Skip to comments.Set a date to ban cigarette sales in Australia, urge public health researchers
Posted on 11/15/2021 3:14:26 PM PST by simpson96
The battle for putting an end to the sale of cigarettes in Australia has been ensuing for a long time.
In the latest development, leading public health researchers have said that the governments must set a date for banning the sale of cigarettes through retailers, including supermarkets.
They also said that it is time to find new ways of boosting revenue without relying on tobacco excise taxes.
The piece said that there is an urgent need for “ending the regulatory exceptionalism that has maintained the legal status of tobacco products as a consumer good.”
“Cigarettes do not meet modern consumer product safety standards,” Gartner and her colleagues said.
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LMAO! Even Hitler didn’t go that far!
In the end it did more harm than good.
But the Covid clot shots do. Yup.
Once a penal colony....
“ Once a penal colony....”
Always a penal colony
Go for their beer....I dare ya.
‘The Shade’ was right; the only thing worse than people who are trying to conquer the world is people who are trying to save it.
They forget something that operated very well in the USSR called The Black Market.
I don’t smoke. I think it’s disgusting. However, this is a terrible idea. As another poster pointed out, it will create the same circumstances as Prohibition in the US. The way to stop people smoking is generational. Go for the kids and write off the adults. My friends who smoke get poked at by their children all the time and their kids do not smoke.
On the other hand, this and the Covid craziness are a great opportunity for a conservative government to take control and stop the madness. From what I’ve read, though, I’m not sure there are any of what we’d call conservatives in either Australia or New Zealand. Just hearing them talk about the nuclear sub deal is nauseating. “We’ll have nuclear submarines, but don’t worry, we’ll NEVER have nuclear weapons.” If I was in any other country I’d be clamoring for nukes because every four or eight years America goes crazy with a Carter, a Clinton, an Obama or, Godhelpusall, A Biden.
but pot’s OK...
One brand new Unenforceable Law coming up!
Will that include Vapes?
It will give their muslims another form of contraband to traffic.
(I believe they already have a precedent.)
I’ll take “Stuff even the Nazis didn’t do” for $300 Alex.
The key is determining how much revenue the gov can lose vs. finding another source to tax.
So, what hasn’t been taxed that could be? Kangaroo hops? Koala smiles? Poisonous Kambo frog mucus? Where can taxes be increased?
It is rather surprising for a gov to try to wipe out a significant source of revenue. But, hey, it is a progressive plan — that looks great on paper.
So they are making tobacco illegal just as they are expanding legal cannabis use?
What is it about the English Speaking world?
A coworker used to be a prison guard and he said the last thing they would do was take away smoking because prisoners would go nuts. That was a long time ago.
Dictators Gotta Dictate
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