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  Reply # 1556643 21-May-2016 04:49
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What I see happening is a juicy new market for the gangs. Cigarette smuggling is already occurring and the more expensive they become, the more illegal profits there will be. Talk about creating a market!

 

 

 

 

This is already a massive problem in Australia... Not smuggled ciggies, but tobacco...  "Chop-chop". 

 

 

Duty free cigarette and tobacco smuggling into the UK from continental Europe has been going on since I can recall. The UK had very punitive taxes on tobacco products at a time when places like Greece, Spain etc did not. The dodgier types used to hire vans and drive down from the Grim North to load up and hope not to get caught coming back so they could hawk them round the less salubrious pubs and clubs in holdalls and flog them at half the cost of legit ones.

 

 

 

 

I'm pretty sure I've even seen old episodes of The Bill cover it :D

 

 

 

The "chop-chop" has been an issue here since the early 90's.

 

Ciggies here are about $25 for 20 (I saw a guy paying for some in a servo 3 weeks ago and nearly keeled over!) 

 

 

 

Vaping can help stop this. It gives people an option.

 

 

 

 

Yeah they've gone up alot alright when I was in High School in 81 a pack of 20 Benson and Hedges cost $0.98 now they're $25.60 for the same thing 


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  Reply # 1557790 23-May-2016 10:42
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Vaping seems to me to be a reasonable compromise.  Delivers nicotine without tar and associated toxins/carcinogens.  I find vaping is not obnoxious to be around like cigarette smoking is.





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  Reply # 1557891 23-May-2016 12:11
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It is not as bad by a long shot. In an enclosed space it is still icky.

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  Reply # 1557893 23-May-2016 12:17
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People breathing all over you is icky. The only difference is vaping makes it visible. 





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  Reply # 1557899 23-May-2016 12:33
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If you have ever seen someone vaping it is a bit more than breathing.

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  Reply # 1558284 23-May-2016 22:06
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BBC Horizons - E-Cigarettes: Miracle or Menace?

 

It screened last night in the UK. 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1559374 25-May-2016 13:49
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I meant outside but yes I agree.

 

gzt: It is not as bad by a long shot. In an enclosed space it is still icky.





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