These photographs will appear on cigarette packaging sold in Ireland
THESE photographs will appear on cigarette packaging sold in Ireland. The key word is that smoking “can” cause a slow death. And it cannot.
Might this be time to dig out that cigarette case?
Ireland was the first EU country to introduce a smoking ban. Did it work? Irish Independent> says href=”http://www.independent.ie/national-news/smoking-rate-soars-up-to-one-third-despite-ban-1923543.html”>not:
Despite hikes in tobacco tax, the smoking ban and a new law against the public display of cigarettes for sale, the number of smokers has steadily risen since 2007 when 29pc of the population smoked. The survey, which was conducted between March and September, revealed the largest group of smokers — 45pc — is aged between 16 and 30.
Maybe the ban makes smoking in enclosed public places more attractive elsewhere?
After all, the Government takes its cut in taxes. In which case, is equating smoking with child abuse (se bwlow), a good idea for a go-ahead, confident nation? If the State is to set itself up as your therapist, should it also be enabling? The Government is having its cake and eating it. But what out. If you do the same, you’ll get fat. And if you think the State hated smokers, just wait until they get their teeth into your chub:
Posted: 4th, February 2013 | In: The Consumer Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed: RSS 2.0 | TrackBack | Permalink