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They really want an irritable population that wants to toss them to the wolves. This Nanny State stuff really never ends well and I don't think marijuana will make up for the lost revenue.

Biden’s Cigarette Crackdown a Boon for Drug Dealers, Experts Warn
Move to lower nicotine levels could put farmers in jeopardy

 

A new Biden administration effort to regulate cigarettes will bankroll street gangs and bankrupt U.S. tobacco farmers, experts say.

The Food and Drug Administration is preparing this month to require lower nicotine content in all cigarettes—a move critics argue will wreck the $75 billion U.S. tobacco industry amid a global economic crisis and boost a black market as crime spikes nationwide. The news comes weeks after the agency announced its plans to ban menthol cigarettes, which will cost federal and local governments an estimated $6.6 billion in the first year alone.

Richard Marianos, a 27-year veteran of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, said these regulations will shift the demand for cigarettes toward unregulated tobacco grown internationally, which is then purchased and sold by drug dealers.

"The problem again with this administration is they do not take into consideration a totality of subject matter experts," Marianos told the Washington Free Beacon. "I've never seen this much foolishness in my life."

Marianos, who worked on gang violence at the ATF, said the black market for cigarettes is dominated by street gangs and would grow at least a hundredfold after the FDA implements its nicotine decision. He claims one of his former informants discovered some dealers make $5,000 selling cigarettes in a single afternoon. The FDA's "uneducated and silly" cigarette plan, he said, would require law enforcement to focus on tobacco sales rather than drugs and violent crime.

The FDA's cigarette regulations are a part of the Biden administration's larger "harm reduction" strategy that enables illicit drug use while criminalizing tobacco. The Free Beacon reported in February that the Department of Health and Human Services was set to fund the distribution of crack pipes through a $30 million harm reduction program, which according to the New York Times sparked an "uproar" that "derailed" the agency's entire drug policy.

"This is not tobacco harm reduction at all," Marianos told the Free Beacon. "Who do you think the kids are going to be buying from now? The crooks. What are they going to be smoking now? Counterfeit, unregulated products. What do you think they'll be smoking more than cigarettes now? Marijuana."

The FDA's menthol ban aims to reduce smoking in black communities. The agency claims that a reduction of nicotine in cigarettes will help smokers quit, but critics say it could instead lead smokers to inhale more tobacco to get their usual level of nicotine.

"If I have to drink a 1.2 percent level alcohol by volume, I'm going to drink more beer to get the same level of buzz," Graham Boyd, executive director of the Tobacco Growers Association of North Carolina, told the Free Beacon.

The tobacco plant can be genetically modified to alter nicotine levels. Last year, the FDA for the first time permitted a company to advertise that its cigarettes contain low levels of nicotine. It is unclear what level of nicotine reduction the FDA will require in its new regulations. A spokeswoman for the agency told the Free Beacon she "can't provide any information at this time."

Boyd said the FDA did not allow his group, one of the largest tobacco farmer associations in the country, to testify during the agency's hearings on reduced nicotine. He said the new regulations could raise several concerns for tobacco farmers: Are most U.S. farmers capable of growing tobacco with the required nicotine reduction? Are there legal consequences? Will international farmers be held to the same standards?

"You don't want to create widespread economic harm in the name of public health," Boyd told the Free Beacon. "The government should not be in the business of putting people out of business."

Altria, the second-largest tobacco company in the country, told the Free Beacon it will not release a statement until the FDA decision is official. The company pointed to its previous positions, however, that state significant nicotine reduction "would be a de facto ban of all cigarettes" and a violation of federal law.

The company has said that a reduction in nicotine could cause the tobacco industry to lose an estimated 951,000 jobs and 45,000 businesses.

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The thing that’s great about street gangs, with all their ill-gotten booty, they don’t need to receive government assistance.

they don’t cash their welfare checks, and they deserve props for that.

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Biden doesn't have to do anything to Tobacco companies. No one does. This generation is doing it already by switching to vaping. And if you don't know, I'm not talking about the old days of vaping with building custom coils, and mech mods, or even e-Cigarettes. I mean the way vaping is today.

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Approx one $20.00 vape that can be used almost anywhere will last a good week where as a pack of cigarettes last a day for about $10 each. No cigarette butts, no ashtrays, no house and clothes smelling like smoke. 

I see these people who use these now - and it's a quickly growing population - and I see bad times ahead for Big Tobacco

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31 minutes ago, HipKat said:

Biden doesn't have to do anything to Tobacco companies. No one does. This generation is doing it already by switching to vaping. And if you don't know, I'm not talking about the old days of vaping with building custom coils, and mech mods, or even e-Cigarettes. I mean the way vaping is today.

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Approx one $20.00 vape that can be used almost anywhere will last a good week where as a pack of cigarettes last a day for about $10 each. No cigarette butts, no ashtrays, no house and clothes smelling like smoke. 

I see these people who use these now - and it's a quickly growing population - and I see bad times ahead for Big Tobacco

Except they're cracking down on e cigs and nicotine content, as well 

Face it...you stump for a corrupt POS that is more of a fascist dictator than that bad oRaNgE mAn ever was

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7 hours ago, HipKat said:

Biden doesn't have to do anything to Tobacco companies. No one does. This generation is doing it already by switching to vaping. And if you don't know, I'm not talking about the old days of vaping with building custom coils, and mech mods, or even e-Cigarettes. I mean the way vaping is today.

So the question then becomes, "Why bother drafting this tobacco bill at all?" I wish it would stop there but they're also going after anything flavored including vaping products. They legitimately don't care about our health so I wonder what the angle is on this. Does Big Pharma have some new product they want to put out? If they were truly health conscious most of the junk food companies would be out of business or it would cost a small fortune to buy a liter of Pepsi and a bag of Doritos.

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5 hours ago, SackMan518 said:

So the question then becomes, "Why bother drafting this tobacco bill at all?" I wish it would stop there but they're also going after anything flavored including vaping products. They legitimately don't care about our health so I wonder what the angle is on this. Does Big Pharma have some new product they want to put out? If they were truly health conscious most of the junk food companies would be out of business or it would cost a small fortune to buy a liter of Pepsi and a bag of Doritos.

That’s my point, why bother drafting this bill? Unless people in Congress are completely naïve to what’s happening in the streets. And I think one thing you and I will probably agree on is that people in Congress are pretty fucking naïve. All Louisville is, is pandering to voters and in this case it’s not even a hot topic that anybody really cares about. When is the last time you saw anti-smoking anything? I don’t even remember

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Biden expanded the war against nicotine yesterday. Just yesterday I told you about Joe’s first scheme, to order cigarette makers to remove 95% of the natural drug from its products. Using agency action and NOT a democratic process, I might add. Then the story got even more interesting yesterday, with a story in Bloomberg headlined, “Juul’s Vaping Products Are Ordered Off the Market in the US.”

Yesterday, the FDA denied Juul Labs Inc.’s authorization to sell any of its current products, and announced that all Juul products now on the market must be recalled, warning darkly that if they don’t, there will be “enforcement action.”

The federal agency explained its decision was because Juul’s application lacked “sufficient evidence” showing that its products were “appropriate for the protection of public health,” and some of Juul’s application’s study findings “raised concerns due to insufficient and conflicting data.”

Insufficient and conflicting data. Huh. If only the FDA would have used the same strict reviewing criteria when it evaluated the Pfizer and Moderna applications.

Anyway, the FDA’s rationale can obviously be applied to every vaping product, so my guess is they’ll all be illegal soon. That stuff’s no good for you anyways, and who cares what you think? The good news is you have a beneficent FDA parent to create guardrails and set limits for you, since you’re too dumb to make your own decisions. But you can’t move in with them.

Thanks, FDA experts!

 

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