Iowa is sending a "bold message" that it takes the health care of its people, especially kids, seriously.If Chet really cared about the health of Iowans, he would have pushed for a $10 or $50 per pack hike. Not many kids would smoke 'em then. Chet, why are you letting these kids fall through the cracks?
Regulation through taxation is a favorite ploy of liberal elitists that always know what is best for the unenlightened peons. This convoluted expression of social engineering is second only to the old-fashioned ban in popularity among the new establishment.
Note that the Iowans over at State 29 blog are Still Smokin'. They also have a smokin' picture!