It has been reported that the tobacco control industry, England division, want tobacco taxes increased by at least 5%. That is what the ‘Unofficial Parliamentary Group of Anti-smoker Witch Hunters’ want, and these individuals have collectively screamed.
It is beyond comprehension that these ‘Witch Hunters’ want to punish the bewitched. For, is it not true, that ‘nicotine addiction’ is the equivalent of being bewitched? The last people to be punished are those who have been bewitched. Therefore, increasing taxes is the worst possible thing since it it punishes the wrong people.
We all know that to be true. But I propose a different slant. I propose that non-smokers, non-drinkers, and non-car users should pay ONLY their fair share of taxes. For too long, those who enjoy life have subsidised those who do not. It is time that the ‘miserables’ paid their fair share. For too long, these ‘miserables’ have wasted the time of doctors. “I have had a headache, doctor, for a whole day, therefore I must have brain cancer, doctor. PLEASE assure me that I do not have brain cancer and send me for tests, and give me some pills for the headaches”.
The ‘cognitive dissonance’ is manifest. Tobacco Control has lost the plot. It wishes to punish the poorest people and leave the wealthiest alone. But who are the wealthiest? Cognitive dissonance rears it’s head again. The wealthiest are those who want to punish the poorest.
Those people are a group. They cannot abide the idea that some people might chose to take up ecigs as a way to enjoy inhaling pleasant substances. They are a powerful group, but they have no power. There again rises ‘Cognitive Dissonance’ – they seem to be powerful, but have no power to make laws.
In the UK, there is a simple answer to the unfairness of smokers subsidising non-smokers. What I propose is not a diminution of tobacco taxes, although that would be the most sensible thing. What I propose is a ‘health tax’.
Since tobacco enjoyment has been much reduced, and since hardly anyone goes to pubs any more, then it is obvious that those who do not indulge in such pursuits have to pay more. I REALLY LIKE THAT!!! Non-smokers and non-drinkers pay more
We smokers can giggle. We are immune. We KNOW that that the FCTC only applies to non-smokers.
You need to think about that.