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Old 11-01-2017, 08:24 AM
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You don't have to outlaw or severely restrict sales of something to cut heavily into its use (although that can be effective - Prohibition for all its faults did cause Americans to significantly reduce drinking). Just raise taxes enough on it.

"...the evidence...strongly supports increasing cigarette prices through tobacco taxation as a powerful strategy for achieving major reductions in smoking behavior among some, but not all, high-risk populations.

For instance, increasing the price of cigarettes is a very effective policy tool for reducing smoking participation and consumption among youth, young adults and persons of low socioeconomic status."

Make vaping expensive enough and that'll discourage young people from doing it. They'll stick to healthier alternatives, like churchgoing and pot smoking.

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