First of all, smoking is bad for the smoker's health AND the people around the smoker. If they have to pay health taxes, there is a more chance of them reducing smoking due to the expenses. Plus, it will add up to a better health care when the smoker is in need. (which they obviously will be) Last, they pay for inconvenience they have caused to the people living and working with them.
If people had to pay a health tax there would be more money that you would have to pay if you did smoke. So if you didn't smoke there is more of a chance that you would not get cancer. Cancer is a very deadly disease that kills hundreds of people each day. So therefore I think that smokers should pay a health tax
I think that smokers should pay a health tax. I understand that its a personal choice but it is affecting not just them but others around you, and getting other teens to join in. Smokes also litter by throwing there cigarets wherever, whenever.Smokers are bad influences and should pay the health tax.
Yes i know that smoking is usually done by a persons free will, BUT it is also causing the death of innocent people because of second hand smoke. Around 1000 non smokers die from second hand smoke, pets are at risk and especially children who breathe slower, still growing so their immune system cant help them out as much. This is killing the society.(these are facts about Canada)
If it wasn't for smoking my dad could be living a longer life. Not that he isn't okay at the moment but down the line I just want him to live to see me fully grown up. I feel as though if there was a health tax, it would be too expensive for him and he might reconsider quitting the awful habit smoking is. Hiya
Smoking is a horrible awful habit to get into in the first place. One way to limit smoking is to raise the price. Although we still do not know the risks, maybe adding a tax will raise the percentage of robberies because smokers have become too addicted but we don't know unless we have tried it
I have to do a speech on something I feel strongly about. I chose to do my speech on why smokers should pay a higher health tax. Smoking is just one of the ways I believe the world is suffering from. 1.3 billion smokers are in the world according to the 14th World Conference of Tobacco. My ambition is not for smokers to be drowned in debt. My goal is for them to see how smoking is so destructive to themselves, others, and even the environment.
They should stop beacouse almost everyone in the world is trying to stop them to smoke. Almost everyone is smoking and they die. There body is to not control the drugs of the smoke. So the smoke will flow through the whole body then it will die. When it goes to it lungs you cant breath.
Most cigarettes are 20$a pack I think, and if they have enough money to pay for that every single day or week then they can pay the health tax. They also pollute the air causing lots of sickness. Also the money doesn't have to go to the government it can go to hospitals or rehabs or health cares
Smokers should pay health tax so that they can makeup for their pollution. They also cause 2nd and 3rd hand smoke, when they go around other people. And the cigarette buds cause so much liter. I bet that there is 50+ semi trucks that can be filled with cigarette buds.
(I am a non-smoker.)
All the government is wanting to do is get more money into there pockets! Why should they be able to get the money from poor people that just want to live there, whether it includes smoking or not? Why can't people see that smoking is a personal choice and should be left to that person only.
As a non-smoker I do not think smokers should pay any more tax. Most places already have rules about smoking in public places so, they should not have to pay on behalf of non-smokers. All smokers that have health insurance are already paying a higher premium so I don't see the need to tax smokers.
Every state already discourages tobacco use with huge, punitive excise taxes on the sale of tobacco products. A new health tax would not likely raise substantial money for healthcare. It would however, create another wave criminal penalties. Consider that this tax would require additional investigators to catch scofflaws and lawyers to prosecute. In the end, we have made criminals of the very people we are trying to save.
I am not a smoker, but I am sick of the government trying to find a way to tax someone for every single thing! Smokers pay an abundant tax as it is. What is next, are we going to tax someone because they are over weight or disabled? Where I live, they cannot smoke out in public so I believe the more the government tries to tax someone, the more liberties from that individual are taking away!
What would that do, except put much more money in the pockets of the health care industry? Ridiculous. Americans have a constitutional right to choose, and live in a country that doesn't discriminate against anyone by their race, color or CREED. If someone is a smoker, they already have to follow certain laws that have been put in place, that are against them. Why would such a discriminatory tax ever even be thought of? The first person to veto is President Obama, a smoker.
We do not need the government telling us what is healthy and unhealthy. Why should an individual be taxed more simply because their personal choice is unhealthy? Eating fast food has proven to be unhealthy so do you think there needs to be health tax on fast food? What about coffee, or beer?
Smoking is bad for you and can cause lung cancer however isn't fast food bad for us yet they don't get taxed. Obesity is rising in our country and in our kids. But what's worse is the availability there is for anyone to buy it. Also putting the price up is just increasing the popularity of the black market and things would just get worse from there e.g. smuggling, stealing, and even killing. So why not make it cheaper creating a different effect because the more you have the less likely you are to want it. People like things to be rare and unique from others and don't like to do the same thing over and over.
Smokers shouldn't have to pay health tax because they already pay enough tax as it is to pay for the pack. That is like saying that homeless people have to pay mortgage for their box that they have or for the bridge that they sleep under or wherever they live.
The subject line sums it up. Smokers are paying for vice taxes on each pack of cigarettes already, on the state and federal level. We're already paying into this 'insurance', but in most place, the tax dollars on cigarettes don't go to healthcare. The tax dollars from tobacco go anywhere else but healthcare. Fix the tax allocation and stop complaining to us, we're already paying our taxes. How about you pay for sugar tax now?