Smokers should pay high taxes for cigarettes.

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Post by Krisi » Thu Jul 26, 2007 1:11 pm

:) This is a good idea, I think.
If smokers can easily risk their life for a pack or two each day,
it's not a big deal for them to spare more money for their people. :wink:

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Post by Annaa » Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:41 am

Yeah I think that smokers need to pay hight taxes for cigarettes,and governments need to close tobacco`s factories.
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Post by nino » Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:36 pm

hi everbody

i am smoking and i know smoking is very bad for my health!!!
i pay a lot of money for ciggarette its enough stop!!!!!we are not allowed to smoke in closed area so whats the problem??!!!

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Post by emilkatok » Tue Dec 17, 2013 5:43 pm

I agree , that smokers should pay high taxes for cigarettes.
Cigarettes are unhealthy, but everything is for people. In my opinion we can drink alcohol , smok cigarettes , take a drags. More and more people use from this things. Our national budgete can increase. Mayby, a high taxes encourage people to stop buy this things .

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Post by RogelikIID » Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:43 pm

I believe that smokers are a nuisance to other people but higher taxes for cigarettes doesn't solved the problems with them. For exapmple my grandma smoked all live. When she lived prices for cigarettes had been higher and higher and she didnt stop smoke So I think that it will not help.

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Post by AAAAAn » Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:56 am

Hi, everyone. In my opinion, I think smokers should pay high taxes for cigarettes. Because smoking lead to many diseases such as heart attack and respiratory system deceases. And smoke may end up as some sever problems. as the matter of fact, if the smoker pay more higher taxes for cigarettes, maybe they will stop smoking, and then there are many problems will slow quick.

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Post by mwbiubiubiu » Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:18 am

I disagree that smokers should pay high taxes.
Cigarettes are unhealthy, but anything would be harmful if you had too much. Like sugars, people like them and think they're fine for their body, but if people eat too much, they will get all kinds of illness.There are a lot of people who smoke a lot, and at the same time, they know the risk that causes. By rising cigarettes in high price can decrease the amount that people bought, who knows they are not buying it illegally? In many countries, the aggravating trend of the increasing aging population, have slowly caused the productivity decrease. There will be too much of elder. In a cruel way, they are mostly of useless, and they are wasting the resources. And cigarettes can cause many harmful consequences, like cancer such things, which can decrease the population. So for all what I have been talking about is that people should have the freedom of choosing what they want to do and have the same opportunity to buy all kinds of things.

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Post by JzMoriarty » Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:03 pm

I disagree with this, because nowadays there are thousands of people are the smokers. Although I am not a smoker, but I know that cigarettes are harmful and it will kill you. If you are the smokers and you notice need to pay high taxes for cigarettes, will you gonna buy it? The answer is Yes. Because you cannot control yourself and the cigarettes just like drug, maybe it can keep some who enjoyed cigarettes but you never stop those people who take cigarettes as second life.

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Post by JzMoriarty » Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:04 pm

I disagree with this, because nowadays there are thousands of people are the smokers. Although I am not a smoker, but I know that cigarettes are harmful and it will kill you. If you are the smokers and you notice need to pay high taxes for cigarettes, will you gonna buy it? The answer is Yes. Because you cannot control yourself and the cigarettes just like drug, maybe it can keep some who enjoyed cigarettes but you never stop those people who take cigarettes as second life.

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Post by PYJimmyPrice » Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:25 pm

I think this is a great idea.
high taxes indeed reduce the consumers of cigarettes. Smoking can affect a person's health and may even kill a person, so the benefits of paying high taxes for cigarettes to this society are enormous.
I do not know whether high taxes of cigarettes will increase crimes or not, because some of people they will rob someone because they do not have enough money to buy a cigarette, but anyway I think high taxes of cigarettes is a really really great idea.

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Post by PYJimmyPrice » Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:35 pm

I think this is a great idea
High taxed indeed reduce the consumers of cigarettes. Smoking can affect a person’s health and may even kill a person, so the benefits of paying high taxes for cigarettes to this society are enormous.
I do not know whether high taxes of cigarettes will increase crimes or not, because some of people they will rob someone because they do not have enough money to buy a cigarette, but anyway I think high taxes of cigarettes is a really really great idea.

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Post by clstudenttt » Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:36 pm

Personally speaking, I totally agree the statement. Cigarettes are harmful to our body and causing diseases such as lung cancer. Also, cigarettes are addictive. If someone constantly smoking, it is hard for him to give up this bad habit. In addition, second-hand-cigraettes are disruptive to others around the smoker. Therefore, due to these reasons, I believe the high taxes for cigarette are necessary. ;-)

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Post by mwbiubiubiu » Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:39 pm

From Jerry
Smoking is so bad for the smokers and will cause a series of diseases like heart diseases, lung cancer and high blood pressure. When smokers smoke, chemicals in tobacco like carbon monoxide will damage the blood vessels, narrow air ways and damage air sacs. So people gets oxygenated blood slower than before. Some people say that smoking can help you to stay awake, but CO will slow down the circulatory system and will slow down the rate of getting oxygen. Also, people who can’t quit smoking is because it is a long term disease.

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Post by CLCatherine » Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:31 pm

Hey everyone
First of all, I agree with this view. I am in favor of raising the tax on cigarettes! Because raising taxes means that the overall cost of buying cigarettes increased. Many people will not be able to pay high taxes for a long time, and choose to quit smoking. So you can reduce the number of people who smoke. Smoking is not good for your health and others' health, can lead to heart disease, lung cancer. ..Taxes can be mandatory to help people quit smoking,That is a really great idea.

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Post by LZDERR » Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:42 pm

Well, I think it is not bad, because price will be up and it can control the smoking people do not wast money in smoking, but we should pay attention that the price should not go up quickly, we should make the price up step by step.

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Post by PYJimmyPrice » Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:08 am

I think this is a great idea
High taxed indeed reduce the consumers of cigarettes. Smoking can affect a person’s health and may even kill a person, so the benefits of paying high taxes for cigarettes to this society are enormous.
I do not know whether high taxes of cigarettes will increase crimes or not, because some of people they will rob someone because they do not have enough money to buy a cigarette, but anyway I think high taxes of cigarettes is a really really great idea.

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Post by JJAaron » Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:33 am

i think it's not a good idea because smokers have the freedom to smoke. Taxes are not the useful way for them to smoke.

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Post by JJAaron » Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:34 am

i think it's not a good idea because smokers have the freedom to smoke. Taxes are not the useful way for them to smoke.

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Post by TGlalalala » Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:28 am

In my opinion, not only smokers should pay high taxes for cigarettes, but also everyone. Because there will be some new smokers to by them. Also, the old smokers may ask their friend who isn't a smoker to buy cigarettes for him or her.
But I just found out that a lot of designers are smoker because of their job. They always have a lot of work to do, so they usually stay up late to do them. So sometimes cigarettes is necessary, but we still need to help smokers to give up smoking.

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Post by TGlalalala » Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:31 am

In my opinion, not only smokers should pay high taxes for cigarettes, but also everyone. Because there will be some new smokers to by them. Also, the old smokers may ask their friend who isn't a smoker to buy cigarettes for him or her.
But I just found out that a lot of designers are smoker because of their job. They always have a lot of work to do, so they usually stay up late to do them. So sometimes cigarettes is necessary, but we still need to help smokers to give up smoking.

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Post by AQDaDa » Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:04 am

I think it's not a good idea. First there is a new policy in China. That is you can't smoke in public places. So smoker will not effect your life(effect of air population is tiny). Although they are using cigarettes kill themselves. But they still choose to smoke ,so maybe they can't control themselves. Many poor families also have smokers. If taxes growing, they might get a big trouble.Like Drugs are expensive and illegal, but there are still some people using them. My opinion is smoker's taxes growing can't solve the problem, Only smoker's friend or family can save them from the hand of cigarettes.

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Post by KJKWYF » Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:56 am

Actually I don' t think high taxes can make smokers have any change, it can' t decrease smokers. They can choose they want to smoke or not, if someone really wants to smoke, no one can stop it. I think most of smoker know about their body, they know they can smoke or not.

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Post by syscar » Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:28 pm

Smoking is a bad habit. It can cause a lot of diseases. Meanwhile smoking is a waste of money. Besides, careless smokers may cause dangerous fires. It is harmful and it is not only bad for smokers themselves, but also bad for non-smokers.
Therefore, I hope all the smokers can give up smoking for themselves and also for the people around them. Smoking is harmful and it is not only bad for smokers themselves, but also bad for non-smokers.
Therefore, I hope all the smokers can give up smoking for themselves and also for the people around them.

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Post by JLuuudy » Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:58 pm

galina wrote: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.
I agree what you said. I think let smokers pay high taxes for cigarettes is good for the smokers themselves,too. Some smokers may realised that smocking is bad for their health, but they still can't stop doing so. So, I think let smokers pay high taxes is a good action for both smokers themselves and the people around them.

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Post by MAYYYYY » Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:23 am

I agree with the proposal of smokers should pay more taxes. Because smoking is harmful to everyone, not just the smoker. When people breathe in the smoke, they will be unhealthier. So smokers should pay more taxes on cigarettes.

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Post by EQEricquan » Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:19 am

I believe that smokers should pay high taxes for cigarettes. Because there are many smoker in China. For me, my aunt always smoke in the house, so make me always can smell of cigarettes in the room. Smoke is bad for people, smell much can make people died. So, I believe that smokers should pay high taxes for cigarettes.

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Post by BLXAlala » Thu Dec 08, 2016 2:56 am

By increase the tax on cigarette, I think that is a good way to limit people smoke.
Everyone knows smoke is bad for health, but most of them cannot control themselves, so they also bad for the people who stand around him. So increase the tax this a good approach to solute this problem, and decrease the number of smokers.

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Post by CSISHANDSOME » Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:02 am

I think this is a good idea , because smoking is bad to our health , if government do it , i think many people will give up cigarettes, it can help people to control themself

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Post by gwuruolinlin » Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:06 am

In my opinion, raise the text is a good way to reduce the number of people to buy cigarette. The cigarette not only bad for health, it also influences the air quality. :twisted: Cigarette is one of the reason that cause the air pollution.(people smokes) If government do that, not only can reduce the people get disease on cigarette, it also reduces the air pollution. {-;

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