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Topic # 57649 20-Feb-2010 17:18
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Iv just been to a dairy in Auckland im 18 years old since the beginning of Jan!!!

Had drivers licence and asked for a packet of rollies!!

She checked my licence and said she can not sell smokes because I have to be born in 1991.

I told her im 18 an the date on drivers licence proves that.

She said you have to be 18 ending..

She said she cant sell to me unless i was born in 1991 or under...(her boss said) this was a Bunjarby person..


CAn they do this... By the way i wasnt smoking drugs or drunk lol

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  Reply # 300543 20-Feb-2010 17:22
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Yes they can do that, they are wrong, but they can refuse to sell to anyone they want.

What is a Bunjarby? I assume you mean a Punjabi? And what does that matter?



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  Reply # 300544 20-Feb-2010 17:28
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Ohh yes Punjabi, umm that didn't really matter, just the way she was speaking, she didn't even know what she said when I asked her what does that mean.

She couldnt explain her self, Or didnt want to!!

Thanks for the responce

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  Reply # 300546 20-Feb-2010 17:33
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Feb 20 1992 and below that year are all 18+.

She was poor at maths I guess.




Do whatever you want to do man.

  

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  Reply # 300558 20-Feb-2010 18:11
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Can't wait till smokes are banned completely.



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  Reply # 300559 20-Feb-2010 18:13
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gehenna- that would be dam awesome!!!

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  Reply # 300561 20-Feb-2010 18:21
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gehenna: Can't wait till smokes are banned completely.


it will never happen. one of the highest sources of income for govt and few other reasons like 'how do you help chain smokers give up without nictoine'




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  Reply # 300563 20-Feb-2010 18:24
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gehenna: Can't wait till smokes are banned completely.


geez, wheres a persons freedom of choice gone. banning smoking is a bad idea!




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  Reply # 300564 20-Feb-2010 18:24
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gehenna: Can't wait till smokes are banned completely.


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  Reply # 300568 20-Feb-2010 18:46
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used to smoke a pack a day, banning would be a good idea!

Sure they bring in money with the tax, but what is the cost in the public health system . . . *stop ranting now*

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  Reply # 300571 20-Feb-2010 18:59
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Johnk: used to smoke a pack a day, banning would be a good idea!

Sure they bring in money with the tax, but what is the cost in the public health system . . . *stop ranting now*


more than the tax on smoking brings in, another reason to ban smoking , free up the health system .




Common sense is not as common as you think.


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  Reply # 300575 20-Feb-2010 19:24
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vexxxboy:
Johnk: used to smoke a pack a day, banning would be a good idea!

Sure they bring in money with the tax, but what is the cost in the public health system . . . *stop ranting now*


more than the tax on smoking brings in, another reason to ban smoking , free up the health system .



Actually, that's not true at all. Smokers pay for their healthcare costs fair and square.


I personally think it's a filthy habit and I wouldn't take it up myself, but I totally defend the right of anyone to smoke if that's their personal choice.

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  Reply # 300581 20-Feb-2010 20:32
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alasta:

Actually, that's not true at all. Smokers pay for their healthcare costs fair and square.


What?  Maybe if we all had to buy private insurance that'd be the case.

I'm seriously interested in an explanation for that statement.

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  Reply # 300584 20-Feb-2010 20:37
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alasta:
vexxxboy:
Johnk: used to smoke a pack a day, banning would be a good idea!

Sure they bring in money with the tax, but what is the cost in the public health system . . . *stop ranting now*


more than the tax on smoking brings in, another reason to ban smoking , free up the health system .



Actually, that's not true at all. Smokers pay for their healthcare costs fair and square.


I personally think it's a filthy habit and I wouldn't take it up myself, but I totally defend the right of anyone to smoke if that's their personal choice.


how do smokers pay for there healthcare if they didnt smoke they wouldnt need the care, and it would free up more care for the people whose health problems arent self-inflicted.




Common sense is not as common as you think.


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  Reply # 300586 20-Feb-2010 20:39
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alasta:
vexxxboy:
Johnk: used to smoke a pack a day, banning would be a good idea!

Sure they bring in money with the tax, but what is the cost in the public health system . . . *stop ranting now*


more than the tax on smoking brings in, another reason to ban smoking , free up the health system .



Actually, that's not true at all. Smokers pay for their healthcare costs fair and square.


I personally think it's a filthy habit and I wouldn't take it up myself, but I totally defend the right of anyone to smoke if that's their personal choice.


Smokers may pay the hospital costs but there are many other costs over the years including that a smoking related death isn't easy on anyone in the family.

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  Reply # 300593 20-Feb-2010 20:53
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gehenna: Can't wait till smokes are banned completely.


While it would be nice to have the country smoke-free, banning it would only force the habit underground. The more people connected to underground, the more access to harder drugs. Harder drugs bring more violent crimes, which society would pay more for.

A big step forward is to convince the next generation that smoking is wrong. Convincing those kids looking up at adult smokers, thinking "that's what it means to be a grown up".

Let's ban those cigarette displays at the end of the supermarket isles, behind the store counters, vending machines.
Treat them like video stores treat pornography - out of sight and awkward to buy.


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