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BennyboyNZ
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PostSubject: Is raising the price of cigarettes and tobacco products the answer?   Sat May 01, 2010 7:08 am

So the NZ government decided to raise the price of tobacco products. Cigarettes by 10% (i.e. Pall Mall 20s used to cost $10, now they're $11) and roll-your-own tobacco by 20% (i.e. 30 gram pack (that I usually buy) of roll your-own-tobacco used to be $20, and is now $24). So is raising the price of tobacco products really the answer to try and stop people quitting? Because, more people would go and buy illegal tobacco products for about half the price that they do in the shops, and could be even more harmful than the legal stuff.

Pls post your opinion.
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PostSubject: Re: Is raising the price of cigarettes and tobacco products the answer?   Sat May 01, 2010 7:11 am

haha

its nothing to do with wanting people to quit.
Governments make #$@! loads of cash from smokers, thats why they dont ban it. They just want more money.
Raising prices wont work, but itll make people poorer.
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PostSubject: Re: Is raising the price of cigarettes and tobacco products the answer?   Mon May 03, 2010 5:14 am

It's basically the same with gas. They may say "Oh, we only have limited fossil fuels left" but like every good paranoid schizo like me knows that they keep a large quantity of the oil just to lube up Dick Cheney before he gets a rash. Yeah....just blew yo minds di-int I.
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PostSubject: Re: Is raising the price of cigarettes and tobacco products the answer?   Tue May 11, 2010 6:17 pm

yoshimickster wrote:
It's basically the same with gas. They may say "Oh, we only have limited fossil fuels left" but like every good paranoid schizo like me knows that they keep a large quantity of the oil just to lube up Dick Cheney before he gets a rash. Yeah....just blew yo minds di-int I.

Actually, it is quite a bit different. Oil prices are determined by market forces. We are talking about a government tax on a lifestyle choice, and quite frankly, it pisses me off.
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PostSubject: Re: Is raising the price of cigarettes and tobacco products the answer?   Tue May 11, 2010 6:20 pm

Captain Jack flash its a gas gas gas.
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PostSubject: Re: Is raising the price of cigarettes and tobacco products the answer?   Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:21 pm

Is smoking cigarettes and tobacco products the answer?

Uhh... Mom Get Off!!!!!!!

Sorry....What was the question

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