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This Senator Just Posted A Pro-Smoker Ad And It's Creepy AF

*cough* vote for me *cough*

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Senator David Leyonhjelm has released a pro-smokers video, telling people if they vote for the Liberal Democrats he'll fight any increase to the cost of a pack of cigarettes.

My message to Australia's smokers - the Liberal Democrats are the only party on your side. #auspol #nannystate

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But people aren't happy about the weird video.

@DavidLeyonhjelm Any voter that would swing to your party on this issue is an idiot

@DavidLeyonhjelm you do know each year smoking kills ~15,000 Australians & costs $31.5B in social & economic costs. That's my hard earned 💰

@DavidLeyonhjelm ABS says the cost of smoking to economy is double that of cig tax revenue. Seems weird you'd push for subsidising a habit.

@SteinerVagina @razdhorse @DavidLeyonhjelm Then by your logic: People break legs cause of Medicare. Taking it away would stop accidents? LOL

Dickhead. The sooner he is out of parliament, the better https://t.co/KW9Y6I81RY

Alice Workman is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Canberra.

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