Pubdate: Wed, 15 Oct 1997
Source: Kansas City Star (MO)
Author: Larry Monaghan

Congratulations to the president for recommending increasing
cigarette pack prices by $1.50. If this program is as successful as
the drug war, which took cocaine prices from $50 a gram to $5 a gram,
cut heroin prices in half and made drugs available to every
elementary school in the nation, this action means that cigarette
prices will go down as the black market (free enterprise) takes over.

Of course, you won't be able to choose what brands, and you won't
know exactly what's in them -- why, they might even contain marijuana
-- but who cares if the price goes back down to 30 cents a pack?

Larry Monaghan
Arcadia, Kansas