Why do they sell cigarettes?

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April 27, 2007 8:18PM

Because people still smoke and the U.S. and Canada are free countries (so we've been told.) Stores can't sell cigarettes to 18 years and under and if caught could be shut-down. The very governments in both countries loved the revenue tobacco sales brought in and were fully aware of the carcinogens the tobacco companies were putting into what was once pure tobacco and now the governments are taking the heat off themselves trying to blame the tobacco companies or putting the heat on smokers.