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Dispatch New Mexico - Americans and their vices

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By Tom McDonald

Today’s topic is sin. I’ll try not to get preachy about it.

There’s a long list of habit-forming vices that Americans have enjoyed, condemned, regulated and even outlawed over time, but today we’ll consider four in particular — tobacco, alcohol, marijuana and gambling. Our U.S. government has spent a lot of time and effort trying to control each, with some of the biggest changes having occurred over the last half-century.


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