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Do you think the cigarette tax hike will make more smokers quit?
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1357 Votes

Do you think the cigarette tax hike will make more smokers quit?

Yes!

8

No!

12

Yes!

8 Comments
tim collins
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tim collins

Just a way to get more money and discriminate at the same time. If smoking was so bad how come we can buy weed on every street corner. Oh ya It's Good for every sort of ailment mental and physical. It's all about the money. What are they coming after next. How about a Bike License.

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Christena
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Christena

Yes, just because I have talked to a few that talked about quitting because of the tax. It makes people think. It also makes them slow a little because they can only do what they can afford.

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k san
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k san

It's a pretty big hike, so yes.

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Richard Dillard
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Richard Dillard

I think it will give that extra push that some smokers who have been thinking about quitting anyway have been looking for.

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Mykaela Jeanette Williams
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Mykaela Jeanette Williams

Because I am a smoker and I'm not about to spend $10 freaking dollars on 1 pack of smokes..

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No!

12 Comments
Matt Stickler
2
Matt Stickler

Money should be used to for programs to help people stop smoking only!!!!Tax will likly go to the general fund, and spent at Govenor Brown's discretion!

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Rick Allen
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Rick Allen

Not hardly its just a scam for more money for a horribly run state!

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Leslie Ann
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Leslie Ann

Hasn't worked in the past, won't work in the future. I wish it would but it won't. Quit making cigarettes, THAT would stop a lot from smoking. Thats the ONLY way .

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томик Коллинз
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томик Коллинз

Making the poor poorer not making them quit

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Brad Livsey
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Brad Livsey

A smokers tax has never worked to restrict what a smoker spends or to dissuade a new smoker from starting. Monies just go to affording ill government spending! That's it.....nothing more to say, that's the bottom line on most all consumption taxes and fees.

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EmilyF55
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EmilyF55

The addiction is so strong - my mother used to be addicted to cigarettes (sadly, she is now addicted to vaping instead...) - that it will just end in consumers wasting even more money. They need a personal wake-up call (much like in weight issues) to realise they need to change.

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Teresa Parsons
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Teresa Parsons

Maybe a few will quit, but this will Not stop most Smokers. Smoking is a very powerful addiction.

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Tamara Jean
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Tamara Jean

Unfortunately, it's doubtful. Smoking cigarettes is generally due to the addiction to nicotine. I'm guessing more people will have less money for healthier options.

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Ralphie Falls II
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Ralphie Falls II

Because a smoker will still smoke, believing it's so hard to quit regardless of price. That's the rub, the industry says it's difficult to quit... so we think it is. A smoker smokes, its just what they do

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Tarasem
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Tarasem

All taxes, like all of the government activities they fund, are communism, m'kay?

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John Philo
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John Philo

It is just another hit job on the low income smoker to feed the government greed.

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Robert Reynolds
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Robert Reynolds

I roll my own, with pipe tobacco.

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Do you agree with the governor's spending priorities?
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218 Votes

Do you agree with the governor's spending priorities?

Yes

0

No

3

Yes

0 Comments
No one has commented yet

No

3 Comments
GT Thomas
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GT Thomas

Typical tax and spend liberal raising Oregon's budget by Billions and spending critical reserve funds. Oregonians knew this would happen when uber liberal got elected by Portland.

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Steven Huillet
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Steven Huillet

Democrats just want to spend, spend, spend. They love throwing money away for no good reasons. Just more waste put on the tax payers backs.

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Gabe West
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Gabe West

Criminalize drug don't spend more on homelessness

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Would you consider using ChatGPT in your job?
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215 Votes

Would you consider using ChatGPT in your job?

Yes!

1

No!

2

Yes!

1 Comment
Eric Magidson
0
Eric Magidson

I am an instructor of information technology and cybersecurity. I feel there is value in this tool when used ethically and by experts who can use what is generated with an understanding of the risks. I better know if the code it generates is correct and secure.

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No!

2 Comments
Dave Stalker
2
Dave Stalker

AI is dangerous, very vulnerable to Misinformation and just spitting it back out. AI is NOT creative, real writers are creative. AI just re-arranges the factoids available to it. Teachers are alarmed that papers submitted by students might not be their work, just ChatGTP garbage.

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Kimmy Wasatch
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Kimmy Wasatch

People need to be educated and be responsibile for their work and not depend on a machine.

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