Team Biden is reportedly mulling banning menthol cigarettes, and Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson is absolutely furious about it. Speaking about the issue in a recent broadcast of his show, Tucker Carlson Tonight, Tucker framed the issue as both one of the elites viewing the pleasures of poor people dismissively and of them wanting to keep Americans compliant by pushing weed on them instead.
Watch him here:
Tucker Carlson: "They're promoting weed to your children but they're not letting you use tobacco or even non tobacco nicotine delivery devices which don't cause cancer. Why do they hate nicotine? Because nicotine frees your mind & THC makes you compliant & passive." pic.twitter.com/my9eMabueB
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As you can hear in the clip, Tucker started off on the elitist angle, saying:
“Turns out some people like menthol cigarettes. You’re not allowed menthol cigarettes but some people like them, particularly poor people. They like them. They don’t have a lot of pleasures, menthol cigarettes are one of them.
“But they can’t have them anymore. They’re being banned. menthol cigarettes cause cancer. Shut up. Well, of course, a lot of things caused cancer; probably more than we know.
“Potentially cell phones cause cancer, potentially diet soda causes cancer they do in rats. They’re not banned. How come? Because the people who make and use those products are paid millions in campaign contributions to keep them legal. But nobody cares what menthol smokers think they’re at the bottom of our caste system. They’re poor, so no more pleasure for them. Menthol cigarettes are out one with the many small businesses that sell them. Watch.”
The show then cut to news coverage of the menthol cigarette issue, with a reporter narrating “The biggest seller of the Elmsford smoke shop these days are the vaping products but a close second is menthol flavored cigarettes.”
Speaking on the matter, the owner of the smoke shop pointed out how absurd and tyrannical it is that they’re banning menthol cigarettes, saying “I think that’s a basic like a human right to buy like the favorite cigarette if they want.”
The coverage then cut back to the narrator, who described the tough situation smoke shop owners have been put in by the tyrants in charge, saying “Owner Anna Yao says menthol products have always been popular. It’s why she keeps them displayed behind the cash register next to the regular cigarettes. But soon Anna may not be able to sell any of those…The FDA today proposed a plan that would in fact a ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars saying the actions have the potential to significantly reduce disease and death. As for Anna, she hopes the FDA will reconsider. So her business can survive.”
The coverage then cut back to the smoke shop owner, who said “It’s really hurt my business.”
Tucker used that to sound off on the regime for both being tyrannical and for pushing weed while cracking down on tobacco use, saying:
“What’s so interesting is the lady who just was cleared up from this country. She doesn’t speak regular English. She’s obviously an immigrant. Her first response is well, buying the kind of cigarettes you like is a human right. And she’s absolutely right. And she probably moved here for that reason.
“But why do they hate tobacco? And it’s not because it causes cancer. They don’t care about your health. They close the gyms during COVID. Anyone who closed the gym during a pandemic, that killed people who were fat, clearly doesn’t care about your health at all.
“They hate nicotine, they love THC. They’re promoting weed to your children, but they’re not letting you use tobacco or even non-tobacco nicotine delivery devices which don’t cause cancer.
“Why do they hate nicotine? Because nicotine frees your mind and THC makes you compliant and passive. That’s why they hate it. It’s a real threat to them. New legislation in New York would raise the cigar tax and people die from Cigars. It’s 75% now in New York, the tax on cigars will be 95% Guess what the tax on weed is in New York. 13%. Oh, have some more weed. No more nicotine for you.”
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