Saturday, September 1, 2012

A Twisted U.S. Congress in 1914

KNEW what it was doing with the Harrison Act as effectvely protecting Tobacco-cigarettes and massively betraying health

... there are tens of thousands of people in the United States who die every year from the excessive use of cigarettes; and yet I find Senators still pulling away at the cigarette as though t were a perfectly harmless thing. I believe the Senator will agree with me that there are many thousands of people who die from what is called tobacco cancer, a cancerous growth affecting the throat from overuse of cigars; and we find perhaps 60 percent of the Senators pulling away at the cigar as unconcerned as though no one were dying as a result of these cigars...

U.S. Congress, Senator Porter James McCumber (R) North Dakota, August 15, 1914
Drug War Cigarette Mercantilism

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