. ↑ in 5.0 5.1 5.2 Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  6. Kansas City Star, “Crazy conspiracy theory threatens to derail worthy bid to help children in Missouri,” February 9, 2016
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 St. Louis Public Radio, “Tobacco companies bankrolling rival efforts to hike Missouri’s tobacco tax,” April 21, 2016
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 The Kansas City Star, “Tobacco companies line up on both sides of Missouri tax debate,” January 3, 2016
  9. 9.0 9.1 Kansas City Star, “Campaign to raise tobacco tax in Missouri caught in anti-abortion snag,” February 8, 2016
  10. St. Louis Post-Dispatch, “New campaign to raise Missouri’s tobacco tax could fund transportation projects,” August 18, 2015
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 The Fresno Bee, “Businessman challenges proposal for tobacco tax amendment,” January 15, 2016
  12. Missouri Times, “Health advocates object to tobacco tax increase proposals,” March 2, 2016
  13. [Phone interview on May 10, 2016 with Missouri Secretary of State’s office, conducted by Ballotpedia staff]
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 United States Census Bureau, “QuickFacts Beta,” accessed March 24, 2015
  15. Missouri Secretary of State, “Election Results,” accessed April 17, 2015
  16. The American Presidency Project, “Presidential Elections Data,” accessed March 24, 2015
  17. United States Census Bureau, “Frequently Asked Questions,” accessed April 21, 2014

 

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