The economic arguments about smoking are not as clear cut as the health Nazis would have us believe. Yes, the NHS spends a lot treating those with smoking related illnesses. But we smokers save the NHS and the State a huge sum by dying earlier than we should. It is the health fascists who linger on into their nineties, requiring ever greater care as Alzheimer’s sets in, who cost the State a packet. Meanwhile, every time I buy another 20 death weeds I am making a large contribution to the State via excise duty. On balance, having a large numbers of smokers is probably good for the State’s finances.
Thursday, July 05, 2012
Publicada por Miguel Madeira em 23:56