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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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Yogi

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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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.

Sheff

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.

SK

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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

hana

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:

micle

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.

galina

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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Postby sunflower » Thu Jan 08, 2004 3:58 pm

:D
Like many other people , I strongly disapprove of people who smoke very much . Everybody knows that smoking has a bad effect on our health . Many cancers have been caused by smoking . This demands us to have a law to cut down on the number of smokers . Everytime I have to sit a person smoking a lot , I feel annoyed a lot . So I think it's best for us to punish smokers for doing this . If so , maybe the number of smokers in the world can gradually reduce . Perhaps all of U also agree with me ?
Thank you and bi bi ! :wink
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Postby snezana » Fri Jan 16, 2004 11:20 pm

hey everybody!i agree that smoking is widely spread problem, and there should be taken some urgent measures against it...As far as i'm concerned, i think, that charging people for smoking isn't a very nice and what's important democratical way of solving this problem...From my point of view, it is every adult person's own choise...but what's important is to control teenagers(cause a lot of people start smoking in school, being influenced by their classmates..), and charge them for smoking...and also it shouldn't be allowed to smoke in social places, as smokers do harm not only to themselves, but to all people in their surrounding also.

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Postby Mandy2 » Sat Mar 20, 2004 8:45 pm

I'd just like to add some information about the situation in Germany, just to let you know how things are handled in other countries, Germany in particular.
Smoking in Germany became more expense. From March 1 the price of a packet of cigarettes went up by 40 cents, as a new tax on tobacco went into effect and cigarette makers raised their profit margins. The tobacco tax will increase by 1.2 cents per cigarette on December 1 and again on September 1, 2005 to help finance the government's health reforms.
As a result, more smokers have been turning to rolling tobacco and cigars, which have been spared the higher taxation rates dumped on cigarettes over the past couple of years.


Sheff said: "At one point the price went so high that people resorted to smuggling."

I can second that and have read an interview with a spokesman for British American Tobacco. He said that increased tobacco taxes might blow smokers out of their clutch and onto the black market. Their concern is that the new taxes will not stop people smoking, but that they will turn to the black market and cheaper forms of tobacco.

Talking about 'cheaper' and buying cigarettes cheaper ...
one example can be found since many years here in Germany. Smokers who live near Poland, go there since many years, because they often pay less for cigarettes there and by doing that they also try to circumnavigate further tax hikes planned by the German government.

Well, I'm off for now.
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Postby Gloria » Thu Nov 04, 2004 1:05 pm

Yes, I agree that smokers should pay high taxes for cigarettes.
As all of us know that smoking is hamrful to health, and the harmful effects are not just appear to those smokers, but also the one who is next to them.
However ,the number of smokers is still increasing day by day, and the trend show that more and more teenagers become smokers too.Therefore, I hope that the increase in tax on cigarettes can cut down the number of smokers .

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Postby viveo » Thu Nov 04, 2004 4:00 pm

Smokers should pay high tax. First, smoking is not good for health. Otherwise smoker can affect passive smoker's health. It also causes environmental pollution. In addition, smoking is expensive. It waste of time and money. :lol:
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Re: Smokers should pay high taxes for cigarettes.

Postby cjlee02 » Fri Nov 05, 2004 3:54 am

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


I think taxation on cigarettes is a good way to reduce in market popualtion of smokers.
I think there are two approachs to reduce a mumber of smoker.
the first is that to ban the smoking in special area. this is so call supplier-craked policy. the other is to increase the price of cigarette. that is so call market-distroied policy.
I will give a vote to market-distroyed poicy

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Postby maryemily » Mon Nov 15, 2004 10:37 pm

once I read in Veja magazina that Brazil spends more money with medical treament of ill smokers than receives in taxes from these industries....so, yes, I agree that the taxes should be higher....but not the employment ones....it would raise the number of unemployment in our country.

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Postby CityYoung » Thu Dec 22, 2005 11:49 pm

The govrement must stop enter cigarettes in their country . After that no body will smoke :)

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Postby Shazzam » Wed Dec 28, 2005 2:07 am

CityYoung wrote:The govrement must stop enter cigarettes in their country . After that no body will smoke :)


Good idea, then they can also tell us what to eat, how many times a day to go to the toilet and what colour underpants to wear. :roll:

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Postby serpico » Wed Dec 28, 2005 2:42 am

CityYoung wrote:The govrement must stop enter cigarettes in their country . After that no body will smoke :)


Have you ever tought at smmugling ? Have you heard about " the forbiden fruit " ( I am not very sure if there is the same meaning in English ; I am refering at the famous apple from " Adam & Eva " ) ?
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Postby Pearla » Thu Dec 29, 2005 7:56 pm

Well, i think it's a good idea.

they are spending money to destroy their health, so let them pay for building something useful in their countries or saving people's lives, if the country decided use the amount of money they are going to pay, to finance health researches.


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