Remember the 60s?

(I don’t since I didn’t come along until 1970, but I heard theywere a trip. Besides, I love Mad Men.)

Anyway, in 1964, the U.S. Surgeon General released a report(“Smoking and Health”) that rocked a nation and signaled thebeginning of the end of Big Tobacco’s golden years. But as anation, we’ve taxed tobacco off and on – and in all its forms –since 1871. (Taxes on booze date all the way back to 1791, showingyou how are priorities are aligned.)

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