Cigarettes and tobacco are very over priced compared to other countries. It’s nearly £10 for a packet of ciggies and for some daft reason you can’t get packs of 10 anymore.
Yes I know there is the health issue but I’ve know many heavy smokers live to a very old age. Also a lot of the interesting people at college smoke.
With very high prices, how are poor people and those on low incomes expected to afford it?
Are cigarettes and tobacco over priced?
are you interested in smoking?
just dont ... your killing yourself
Sure I guess...
I think you're missing the point though, tobacco is linked to various health problems including several types of cancer. The idea is to continually raise the price to make people quit or seek alternative, healthier forms of nicotine consumption. I largely suspect we'll see tobacco banned within the next few decades because this is exactly how you work your way to banning something that'd be very hard to ban overnight.
It's not exactly a means of shafting the poor, it's slow movements that are very likely leading up to ban.
Last edited by TheMcSame; 4 weeks ago
Also subject to very high taxation, along with heavy advertising restrictions and a complete ban on company designed branding on packaging.
The government's way of trying to discourage smoking and strongly encouraging smokers to give up/switch to e-cigarettes.
The percentage of adults that smoke is 1/3 what it use to be and lung cancer mortality has halved.
The cost combined with the increasing stigma attached to smoking seems to be working.
Last edited by Violet Femme; 4 weeks ago
Cigarettes shouldn't be available over the counter. Some people are already afflicted by nicotine addiction and physically can't stop; fine. Those people can have prescriptions for cigarettes or nicotine replacements from the NHS. Retailers shouldn't be able to sell cigarettes to people who aren't already addicted and get them started.