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Smoke tax would be fine

Editor:

Thank you for Zach Edmund’s column, (“Smoking “sin tax’ shouldn’t get support.” Dec. 1).

After reading your column, I immediately signed the ACS CAN form letter in support of the tax increase. Without your article, I would have been uninformed about how to show my support for the tax increase.

Many smokers might want to quit. However, many others have no desire to quit; I personally know such smokers. Thus, it’s not fair to call a tax increase a “sin tax,” or even a “stupid tax.” An appropriate name could be “you are causing health care costs to increase, so you should be the one to pay for it-tax.”

Jacob Rice,
Law Student

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