Author: UYA

"Smoking Tax"....Bad idea   [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2012-7-20 18:49:25 |Display all floors
I thought our government has already collected taxes on tabacco, hasn't we? I was taught that the taxes are the main revenue for a country.

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Post time 2012-7-20 18:50:47 |Display all floors
UYA Post time: 2012-7-20 20:43
So is a "bad marriage"

Tobacco is NOT
So is a "bad marriage"

Tobacco is NOT
heroin
cocaine
or sex
What is alcohol??????
Give me a break

You are more likely to die....
in a car
struck by lightning
eaten by a shark
Then from smoking


tobacco is not heroin or cocaine

but nicotine is, clearly, in the same group

it is extremely addictive

the evidence is incontrovertible

you must understand, UYA, the distinction between addiction (the reward circuitry in the brain) and the nature of the drug as a poison

nicotine is as addictive as heroin, cocaine, sex and food

there are also psychologically healthy ambitions which are just as addictive

maybe even human communication is in the same category

all of these variables utilise the human reward circuitry in the brain

heroin and cocaine kill people quickly

nicotine kills slowly, but surely

the long term effects are horrible, through smoking tobacco
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Post time 2012-7-20 18:57:13 |Display all floors
Chinese males smoke a lot of tobacco

UYA, I urge you to consider some important facts

China needs a strong public health initiative to prevent mass tragedy through tobacco smoking

The reasons are obvious

China is too populous, due to communist insanity

Now, China needs to contain population growth

But how can the young Chinese pay for the health care of old Chinese, if there is so much smoking?

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Post time 2012-7-20 18:57:43 |Display all floors
i support the tax, as long as the money doesnt go to foreign corporations

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Post time 2012-7-20 19:01:25 |Display all floors
opium tore China apart

but now, nobody is forcing China to smoke opium

and now, nobody is forcing Chinese to smoke tobacco

is it possible that this drug can tear China apart?
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Post time 2012-7-20 19:16:25 |Display all floors
lebeast Post time: 2012-7-20 18:57
Chinese males smoke a lot of tobacco

UYA, I urge you to consider some important facts

Look here Mr. Roo

I'm sure you don't like when people tell you what to do.
"Do this"
"Don't do that"
You are overstating the harm and addictions here.
For strangers to tell you "your going to die from this" is none of their business.
You are acting like a "bible thumper", telling others to do, what you think is right.

Leave it alone.....
Nothing to get worked up over

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Post time 2012-7-20 19:16:41 |Display all floors
This post was edited by lebeast at 2012-7-20 21:17

in my country, smoking has decreased over time

now, I think it is just 15% of males

tax does not prevent smoking

prevention initiatives through the media is the best solution
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