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Letter: Tobacco tax is used wrongly
3:50pm Thursday 28th June 2012 in Opinion
I am a smoker and have many friends who are non- smokers who have no problem with my habit.
It’s the do-gooders who have stuck their oar in, causing the changes to changes in the law.
Some democracy that is.
The tax gathered from smokers would more than cover the cost to the NHS but they don’t receive it.
All the tax increases levied on cigarettes are driving smokers towards the black market.
It’s about time politicians took a long hard look at the situation.
How much did it cost the American government before they woke up to Prohibition?
Halfhearted (via website).