Social aspects forum: I think we should have a National Smokers Holiday!
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|Tobacco taxes add BILLIONS to the governments general funds every year. As people quit smoking the amount of taxes collected from us increased. That means that fewer people are paying those Billions and not only do we reap no additional services for the money, they have actually drastically reduced funds to programs to help us quit AND they treat us badly!
Drug addicts using illegal drugs pay no taxes and if they want help there are programs available to help them get clean and kick their habits. Those programs are paid for by tax payers.
Tobacco users, on the other hand pay billions in taxes and there are no programs to assist them to stop, funded by taxes. There are no free handouts of nicotine gums or electronic cigarettes which would be somewhat similar to the free methadone clinics for drug addicts.
I think that the least they could do is give us a holiday to thank us for our support of all the non smoking related things they are spending our money on!
|BRAVA! Wonderous idea|
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