sogood wrote:Don't get up in arms over smokers. Smokers are good for the society and country as smoking induces incurable early deaths (of many forms). The end results are,
1) Less long term drain on health resources and costs.
2) Less time hanging around in retirement and drain on the pension.
3) Early transfer of wealth to beneficiaries.
4) Each packet of cig includes a nice tax overhead which is of benefit to us all.
So give smokers room when they want to express their democratic right to do all of above and more.
C'mon, the medical and premature mortality and morbidity costs of smoking are about 3x the tax revenue of it.