- That cigars are a legal product and consumers should be free to make decisions on their use. While it is appropriate to ban smoking in certain places, it is unfair and against common sense to outlaw it in cigar shops, whose sole purpose is to provide consumer cigars and provide a place to enjoy them without affecting others.
- That taxes are the responsibility of all individuals and should not be used to punish specific businesses or industries. If the state needs to raise more funds, it should be everyone’s burden and not punitive to one industry and its customers.
- That consumers, in a free marketplace, will make the best decisions regarding what type of products and business they want to support. The state should avoid needless regulations that add to the cost of individual products. This reduces sales, raises prices, destroys wealth and kills jobs.
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