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Smokers should pay high taxes for cigarettes.

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Postby tikay » Sat Mar 25, 2006 9:59 pm

thanks for that! although I dont really smoke anymore....quit recently again, I have long indulged in moderate smoking of the tobacco plants offerings...

people have been smoking for millennia....who's to say that a tiny bit of a bad thing is not alright for some...it seems to be the abuse that is the problem!
In fact I recently read something about a discovery of the health benefits of smoking tobacco....I will see if I can find the link... ...On second thought, NO... I wont because people will see it as permission to take it too far!



as for sex abuse and shopping....I prefer the sex, shopping is making my house very hard to keep clean since I am a sentimental sort of person, while sex was only a little bit messy and very much more enjoyable! Needless to say I couldn't keep all the lovers in a closet, (if only)
so they are much easier to deal with, than a shopping problem.

:lol: on sex and having a cigarette....
the moderation of cigarettes...you cant smoke too much if you keep your self busy having sex....only one (in between sessions) and another at the end is necessary :lol:

Keeping busy is the best way to stop smoking cigs.
Beat them out with healthy hobbys that you find more satisfying. :wink:
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Postby tikay » Sat Mar 25, 2006 11:39 pm

I am going to begin a thread on how to quit so everyone can share how they stop smoking or even how they keep themselves away from starting to smoke. :?
I think it is a good idea. :idea:


dont forget the demon sugar! :lol:
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Postby samento » Wed May 10, 2006 5:50 am

I agree with this policy.
Why? The goverment must pay too expensive for these smokers. When they are sick from cigarette, e.g., acute exacerbation of COPD, lung cancer, or bronchitis. These patient go to hospitals or clinics for seeking treatments.
So I think that we should get the high rate taxes from smoker.
And I hope that higher taxes will reduce a use of cigarette, like the high oil price. :)
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Postby shokin » Wed May 10, 2006 6:35 am

In Switzerland, cigarette has chance to be prohibited in bars and pubs. It's already done in universities, trains and many restaurants !

Good thing !

Let you smoke outside or don't smoke !

I don't like my clothes and skin to smell cigarette.

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Re: Smokers should pay high taxes for cigarettes.

Postby byron » Wed Jun 14, 2006 5:31 pm

TP wrote: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

Britain has raised taxes so much that 84% of rolling tobacco used in the country is now brought in from the EEC countries where it is cheaper. Net result is a tremendous loss in taxes. Drug smugglers make more profit smuggling tobacco than drugs. There was a time when smokers paid for the entire National Health Service... no longer.
incidentally! Passive smoking is now proved to not be a threat. One breathes in more carceogenics just living in a city than sitting in a country pub full of smokers.
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Re: Smokers should pay high taxes for cigarettes.

Postby essie » Sat Jul 08, 2006 6:55 am

Passive smoking is now proved to not be a threat. One breathes in more carceogenics just living in a city than sitting in a country pub full of smokers.


What about the guy sitting in a pub full of smokers, which is located in a city?
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Re: Smokers should pay high taxes for cigarettes.

Postby byron » Sat Jul 08, 2006 7:14 am



What about the guy sitting in a pub full of smokers, which is located in a city?


He should get out and go to a pub that forbids smoking. He might find it empty but he will be happy and feeling sanctimonious.
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Postby essie » Sat Jul 08, 2006 7:30 am

But would it more unhealthy?

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Side note. Aside from your own private residence, all indoor smoking has been banned for some time here in Ontario. As of this month smoking in a casino has also been banned. But get this, here comes the kicker!> Smoking under semi covered structures has also been banned. For example, if you wanted to take a break from work and go out for a smoke, you better make sure you're standing far away enough, so that when you look up, all you see is sky. Restaurants are having to prohibit smoking in their outdoor patios, but only if it has a roof.
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Postby byron » Sat Jul 08, 2006 8:28 am

Under such stringent rules smoking will become a fun thing to do for youngsters. Teenagers automatically rebel and will enjoy in breaking the laws.
No smoking was introduced for Pubs in Ireland. 22% sales drop was the result as people took their booze home instead. England introduces a similar ban soon and Publicans are very worried.
I still maintain that smoking is a personal choice. If people wish to do so then let them. If other people object then let them use places where it is forbidden. There are many non-smoking restaurants, pubs and other leisure places in Britain.
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Postby crystalfrogw » Sun Apr 01, 2007 1:58 pm

Not only smokers should pay high tax but the place they smoke should be limited strictly.
Firstly, smoking causes seriously air pollution, and effects others'health. So they have the obligation to pay for the affects they bring about.High tax is just one of remedies.
Secondly,If some people can't resist the temptation of smoking,they should consider other people's benefit. At least the place they smoke should be controlled strictly in stead of without paying attention to feelings of people beside them.
Thirdly, children shoud be educated not to smoke and enhance the propagation on the disadvantages of smoking and then fewer and fewer kids smoke after they grow up.
All in all i am for the high taxes on smokers
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