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Smokers should pay high taxes for cigarettes.

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Smokers should pay high taxes for cigarettes.

Postby TalkingPoint » Tue Aug 05, 2003 2:27 pm

Smokers should pay high taxes for cigarettes.

smoker: a person who smokes cigarettes
tax: a charge by the government added to the price of goods and services
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Smoking

Postby Yogi » Wed Aug 27, 2003 12:01 pm

Hey everybody there, as we everybody know SMOKING is absolutely dangerous & passive smoking is even more dangerous. I think peoples who smoke should be fined because they destroy their as well as the persons health who is around him. As a fact somoking is one of the biggest source of Air-pollution, so the smoker should be taxed heavely

Firstly, my friend, your written English could do with a bit of a "brush-up".
Secondly, your dissertation on "smoking" reflects a well- droned, so called, medical opinion about a habit that has existed for centuries, but has been "picked-on" for about 20 years.
I'm 55 years old, have been smoking for 40 years of that (25 with a pipe), can still swim a kilometre without stopping, don't piss many people off with my "habit', and enjoy a communal smoke with my Doctor while we flyfish. Regards, Joe.
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Smoking is harmful to our lungs

Postby hthao » Wed Aug 27, 2003 2:31 pm

Well, I think that all of smokers know about the harm of cigarette, but the numbers of smokers increase day by day.
It not only destroys himself but also harm others around, so we have no ways to control it except imposed heavy tax on smokers.
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disaster

Postby seewhome » Fri Sep 05, 2003 1:40 am

have u ever sat in an internet cafe next to a heavy smoker> or enev two?

It was loke a disaster, and that explains for my spelling mistakes right now.

Somebody help me!!!! I'm suffrogated
Breathless.

For god's sake, somebody buy me a mask
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smoking

Postby Guest » Sat Sep 13, 2003 8:54 am

I disagree with this statment. Smokers shouldn't pay more tax in a democratic world. I think everybody has the right to think about themselves and they know how to coup with their lives.
Although I don't smoke but I know smoking is dangerous because most of deffirent drug addict like Heroen, Morfin ........ were first ciggarate smoker.
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Smoking and Taxes

Postby Sheff » Tue Sep 23, 2003 12:47 am

Whether smokers should pay higher taxes or not is a debatable question, especially for residents of the U.S. In Canada, there is no question - smokers DO PAY higher taxes. At one point the price went so high that people resorted to smuggling. Yes, first hand and second hand smoke is dangerous, but like alcohol, smoking is an addiction and can only be conquered with more education. Governments are caught in a 'double jeopardy' situation. End smoking - end revenues. I think if it's a money vs health issue, money will win.
I am 53 and have been smoking for 40 years. No problems yet and I know I should quit but I enjoy the occasional cigarette or draw of a pipe.
I also appreciate that some people dislike smoking so I ask if they mind or I will go outside, or move to an area where they will not be disturbed while I enjoy a simple pleasure. I don't justify my position and I don't like having someone else's opinions forced down my throat - to each his own.
In response to the Chinese lady, the men in this country smoke like they are eating candy. I've seen some men with three cigs going at once. And even if a person has one going, they try to give you two or three more. Also, they are very concerned about the price. To be a 'man', you must smoke the more expensive brands. My opinion is if smoking is going to kill me (it, or any number of a thousand things will, especially taxi drivers in China) I'd rather go by the least expensive route possible.
What I would like to see is a greater effort in getting more impaired drivers off the road. But that is another subject.

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Postby Guest » Fri Sep 26, 2003 1:36 pm

Yes i do, because i think very dificult to stay in a place where the people like to smoke,some smoker people is very respectble but there are other terrrible. :D
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Re: Smoking is harmful to our lungs

Postby hana » Tue Nov 11, 2003 4:54 am

hthao wrote:Well, I think that all of smokers know about the harm of cigarette, but the numbers of smokers increase day by day.
It not only destroys himself but also harm others around, so we have no ways to control it except imposed heavy tax on smokers.


I could not agree w/ u more. I am not a smoker, because I know how harmful a cigar is. My father is a heavy smoker. Although he knows that it is not good to smoke, he is not able to quit it- it is just like the habit. I cannot bear the smell of smoke. :mrgreen:
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it is hardly to stop smokeing

Postby micle » Wed Nov 19, 2003 10:05 am

hi :everyone
my father is a heavy smoker,so i think i have the power to give you the point,my father have smoked for about 30 years,he beared the life load form very young,so for him ,smoking was a way to release the heavy load,gradually he could not quit,now he have to smoke about 40 pipes everyday,although all of the memerbers in my famliy asked him to give up,but no way,for him giving up the smoking just like giving up the meal.
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Smokers Should Pay High Taxes for Cigarettes

Postby galina » Tue Dec 02, 2003 5:25 am

Hi, everyone.
I absolutely agree with the conception of high taxes for smokers.
The point is that there is not only threat for themselves, but also for people who are near them, espessially for pregnant women and teenagers. Youngsters usually don't aware danger from smoking completely. I think they only want to copiright behaviour their frends and want to show their ability to be resemble to older people.
I suppose that supplimentary taxes could be used for agitation and explanation the smoking hurm.
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