Published: Saturday, July 28 2012 3:00 p.m. MDT
Not all smoke shops sell the ban drugs, I use smoke shop to buy my tabacco
because it's cheaper. I have smoked for over 30 years and I am getting
tired of hearing about my smoking and the health issues, yes it does cause
cancer, but fast food causes people to be over weight and causes heart attacks
and other health which cost a lot of money. I live in one of the state with one
of the highest tax rate on tabacco. Why not just put more tax on these shops and
leave them stay in business and put that money into a state health care? This
country has become anti what ever and not all people have their rights, because
people want to infrig on their right.
The reason "smoke shops" are a problem is that they sell crack pipes,
and other paraphanilia used for more hard core drug use. Man utahns are
gullable. We arent talking about rolling your own cigs we are talking about the
glass pipes used for crack and other fun people killing road accident causing
problems. You get the legal but high spice you get kids getting older friends
purchasing papers to roll the joints, pipes to smoke the drugs etc. Grow up
people even smokers arent going to tell you they agree with a shop down the road
from them. There is a large selection of glass pipes in any of there places.
Grow up Utah and put your religious differences on a back seat and realize the
drug problems are in your own back yard. Support your local police force they
arent going to say theres a problem with out something to back it up. You have a
very young population and drug abuse goes along with that. Love these posts
defending it. What a crock!
@lisa 1234First you make gross generalities about smoke shops and the
people that do business there and then seem to think that closing down smoke
shops will stop these kids from getting their hand on the things you describe? I
am pretty sure someone needs to grow-up but I don't think its Utah.
"'If you look at the clientele at tobacco shops, they're not
exactly the best people. They're buying drugs for crying out loud,'
Ray said"========= So if it's "DRUG"
buyng you are so wound up about, close down all the Pharmacies for crying out
loud!More people are killed from those legal "DRUGS" than tobacco
and drunk driving in this State.This is ridiculous beyond all
belief.More Utahans suffer and die from breathing illnesses from our
Coal burning Power Plants and Inversion stoked Kennecott exhast than all the 2nd
hand tobacco in the world but I don't hear any concern about that.So this is not about "Drugs" or "Public Saftey" at all, but
just another indirect attack of Liberty and Freedom on "not exactly the best
people." What was it the Nazis used to call them?...oh ya,
undesirables.Oh and FYI, I don't smoke.
Gotta love the clean air act! seems like it only applies to highly populated
areas if you go to Paiute County the gas station there has tables right next to
the entrance for people to sit and smoke no clean air act sign anywhere. I
manage a restaurant and you always get people smoking at the drive thru. If you
want to smoke that is your right but please don't do around people who
don't want to breath it in.
I donot think the gentlemen from the council of Centerville gets it. He
complains that the people that go to the smoke shops are drug addicts. Hope a
few of these smokers get together and sue due to defamation of character. I do
not smoke nor drink but stand up for the little guy. If there is such a minority
that use the shop (for legal purchases) is so small then the smoke shop would
go under due to low sales and overhead.
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