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    they sell drugs in little clear zip lock bags and people still by it there aint anything fancy about that packaging

    Seriously am i the only one that is concerned that they wil be easier to hide in a school bag

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    Quote Originally Posted by share a book View Post
    I meant laws on where people can smoke. They are not enforced.

    The billions of $$ is just on health costs.
    It would also be too expensive.

    The government just puts that in the too hard basket

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    Quote Originally Posted by share a book View Post
    The millions in tax does not cover the billions it costs the government. This is the right way to go, and enforcing existing laws would help.
    I don't have the exact link being on my phone, but the tobacco in Australia website has some figures of revenue vs costs and iirc the govt comes out in front by several billion. They're not going to give up that kind of money of they don't have to.

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    Who cares I have a pretty little pink bling case for mine.

    Either make it illegal or leave us the hell alone.

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    For those saying the companies have shiny packets etc for a reason - my guess is the reason is to make people switch brands rather than encouraging others to take it up to start with.

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    I cant get the video to work but personally I think removing the information about nicotine strength is the stupidist thing the government could possibly have done. If people want to give up or cut down by going to a lower strength it just makes it harder for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeymourTheBear View Post
    Enforcing current laws for example underage smokers is basically impossible.
    To enforce effectively would cost billions and take a lot more personnel
    In SA not smoking at bus stops has only just come in - there are no signs up and nobody is enforcing it. In the last month my DH has had an asthma attack at a bus stop triggered by smoking, and its also triggered my morning sickness and made me throw up. I dont care if people smoke in their own house or away from everyone, but next person who smokes at a bus stop I will VOMIT ON!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nowhere View Post
    they sell drugs in little clear zip lock bags and people still by it there aint anything fancy about that packaging

    Seriously am i the only one that is concerned that they wil be easier to hide in a school bag
    No I absolutely agree with you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by soccer mum View Post
    In SA not smoking at bus stops has only just come in - there are no signs up and nobody is enforcing it. In the last month my DH has had an asthma attack at a bus stop triggered by smoking, and its also triggered my morning sickness and made me throw up. I dont care if people smoke in their own house or away from everyone, but next person who smokes at a bus stop I will VOMIT ON!
    I understand, I do, but while the government is making money off smoking, they really are not going to work too hard to stop it

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    Quote Originally Posted by pegasus View Post
    Would changing beer or wine labels stop people buying alcohol?
    Possibly, if it had photos of someone vomiting or passed out on a street.
    I don't think it's a fair comparison though, whilst I absolutely acknowledge that there is a strong drink-'til-you-drop culture (and associated social issues) there is also a massive number of people who drink responsibly.

    Quote Originally Posted by soccer mum View Post
    I cant get the video to work but personally I think removing the information about nicotine strength is the stupidist thing the government could possibly have done. If people want to give up or cut down by going to a lower strength it just makes it harder for them.
    Studies have shown that lower strength ciggs are no less harmful than stronger ciggs, in fact in many instances they are even worse as the smoker sucks harder on the cigg.

    I'm all for ANYTHING that makes it more and more socially unacceptable for people to smoke. I realize that banning smoking would be problematic but one day it will hopefully be as rare as people smoking pipes. Sure the government might not get the tax revenue but I would wager the savings for medicare would be worth it.

    (From a hypocrite ex smoker of 13 years, now 11.5 years smober )


 

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