Re: Looking for an excuse to regulate (tax) them
Add to the above that the medical profession is full of very lazy doctors and the smokers die even younger. For example in my own family someone who gave up smoking several years back received lectures on the cancer and other health affecting problems of smoking and a cheap inhaler, rather than the doctor actually checking the real reason for the shortness of breath which was.... cancer, yup, he lectured about it and never checked it. Despite the fact that the person concerned had already had a previous cancer issue (so there was a very high risk of a repeat). Following this the person concerned is unlikely to be a burden on the tax payer for more than 6 months, they are receiving no treatment as the situation is too far gone, so having paid in for pensions and treatment will get none, and none of the money taken from the ciggy tax will be used either.