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America's Drug Cartels

Updated on October 28, 2014

The War on Drugs

For over 30 years now we have been fighting a "war" on drugs. All the time the biggest drug cartels have been right here in the United States right under our noses.

We allow them to peddle their wares and we do nothing about it.

The drugs they are selling are killing many, many people.

Here is a picture of what they are selling:

Slap on the Hand

Yea, these drug dealers have got slapped on the back of their hands for selling their addictive drug. They were ordered to pay millions in fines and restitution. Where exactly did all that money go? They are still allowed to sell their drugs and are not helping people beat the addiction.

I can say all this because I am addicted to their drug.

Hopefully they don't send the hitmen after me, but I am going to tell you all who sells me this drug.

The name of my drug dealer is ©R.J. Reynolds.I'm sure many of you have heard of my drug dealer. Here's a picture of the drug he sells me:

Nicotine

Yea, cigarettes.

They are a drug.

I am not happy at all that I smoke. I really do want to quit. I have faced so much lately that it is a difficult thing to accomplish at this time.

You see, I started smoking cigarettes when I was 9 years old. I am 46 now. In my days as a child, smoking was considered cool. Everyone smoked it seemed. The dealers ads were very enticing. Hell, you could get the hottest girl or guy if you smoked. We had the Marlboro Man and Joe Cool.

I'm not trying to make excuses, but it would be a lot easier to quit if these dope dealers were not allowed to sell them anymore.

Can anyone tell me where all that money all those cigarette companies had to pay went? Where is the help that the addicts need? Will R.J. pay for my funeral if I die because of their drug?

I am very open to comments here. Please don't preach at me about quitting. I have tried many methods. Before you judge me, please read the hubs describing what I have faced in the last few years. The Froggy World hubs are a good start.

I do want to hear your methods of quitting. Especially if they are oddball ones.

Nicotine has been my thorn in the side.

Here are the names and sites of a few of those drug cartels. If you care, please contact them and tell them to take their drugs off the market:

  1. Philip Morris
  2. R.J. Reynolds


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You See

I saw both of these ads when I was young.

These companies have essentially murdered many people in the name of profit.

I would think removing tobacco from the market would do the trick. But it is just my opinion.

© G.L. Boudonck

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    • ameliejan profile image

      ameliejan 

      7 years ago from Alicante, Spain

      I agree with you, Netters. I stopped smoking but think smokers are a little ill done to, when it's not like if a person smokes ten cigarettes in an evening they could become aggressive either, for example.

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      Netters 

      9 years ago from Land of Enchantment - NM

      I've been smoking for 32 years. They stopped showing commercials about ciggaretts but they still promote whiskey, beer and wine. They tax the hell of ciggaretts but I've never heard of anyone killing someone with their car because they smoked too much. When people tell me about soming I just say, "Look, it's my only vice, give me a break, I don't drink, I don't do drugs and I don't have sex." You should see the look on their face! Also, I am helping the economy by keeping people employed.

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      Ricardo Nunes 

      9 years ago from Portugal

      I hope you´ll find your way to quit smoking but remember that there is no easy ways and this can be applied to almost every situation in our lives.

      Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.

      Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    • Froggy213 profile imageAUTHOR

      Greg Boudonck 

      9 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      Very good point funride-I must now re-look my whole thought process--all I know is it would be easier if I couldn't get it.

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      Ricardo Nunes 

      9 years ago from Portugal

      Hey Froggy, this is a very interesting subject made into a great hub. I can not say I ever was a tobacco addict but I have smoked for a while and soon I quit. If you ask me the only way to quit is to rely on your self-confidence and determination but it will only work out if you really wish to quit. I also see alcohol as a drug but I do not believe that removing both tobacco or alcohol from the market would solve the problem - in fact I think it would make them even more attractive for those who profit from illegal drugs...

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