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On the spot fine of £50 for smoking in a car carrying children

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Or using mobile phones while driving, or being gay when that was against the law...

 

Neither of them are smoking related though are they?

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£1000 or £1500 for letting your dog crap on the pavement. Last enforced when....?

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£1000 or £1500 for letting your dog crap on the pavement. Last enforced when....?

 

I'll hazard that this potential fine has led to less shit on pavements.

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£1000 or £1500 for letting your dog crap on the pavement. Last enforced when....?

 

I'll hazard that this potential fine has led to less shit on pavements.

 

Still MHKs walking the streets though

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It's a tax on assholes. We should find much more ways of taxing people for being assholes. We have so many assholes over here we could raise millions.

We already have an asshole tax - TOILET TAX.

As well as assholes smoking with kids in the car we should extend it to all antisocial activities undertaken by assholes:

 

* Wearing a tracksuit for any non sporting activity

* Ugg Boots

* Too much fake tan

* Wearing a onesie in public

* Men with earrings

* Older men in leather jackets

* Fat assed women wearing jogging pants

* Visible tattoos

* Fat slags showing off their muffin tops

 

All £100 instant fine the minute you set foot out of the door.

 

And listening to the Pet Shop Boys. No, seriously!

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Surely anything and everything that can be done to protect kids from the effects of smoking, and even exposure to people smoking socially as though it were acceptable, is worthwhile?

 

Even if only a single person protects a single child because of them knowing that it is illegal even if no one is ever actually fined it has to be for the good.

 

What's more it reinforces the message that smoking is harmful and here again, even if causes a single person to give up the disgusting and dangerous addiction that adversely affects the victim, and others as a result of 'second hand smoke', it's worthwhile.

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It's a tax on assholes. We should find much more ways of taxing people for being assholes. We have so many assholes over here we could raise millions.

We already have an asshole tax - TOILET TAX.

As well as assholes smoking with kids in the car we should extend it to all antisocial activities undertaken by assholes:

 

* Wearing a tracksuit for any non sporting activity

* Ugg Boots

* Too much fake tan

* Wearing a onesie in public

* Men with earrings

* Older men in leather jackets

* Fat assed women wearing jogging pants

* Visible tattoos

* Fat slags showing off their muffin tops

 

All £100 instant fine the minute you set foot out of the door.

 

And listening to the Pet Shop Boys. No, seriously!

 

Men with pony tails. (Especially when suspended from a predominantly bald head). What DO they think they look like?

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OK, let's ban cigarettes altogether, 12 months lead up to it. Give everyone time to quit. Can you just imagine the publicity we would get, a smoke free island, clean air, safe environment, save the health service a bloody fortune.

Problem is of course, the island will be broke within 6 months and Eddie will cry.

win-win?

Deluded fool, smoking raises 10x the tax revenue for the Government compared to the cost of smoking related illnesses to the NHS. If everyone gave up smoking, the country would go bust overnight.

 

Like it or not, smoking is here to stay.

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...smoking raises 10x the tax revenue for the Government compared to the cost of smoking related illnesses to the NHS.

Source?

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. If everyone gave up smoking, the country would go bust overnight.

 

 

 

No it wouldn't. If the govt needed to replace that income it would increase other taxes.

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OK, let's ban cigarettes altogether, 12 months lead up to it. Give everyone time to quit. Can you just imagine the publicity we would get, a smoke free island, clean air, safe environment, save the health service a bloody fortune.

Problem is of course, the island will be broke within 6 months and Eddie will cry.

win-win?

Deluded fool, smoking raises 10x the tax revenue for the Government compared to the cost of smoking related illnesses to the NHS. If everyone gave up smoking, the country would go bust overnight.

 

Like it or not, smoking is here to stay.

 

 

It would appear it is not even close to your wildly made up figure:

 

https://fullfact.org/factchecks/does_smoking_cost_as_much_as_it_makes_for_the_treasury-29288

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@rmanx Nice find & rebuttal!

 

Only reason I knew where to look, is after watching a program not so long ago on the costs of alcohol, tobacco and obesity to the NHS.

 

Shocking figures on easily preventable illnesses.

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