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To B. Todd Jones, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, ATF | 99 New York Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20226

I strongly demand that tobacco companies pay a percentage of their profits to the health care system to help pay for smoking related illnesses. A federal or state law should be put in place stating that 10% of the tobacco industry’s profits go to a medical cause.
The tobacco industry is responsible for creating the most preventable cause of death worldwide. Over a 4 year period, smoking created a total medical bill of around $193 billion dollars. The tobacco industry combined was estimated that in 2010, they reached half a trillion dollars in profit.
15% of male and 7% of female deaths are caused by smoking and this number is only increasing as cigarette production has increased by 16.5% in the last decade. The tobacco industry is only increasing, in both areas of production and distribution, which is why this action is vital, in order to reduce health care debt caused by this industry.

Signed,

Tyler Redden

This petition closed over 1 year ago

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Although tobacco companies don't necessarily advertise their product openly to teens, they are talking to our kids every day: in convenience stores, in magazines, online, and through special ...

Although tobacco companies don't necessarily advertise their product openly to teens, they are talking to our kids every day: in convenience stores, in magazines, online, and through special promotions designed to lure them into thinking that smoking is cool or a way to express their independence. They are actively trying to grow there market knowing well of what the consequences are which is why they need to take responsibility.

We the undersigned demand that tobacco companies pay a percentage of their profits to the health care system. The turnover they produce does not weigh up with the medical bills which is why this should not go on any longer.

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