Tumour adverts to encourage smokers to quit

Tumour adverts to encourage smokers to quit

The hard hitting anti-smoking advert showing a tumour in a cigarette

The hard hitting anti-smoking advert showing a tumour in a cigarette

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Crime Reporter

IT IS the shocking image that Hampshire health bosses are hoping will scare a generation into quitting smoking once and for all.

A throbbing, bloody tumour growing on the side of a cigarette represents the mutations that can lead to cancer caused every time someone smokes just 15 fags.

It is hoped the repulsive growth, featured in a multimillion pound hard-hitting campaign launched today, will encourage Hampshire and the Isle of Wight’s 279,000 smokers to kick the habit in the new year.

The new ads are the first to use shock tactics since the “fatty cigarette” ad eight years ago and comes in response to worrying statistics that reveal more than a third of smokers still think the health risks associated with smoking are greatly exaggerated.

Hampshire health bosses have thrown their backing behind the £2.7m Hidden Dangers campaign and are urging those affected by the adverts to seek help from their local Quit4Life service and pick up a free Quit Kit from the pharmacy.

Wendy Bennett, manager for Southern Health’s Quit4Life team in Hampshire, said: “We want to help as many people as possible in Hampshire to become smoke-free.

“We know how difficult trying to stop smoking can be for many people. The Quit Kit is a box of practical tools and advice developed with experts, smokers and ex-smokers, which has helped thousands of smokers quit successfully.

There are an estimated 178,000 smokers in Hampshire and 41,000 in Southampton, with smoking the biggest cause of premature death in England, each year claiming more than 100,000 lives in the UK. The tough message being given over the next nine weeks is particularly aimed at the new generation of young people, who have taken up the habit since the last campaign launched by the Department of Health.

During that eight-year period more than three million people have been admitted to hospital with a smoking related disease, which is more than 1,000 people each day.

Dr Harpal Kumar, chief executive of Cancer Research UK, which has one of its specialist centres based at Southampton General Hospital, said: “Hard hitting campaigns such as this illustrate the damage caused by smoking and this can encourage people to quit or may even stop them from starting in the first place.

“We have got to reduce the impact that tobacco has on the lives of far too many people – it’s not a ‘lifestyle choice’, it’s an addiction that creeps into people’s lives and results in death and disease.

“Giving up smoking can be extremely difficult, so providing extra motivation and reminding people of just how harmful the habit is can help smokers to take the first step in quitting for good.”

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7:26pm Fri 28 Dec 12

bazzeroz says...

Ban them altogether. I'm sure we can stump up more cash for taxes )o
Ban them altogether. I'm sure we can stump up more cash for taxes )o bazzeroz
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7:26pm Fri 28 Dec 12

Norwegian Saint says...

I am on my 12th day of giving up... Soo blooming hard but worth it, every time I go past a person smoking it stinks.

How much is a packet back there? £8?
20 per day...
£56 per week...
£240 per month...

I'm not a preacher... But try to stop... it is worth it (not just financial)
Good luck to all who try!
I am on my 12th day of giving up... Soo blooming hard but worth it, every time I go past a person smoking it stinks. How much is a packet back there? £8? 20 per day... £56 per week... £240 per month... I'm not a preacher... But try to stop... it is worth it (not just financial) Good luck to all who try! Norwegian Saint
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7:30pm Fri 28 Dec 12

IronLady2010 says...

Norwegian Saint wrote:
I am on my 12th day of giving up... Soo blooming hard but worth it, every time I go past a person smoking it stinks.

How much is a packet back there? £8?
20 per day...
£56 per week...
£240 per month...

I'm not a preacher... But try to stop... it is worth it (not just financial)
Good luck to all who try!
You raise one of the most logical suggestions.

People have been told for years that smoking kills, but they're also told so many other things can cause illness.

Now, as you point out, advise people how much cash they could save!
[quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: I am on my 12th day of giving up... Soo blooming hard but worth it, every time I go past a person smoking it stinks. How much is a packet back there? £8? 20 per day... £56 per week... £240 per month... I'm not a preacher... But try to stop... it is worth it (not just financial) Good luck to all who try![/p][/quote]You raise one of the most logical suggestions. People have been told for years that smoking kills, but they're also told so many other things can cause illness. Now, as you point out, advise people how much cash they could save! IronLady2010
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7:38pm Fri 28 Dec 12

Of the Ilk says...

It was a budget increase of of about 14% in March 1981 that gave me the incentive to give up. Glad I did, and I am glad I have not spent £1000s over the years!
It was a budget increase of of about 14% in March 1981 that gave me the incentive to give up. Glad I did, and I am glad I have not spent £1000s over the years! Of the Ilk
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9:17pm Fri 28 Dec 12

J.P.M says...

Of the Ilk wrote:
It was a budget increase of of about 14% in March 1981 that gave me the incentive to give up. Glad I did, and I am glad I have not spent £1000s over the years!
Do you still eat white sugar?
[quote][p][bold]Of the Ilk[/bold] wrote: It was a budget increase of of about 14% in March 1981 that gave me the incentive to give up. Glad I did, and I am glad I have not spent £1000s over the years![/p][/quote]Do you still eat white sugar? J.P.M
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10:48pm Fri 28 Dec 12

David Icke says...

Norwegian Saint wrote:
I am on my 12th day of giving up... Soo blooming hard but worth it, every time I go past a person smoking it stinks. How much is a packet back there? £8? 20 per day... £56 per week... £240 per month... I'm not a preacher... But try to stop... it is worth it (not just financial) Good luck to all who try!
I gave up a few years ago and is one of the best things i have ever done. My grandad and uncle both died from smoking and it's just not worth it!!!

I found joining a gym or just taking up a sport you never knew you enjoyed helps, as the more you do it the more you feel guilty about lighting up in future due to the work you put in.

Different things work for different people and all i can promise you is that it WILL get easier, and it WILL be worth it.
Good luck.
[quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: I am on my 12th day of giving up... Soo blooming hard but worth it, every time I go past a person smoking it stinks. How much is a packet back there? £8? 20 per day... £56 per week... £240 per month... I'm not a preacher... But try to stop... it is worth it (not just financial) Good luck to all who try![/p][/quote]I gave up a few years ago and is one of the best things i have ever done. My grandad and uncle both died from smoking and it's just not worth it!!! I found joining a gym or just taking up a sport you never knew you enjoyed helps, as the more you do it the more you feel guilty about lighting up in future due to the work you put in. Different things work for different people and all i can promise you is that it WILL get easier, and it WILL be worth it. Good luck. David Icke
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11:24pm Fri 28 Dec 12

IronLady2010 says...

David Icke wrote:
Norwegian Saint wrote:
I am on my 12th day of giving up... Soo blooming hard but worth it, every time I go past a person smoking it stinks. How much is a packet back there? £8? 20 per day... £56 per week... £240 per month... I'm not a preacher... But try to stop... it is worth it (not just financial) Good luck to all who try!
I gave up a few years ago and is one of the best things i have ever done. My grandad and uncle both died from smoking and it's just not worth it!!!

I found joining a gym or just taking up a sport you never knew you enjoyed helps, as the more you do it the more you feel guilty about lighting up in future due to the work you put in.

Different things work for different people and all i can promise you is that it WILL get easier, and it WILL be worth it.
Good luck.
I can't go with your logic, sorry. My Grandmother had breast Cancer, nothing to do with smoking. My Aunt died at 26, nothing to do with smoking etc etc

They blame many deaths on smoking, but many of those are purely natural causes.

What we should be sharing is not the health risks as most ignore them due to bad press on a daily basis.

Let's try sharing how much savings you can make and what you could afford instead? That holiday you always dreamed of is being smoked away, things like that. Most people know they are going to die, but EVERYONE looks forward to something.
[quote][p][bold]David Icke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: I am on my 12th day of giving up... Soo blooming hard but worth it, every time I go past a person smoking it stinks. How much is a packet back there? £8? 20 per day... £56 per week... £240 per month... I'm not a preacher... But try to stop... it is worth it (not just financial) Good luck to all who try![/p][/quote]I gave up a few years ago and is one of the best things i have ever done. My grandad and uncle both died from smoking and it's just not worth it!!! I found joining a gym or just taking up a sport you never knew you enjoyed helps, as the more you do it the more you feel guilty about lighting up in future due to the work you put in. Different things work for different people and all i can promise you is that it WILL get easier, and it WILL be worth it. Good luck.[/p][/quote]I can't go with your logic, sorry. My Grandmother had breast Cancer, nothing to do with smoking. My Aunt died at 26, nothing to do with smoking etc etc They blame many deaths on smoking, but many of those are purely natural causes. What we should be sharing is not the health risks as most ignore them due to bad press on a daily basis. Let's try sharing how much savings you can make and what you could afford instead? That holiday you always dreamed of is being smoked away, things like that. Most people know they are going to die, but EVERYONE looks forward to something. IronLady2010
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12:13am Sat 29 Dec 12

southy says...

IronLady2010 wrote:
Norwegian Saint wrote:
I am on my 12th day of giving up... Soo blooming hard but worth it, every time I go past a person smoking it stinks.

How much is a packet back there? £8?
20 per day...
£56 per week...
£240 per month...

I'm not a preacher... But try to stop... it is worth it (not just financial)
Good luck to all who try!
You raise one of the most logical suggestions.

People have been told for years that smoking kills, but they're also told so many other things can cause illness.

Now, as you point out, advise people how much cash they could save!
For me 1/2 oz (12.5 grams) every 2 days there abouts at £4.70 for every 1/2 oz.
so thats about £96 per year.
I will only smoke pure tobbacco, will not touch factory made ciggerettes because of the chemicals that they add to the tobbacco, chemicals that make the tobbacco drier and to burn evenly and not to go out, and one of those chemicals that they add is the biggest cancer causes there is and that is Sulphur, some rolling tobbaccos live Golden Virgiana is treated the same way, and is why this tobbacco drys out very quickly and gives it that golden yellowish look to the tobbacco.
[quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: I am on my 12th day of giving up... Soo blooming hard but worth it, every time I go past a person smoking it stinks. How much is a packet back there? £8? 20 per day... £56 per week... £240 per month... I'm not a preacher... But try to stop... it is worth it (not just financial) Good luck to all who try![/p][/quote]You raise one of the most logical suggestions. People have been told for years that smoking kills, but they're also told so many other things can cause illness. Now, as you point out, advise people how much cash they could save![/p][/quote]For me 1/2 oz (12.5 grams) every 2 days there abouts at £4.70 for every 1/2 oz. so thats about £96 per year. I will only smoke pure tobbacco, will not touch factory made ciggerettes because of the chemicals that they add to the tobbacco, chemicals that make the tobbacco drier and to burn evenly and not to go out, and one of those chemicals that they add is the biggest cancer causes there is and that is Sulphur, some rolling tobbaccos live Golden Virgiana is treated the same way, and is why this tobbacco drys out very quickly and gives it that golden yellowish look to the tobbacco. southy
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12:40am Sat 29 Dec 12

IronLady2010 says...

southy wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
Norwegian Saint wrote:
I am on my 12th day of giving up... Soo blooming hard but worth it, every time I go past a person smoking it stinks.

How much is a packet back there? £8?
20 per day...
£56 per week...
£240 per month...

I'm not a preacher... But try to stop... it is worth it (not just financial)
Good luck to all who try!
You raise one of the most logical suggestions.

People have been told for years that smoking kills, but they're also told so many other things can cause illness.

Now, as you point out, advise people how much cash they could save!
For me 1/2 oz (12.5 grams) every 2 days there abouts at £4.70 for every 1/2 oz.
so thats about £96 per year.
I will only smoke pure tobbacco, will not touch factory made ciggerettes because of the chemicals that they add to the tobbacco, chemicals that make the tobbacco drier and to burn evenly and not to go out, and one of those chemicals that they add is the biggest cancer causes there is and that is Sulphur, some rolling tobbaccos live Golden Virgiana is treated the same way, and is why this tobbacco drys out very quickly and gives it that golden yellowish look to the tobbacco.
You must be getting stuff on the shy ;-) Unless my maths are very poor.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: I am on my 12th day of giving up... Soo blooming hard but worth it, every time I go past a person smoking it stinks. How much is a packet back there? £8? 20 per day... £56 per week... £240 per month... I'm not a preacher... But try to stop... it is worth it (not just financial) Good luck to all who try![/p][/quote]You raise one of the most logical suggestions. People have been told for years that smoking kills, but they're also told so many other things can cause illness. Now, as you point out, advise people how much cash they could save![/p][/quote]For me 1/2 oz (12.5 grams) every 2 days there abouts at £4.70 for every 1/2 oz. so thats about £96 per year. I will only smoke pure tobbacco, will not touch factory made ciggerettes because of the chemicals that they add to the tobbacco, chemicals that make the tobbacco drier and to burn evenly and not to go out, and one of those chemicals that they add is the biggest cancer causes there is and that is Sulphur, some rolling tobbaccos live Golden Virgiana is treated the same way, and is why this tobbacco drys out very quickly and gives it that golden yellowish look to the tobbacco.[/p][/quote]You must be getting stuff on the shy ;-) Unless my maths are very poor. IronLady2010
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1:20am Sat 29 Dec 12

David Icke says...

IronLady2010 wrote:
David Icke wrote:
Norwegian Saint wrote: I am on my 12th day of giving up... Soo blooming hard but worth it, every time I go past a person smoking it stinks. How much is a packet back there? £8? 20 per day... £56 per week... £240 per month... I'm not a preacher... But try to stop... it is worth it (not just financial) Good luck to all who try!
I gave up a few years ago and is one of the best things i have ever done. My grandad and uncle both died from smoking and it's just not worth it!!! I found joining a gym or just taking up a sport you never knew you enjoyed helps, as the more you do it the more you feel guilty about lighting up in future due to the work you put in. Different things work for different people and all i can promise you is that it WILL get easier, and it WILL be worth it. Good luck.
I can't go with your logic, sorry. My Grandmother had breast Cancer, nothing to do with smoking. My Aunt died at 26, nothing to do with smoking etc etc They blame many deaths on smoking, but many of those are purely natural causes. What we should be sharing is not the health risks as most ignore them due to bad press on a daily basis. Let's try sharing how much savings you can make and what you could afford instead? That holiday you always dreamed of is being smoked away, things like that. Most people know they are going to die, but EVERYONE looks forward to something.
Well there's nothing wrong in trying different methods to try and reduce the risks which is why branding is being hidden in certain shops, but as i said what works for some doesn't work for others.

I think we're all aware cancer isn't necessarily caused by smoking, but with amazing advances in technology we can now see not just how lethal smoking is, but also the other factors that add to the awful ways people die due to years of nicotine build up and affecting different parts of the body. (The state of my poor old uncle's heart after fifty odd years of smoking certainly was nothing to do with a natural cause).

I would also say the graphic pictures of infected lungs and cancerous organs on packets we see nowadays are more of a warning than just mentioning the basic cost of the habit. If money is no object for example it's not going to have much effect.

Smokers, as i was, balance their money on what to save and what spend and if you need the weed, as long as you're still affording clothes, food and bills you're happy.

It's all to do with breaking the habit mentally and physically, doing new and different things and slowly flushing out the old ways and seeing the benefits. Even though it may take some longer than others, i seriousy believe anyone can do it.
[quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]David Icke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: I am on my 12th day of giving up... Soo blooming hard but worth it, every time I go past a person smoking it stinks. How much is a packet back there? £8? 20 per day... £56 per week... £240 per month... I'm not a preacher... But try to stop... it is worth it (not just financial) Good luck to all who try![/p][/quote]I gave up a few years ago and is one of the best things i have ever done. My grandad and uncle both died from smoking and it's just not worth it!!! I found joining a gym or just taking up a sport you never knew you enjoyed helps, as the more you do it the more you feel guilty about lighting up in future due to the work you put in. Different things work for different people and all i can promise you is that it WILL get easier, and it WILL be worth it. Good luck.[/p][/quote]I can't go with your logic, sorry. My Grandmother had breast Cancer, nothing to do with smoking. My Aunt died at 26, nothing to do with smoking etc etc They blame many deaths on smoking, but many of those are purely natural causes. What we should be sharing is not the health risks as most ignore them due to bad press on a daily basis. Let's try sharing how much savings you can make and what you could afford instead? That holiday you always dreamed of is being smoked away, things like that. Most people know they are going to die, but EVERYONE looks forward to something.[/p][/quote]Well there's nothing wrong in trying different methods to try and reduce the risks which is why branding is being hidden in certain shops, but as i said what works for some doesn't work for others. I think we're all aware cancer isn't necessarily caused by smoking, but with amazing advances in technology we can now see not just how lethal smoking is, but also the other factors that add to the awful ways people die due to years of nicotine build up and affecting different parts of the body. (The state of my poor old uncle's heart after fifty odd years of smoking certainly was nothing to do with a natural cause). I would also say the graphic pictures of infected lungs and cancerous organs on packets we see nowadays are more of a warning than just mentioning the basic cost of the habit. If money is no object for example it's not going to have much effect. Smokers, as i was, balance their money on what to save and what spend and if you need the weed, as long as you're still affording clothes, food and bills you're happy. It's all to do with breaking the habit mentally and physically, doing new and different things and slowly flushing out the old ways and seeing the benefits. Even though it may take some longer than others, i seriousy believe anyone can do it. David Icke
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1:45am Sat 29 Dec 12

southy says...

IronLady2010 wrote:
southy wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
Norwegian Saint wrote:
I am on my 12th day of giving up... Soo blooming hard but worth it, every time I go past a person smoking it stinks.

How much is a packet back there? £8?
20 per day...
£56 per week...
£240 per month...

I'm not a preacher... But try to stop... it is worth it (not just financial)
Good luck to all who try!
You raise one of the most logical suggestions.

People have been told for years that smoking kills, but they're also told so many other things can cause illness.

Now, as you point out, advise people how much cash they could save!
For me 1/2 oz (12.5 grams) every 2 days there abouts at £4.70 for every 1/2 oz.
so thats about £96 per year.
I will only smoke pure tobbacco, will not touch factory made ciggerettes because of the chemicals that they add to the tobbacco, chemicals that make the tobbacco drier and to burn evenly and not to go out, and one of those chemicals that they add is the biggest cancer causes there is and that is Sulphur, some rolling tobbaccos live Golden Virgiana is treated the same way, and is why this tobbacco drys out very quickly and gives it that golden yellowish look to the tobbacco.
You must be getting stuff on the shy ;-) Unless my maths are very poor.
a 0 drop out of the figure.
it should of read £960 give or take a £ or 2, thats for the year and about £80 per mth.
do that sound about right to you
[quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: I am on my 12th day of giving up... Soo blooming hard but worth it, every time I go past a person smoking it stinks. How much is a packet back there? £8? 20 per day... £56 per week... £240 per month... I'm not a preacher... But try to stop... it is worth it (not just financial) Good luck to all who try![/p][/quote]You raise one of the most logical suggestions. People have been told for years that smoking kills, but they're also told so many other things can cause illness. Now, as you point out, advise people how much cash they could save![/p][/quote]For me 1/2 oz (12.5 grams) every 2 days there abouts at £4.70 for every 1/2 oz. so thats about £96 per year. I will only smoke pure tobbacco, will not touch factory made ciggerettes because of the chemicals that they add to the tobbacco, chemicals that make the tobbacco drier and to burn evenly and not to go out, and one of those chemicals that they add is the biggest cancer causes there is and that is Sulphur, some rolling tobbaccos live Golden Virgiana is treated the same way, and is why this tobbacco drys out very quickly and gives it that golden yellowish look to the tobbacco.[/p][/quote]You must be getting stuff on the shy ;-) Unless my maths are very poor.[/p][/quote]a 0 drop out of the figure. it should of read £960 give or take a £ or 2, thats for the year and about £80 per mth. do that sound about right to you southy
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9:38am Sat 29 Dec 12

freemantlegirl2 says...

my father keeled over at 48 from chronic heart failure (and before that years of ill health) from smoking! there are far more deaths from heart smoking related stuff than lung cancer not to mention nasty conditions like emphysema etc. It's a combination of things and different issues for the individual that make people give up. Smoking KILLS may not spur someone one but a picture of someone smoking a tumor may well, added to other factors but I think this is primarily aimed at young people not decades worth smokers.

I found a lot of my friends gave up when the smoking ban came in and since....

it's a horrible addiction, and addiction it is.....
my father keeled over at 48 from chronic heart failure (and before that years of ill health) from smoking! there are far more deaths from heart smoking related stuff than lung cancer not to mention nasty conditions like emphysema etc. It's a combination of things and different issues for the individual that make people give up. Smoking KILLS may not spur someone one but a picture of someone smoking a tumor may well, added to other factors but I think this is primarily aimed at young people not decades worth smokers. I found a lot of my friends gave up when the smoking ban came in and since.... it's a horrible addiction, and addiction it is..... freemantlegirl2
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12:19pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Shoong says...

southy wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
southy wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
Norwegian Saint wrote:
I am on my 12th day of giving up... Soo blooming hard but worth it, every time I go past a person smoking it stinks.

How much is a packet back there? £8?
20 per day...
£56 per week...
£240 per month...

I'm not a preacher... But try to stop... it is worth it (not just financial)
Good luck to all who try!
You raise one of the most logical suggestions.

People have been told for years that smoking kills, but they're also told so many other things can cause illness.

Now, as you point out, advise people how much cash they could save!
For me 1/2 oz (12.5 grams) every 2 days there abouts at £4.70 for every 1/2 oz.
so thats about £96 per year.
I will only smoke pure tobbacco, will not touch factory made ciggerettes because of the chemicals that they add to the tobbacco, chemicals that make the tobbacco drier and to burn evenly and not to go out, and one of those chemicals that they add is the biggest cancer causes there is and that is Sulphur, some rolling tobbaccos live Golden Virgiana is treated the same way, and is why this tobbacco drys out very quickly and gives it that golden yellowish look to the tobbacco.
You must be getting stuff on the shy ;-) Unless my maths are very poor.
a 0 drop out of the figure.
it should of read £960 give or take a £ or 2, thats for the year and about £80 per mth.
do that sound about right to you
It's the people that get them on the duty free and avoid paying the fair share that annoy me, do you know anyone like that?
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: I am on my 12th day of giving up... Soo blooming hard but worth it, every time I go past a person smoking it stinks. How much is a packet back there? £8? 20 per day... £56 per week... £240 per month... I'm not a preacher... But try to stop... it is worth it (not just financial) Good luck to all who try![/p][/quote]You raise one of the most logical suggestions. People have been told for years that smoking kills, but they're also told so many other things can cause illness. Now, as you point out, advise people how much cash they could save![/p][/quote]For me 1/2 oz (12.5 grams) every 2 days there abouts at £4.70 for every 1/2 oz. so thats about £96 per year. I will only smoke pure tobbacco, will not touch factory made ciggerettes because of the chemicals that they add to the tobbacco, chemicals that make the tobbacco drier and to burn evenly and not to go out, and one of those chemicals that they add is the biggest cancer causes there is and that is Sulphur, some rolling tobbaccos live Golden Virgiana is treated the same way, and is why this tobbacco drys out very quickly and gives it that golden yellowish look to the tobbacco.[/p][/quote]You must be getting stuff on the shy ;-) Unless my maths are very poor.[/p][/quote]a 0 drop out of the figure. it should of read £960 give or take a £ or 2, thats for the year and about £80 per mth. do that sound about right to you[/p][/quote]It's the people that get them on the duty free and avoid paying the fair share that annoy me, do you know anyone like that? Shoong
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2:38pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Subject48 says...

It does not matter how you look at it. Smoking is, black on white, volountarily inhaling posion into your body. End of.

Which begs a question; why is it legal where so many drugs aren't.

Smoking doesent even get you high. So what is the point?

Other than to accelarate your own demise and greatly increase the risk of a lenghty treatment preventing the inevetible at the cost to society....

Its about time Smokers, drinkers and people who lead unhealthy lifestyles should pay for their own healthcare.
It does not matter how you look at it. Smoking is, black on white, volountarily inhaling posion into your body. End of. Which begs a question; why is it legal where so many drugs aren't. Smoking doesent even get you high. So what is the point? Other than to accelarate your own demise and greatly increase the risk of a lenghty treatment preventing the inevetible at the cost to society.... Its about time Smokers, drinkers and people who lead unhealthy lifestyles should pay for their own healthcare. Subject48
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