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Counterfeit cigarettes are on the up!


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Thanks to the increasing, unlawful and outright ridiculous amount of tax on a packet of legit cigarettes in the UK, more and more smokers are turning to cheaper alternatives.

 

"Fake" cigarettes are even more harmful than the real thing. Pricing people out of the market just doesn't work. Smoking is addictive, we all know that, but not everyone wants to stop. Believe it or not, some people enjoy the odd smoke from time to time.

 

If the government want to ease the pressure on the NHS by reducing the amount of smoking related illness, caused by cigarettes, why do they think that increasing the price of fags is going to solve the problem. Yes, some people may have stopped because of the price, but many haven't and many have been drawn to the cheaper, more dangerous "fake" fags which will only increase the number of people admitted to hospital with lung disease.

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I've recently bought some shop baccy (the cheapest one), and it is nearly 100% tax, the quality of the tobacco is quite poor.

 

The DUTY free baccy I've had hold of, has been of superior quality.

 

Not only do you get ripped off, you get poor quality goods too!

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Stop smoking then.

Not only wont you have that dilemma but youll also be healthier.

 

What if he doesn't want to stop smoking??

 

If it was a product that you used and enjoyed, would you just stop??

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Yes, some people may have stopped because of the price, but many haven't and many have been drawn to the cheaper, more dangerous "fake" fags which will only increase the number of people admitted to hospital with lung disease.

 

So who says these counterfeit fags are 'more dangerous'? Ah yes, the politicians who claim cheap 'illegal' vodka will make you blind.

 

Don't think they've got a hidden agenda, then?

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So who says these counterfeit fags are 'more dangerous'? Ah yes, the politicians who claim cheap 'illegal' vodka will make you blind.

 

Don't think they've got a hidden agenda, then?

 

They have far more toxins in them.

 

Same with illegal vodka.

 

Same with legal highs.

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