posted on Apr, 20 2010 @ 03:25 PM
Originally posted by rusethorcain
reply to post by Plan2exist18
If I were his daughter I would be thrilled his cigarette tax went up. If it inspired him to quit smoking he might live a lot longer as a contributing
member of society and as a dad. As a society we all pay the high price of smoking related illness. Isn't it time to accept responsibility and cover
the costs of our actions?
[edit on 19-4-2010 by rusethorcain]
I'm the wife of a smoker, and my dad is a smoker. High prices does not inspire one to quit even when you are dirt poor. Smokers will buy cigarettes,
and cut back on other areas such as bills, food, health insurance, TV, cell phones, etc before they will ever give up the habit.
All the damn tax does is make one poorer and more hungry, so be glad you are not a daughter of a smoker. Your clothing allowance would be cut back.
The problem is that the government increased taxes, but they never made it affordable alternatives, and affordable counseling to help a person to quit
smoking. You do not want to be around a smoker who is trying to quit. They get mean, and are no where pleasant to be around. That is why I gave up
trying to get my husband to quit. I saw how he reacted just trying to reduce the number of ciggs he smoked a day. It is still not pleasant.
These dumb taxes should be done away with never to return. They never help anyone.