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    Cigarette Packets

    Shortie861 Apr 16, 2012

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    1. Shortie861

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      So I was reading on the news today that there is a debate going on as to whether cigarette packets should be made to look less fancy and more dull and plain possibly with a bigger image on them showing what damage smoking can cause.

      What are your thought? Do you feel that making the packets more dull and less interesting may deter youngsters away from wanting to smoke so early on?
       
    2. APS

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      I don't see the point seeing as they have to be hidden in supermarkets and large shops already and in small shops in a couple of years.
      You won't be able to see the packet unless you buy it :)
       
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      does it matter, they will still cost an arm and a leg plus a lung to buy.
       
    4. wiseguy

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      it will do nothing apart from cost money
       
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      When everyone has given up smoking where is the tax going to come from ? :)
       
    6. wiseguy

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      they will prob make marijuana legal and tax that :giggle:
       
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      Nah, that's stupid. You should be able to package your own damn product any damn way you damn well want to, dammit!
       
    8. wiseguy

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      totally agree mate
       
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    9. Grungie

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      Well they sell cigs behind counters and stuff so I don't get the point.

      (waits for magicmagick)
       
    10. wiseguy

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      i think they think that young smokers are attracted by the pkt and not the contents

      but this country has always been mad :giggle::giggle::giggle:
       
    11. Grungie

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      Which country are we talking about here?
       
    12. wiseguy

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      im in the uk
       
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      Pretty pathetic really as it won't do anything but smoking is ridiculous anyway. Why anybody would want to do it is beyond me.
       
    14. Grungie

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      Ok then, I'm not sure how cigs are sold in the UK

      Well the nicotine relaxes people
       
    15. magicmagick.com

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      :tongue: :p :p :-p :-P
      smoking kills and it is only the power of the tobacco industry that keeps cigarets ever present in the society but I think most of the "West" countries are advancing toward a smoke free society.
       
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      Well the reason why the tobacco industry is still there is because people still love smoking and want the nicotine. It's more of a supply and demand schpeal than "evil tobacco industry". It's also kind of a social thing for many smokers. To other smokers, it's like their "vacation" so to speak. They had a hard day of work, and either during their break, or when they just finished their shift, a nice cigarette gives them as much enjoyment as I do when I eat a lovely slice of pie.
       
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      of course people want to smoke: people want to take all kind of drugs, pay for sex and engage in all kind of harmful activities.
      the wishes of the people are not the reason for a legal drug to be packed in appealing packs....
       
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      Well the packages are already boring looking:

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      I don't think you can really get worse than that unless you have a plan box that just says "cigarette"
       
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      the tax on cigs in the uk is massive and if everyone stopped this government would have a massive hole in their budget
      so that would have to be made up by other meens ie more tax on regular items food clothes fuel etc
      its a no win situation,
      so all you anti smokers think about it
      if we did stop,get your purses/wallets ready :happy:
       
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      maybe something like this?
      I don't think these packs are boring looking:

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