EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA


March 3, 2013

Your view: Letters to the editor


I don’t think making cigarettes readily available to minors, getting them hooked on an addictive drug, allowing them to suffer adverse health effects, denying them proper medical care because some representatives are averse to accepting federal health-care programs and, thereby, condemning them to death as adults is sound policy. Opposition to raising the cigarette tax is not just bad government, it’s inhumane. I understand that some representatives accept money from big business to fund their campaigns, but when it comes to public health-care costs associated with smoking cigarettes, being more selective in the source of campaign funds would aid the general welfare of New Hampshire citizens.

Harlan Cheney


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