1. UST: profile and risks The U.S. smokeless tobacco industry generated revenue of $2 billion in 1998 with moist smokeless tobacco contributing for 50% of the total. UST was the leading company in moist smokeless tobacco industry with a control of about 77% of the market. Moist smokeless tobacco was the fastest growing segment in tobacco industry with an annual growth rate of 3.7% compared to the annual decline of 2% in cigarettes volume in the period from 1980 to 2000. Main factors that contributed to this trend are the increased smoking bans and consumers’ perception of moist smokeless tobacco as less risky than cigarettes for health.
Hence the Jews were not able to protect themselves from the Nazi’s, and therefore nearly six-million Jews were murdered. On the other hand if the Jews had firearms they could have protected themselves and lowered the number of deaths in the holocaust, maybe even prevented it. If you assume banning firearms will prevent crime you are wrong, it will only increase crime-rates. How do I know this? Well according to the Huffington Post, six years after firearms were banned in the United Kingdom gun-crime there had more than doubled; and by 2009 gun-crime had jumped by a colossal 89%.
Smoking should be made illegal in Canada. There are many reasons why the illegalization of smoking would be a good thing and here are just a few, smoking alone causes approximately 40, 000 deaths in just Canada per year. Secondly, smoking wreaks havoc on the bank account, on average people spend hundreds on their smoking habits monthly. Lastly, smoking not only affects the smokers but it affects the children with family members or friends that smoke. Many smokers would argue that smoking is needed for society to function as proceeds do go to the government, but in actuality the lives of every Canadian citizen would be made better within a year of smoking becoming illegal.
Although marijuana can lead to a relaxed and euphoric feeling it will not cause you to make decisions you would not normally do. When it comes to smoking the cannabis some say it is just as bad for your lungs as smoking, but a quote taken from an article on CBSNews.com written by Ryan Jaslow states, “The study, published in the Jan. 10 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, found occasional pot smokers - who used a median of roughly two to three joints per month - had normal lung function compared to tobacco smokers in the study.”(CBSNews.com). What this is saying is that smoking marijuana, although not great for your lungs, has less of a negative impact. Two states have already jumped on the legalization of the recreational use of marijuana. Colorado and Washington voted on a bill to legalize the drug for everyone for any reason and the people of these states were heard when the bills
Not just that, but I also think, and economists agree with me, that the country could gain a lot in taxes, if the sale of marijuana in general was legalized, just as the tobacco a drug that kills 6 million people per year in US*is. “More than 300 economists, including three nobel laureates, have signed a petition calling attention to the findings of a paper by Harvard economist Jeffrey Miron, which suggests that if the government legalized marijuana it would save $7.7 billion annually by not having to enforce the current prohibition on the drug. The report added that legalization would save an additional $6 billion per year if the government taxed marijuana at rates similar to alcohol and tobacco.”** Basically, marijuana is a preparation of the Cannabis Sativa plant. Common called Cannabis, this hemp plant seems to have its origins in Asia, and it has reached Europe more than a thousand years ago. Marijuana started being restricted and becoming illegal as a drug in the US by the latter 80,s, early 90’s.
The EV 1 was also fairly pricey so many people were not interested. Another killer of the electric car was the car companies. General Motors only made a certain amount because of the Zero Emissions Mandate (ZEM) was born. It required 2% of new vehicles sold in California to be emission-free by 1998, 10% by 2003. General Motors knew that this mandate would not last long, and they were more interested in selling gasoline cars.
Others, like me, think that the government shouldn’t have the power to outlaw if it’s not harming or endangering others. There are many reasons why I believe marijuana should be legalized. Marijuana could generate billions of dollars to use for more serious problems, prohibition doesn’t help anything, and legalization could possibly reduce drug use by teens. Our government currently spends billions of dollars annually to lock up marijuana users. These people are normally very peaceful, relaxed, and non-violent.
Although both the coming and the arrival of the Great Depression did have some influence over the decision to repeal the Eighteenth Amendment, other factors played a part – most importantly the simple fact that prohibition didn’t work. In the early 1920s and throughout the 1930s America suffered through a period of economic decline, and because of this, the government in particular, was in need of funds to fuel its weakening economy. Taxation on alcohol would contribute towards the resources for relief, and prevent higher taxes in other areas of business which would only compound the situation. Each year the government was missing out on a sum of around $500 million which would be brought in by a tax on alcohol, and would significantly help America during the crisis. As well as this, an end to prohibition would eliminate the costs required to enforce it – an extra expenditure the government could not afford at this time.
The government’s most recent drug survey, the 2005 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, “over 800,000 adolescents ages 12-17 sold illegal drugs during the previous 12 months preceding.” (NSDUH). Marijuana has damaged and brought chaos to lives of many young Americans. Medically, it is not addictive, but some people say that they begin to form a habit, and it becomes a psychological, rather than physical, addiction. Although marijuana is less harmful than other substances that are legal, chances are that if more people smoked marijuana because it became legal, there would be an increase in health problems. A study was done by the DEA in 2004 in which 19.1 million Americans aged 12 or older used illicit drugs in the 30 days prior to the study.
Once marijuana became illegal in 1937 legal prohibitions against the drug have cost tax payers billions of dollars in law enforcement. Billions of dollars have also been lost in revenues if marijuana had been taxed in the same manner as are alcohol and tobacco. Decriminalizing marijuana has a very large potential for becoming a large source of additional tax revenue. The government profits millions of dollars in cigarette and alcohol taxes. Imagine how much more money could be made if marijuana became legal.