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  You can't really economically 
  disincentivize addicts from 
  seeking a fix; that's basically 
  definitional.
Not sure I agree. Seems like we cut down smoking drastically in the USA through heavy taxation? Not an expert in that area, however.



Not really. Smoking went down as it became less socially acceptable to do so. Case in point: cigarettes are $6/pack in California, but very few people smoke because those who do are seen as unhealthy louts. Meanwhile in New York cigarettes are $13 yet it's much more prevalent.




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