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Remove The Smoking Ban

Updated on April 30, 2010

The Truth

This smoking ban that has been put upon us may look like a good thing to you but after reading this hub your ideas will change, ok none of us like cigarette smoke near us when we have food ok that is why there should be separate rooms for example smoking and non smoking in pubs and restaurants, because the smoking ban has come in to effect, a lot of bingo halls, pubs and night clubs etc have closed down because you cant smoke inside any more and the price of drink etc has gone up to accommodate the smoking ban cost.

Ok you may think yeah Im doing my bit to stop cancer etc yeah you are but if the whole of your country was to stop smoking on the street inside and every one became greener if you know what I mean here is what would happen. 

As you know governments make billions of pounds, dollars and euros a week from taxing the imported cigarettes from other countries to their country right, well imagine if that stopped and what that would do to your country, yeah you will have a smoke free country but you will also have taxes right left and center put upon you all to replace the billions lost each week from cigarette sales etc, food would become far more expensive than it is now, inflation would go through the roof and the cost living would be ridiculously high.

What Should Be Done

You see the problem, the government will not tell you this as people would go into panic, about taxes etc, thats why this silly smoking ban must be stopped because now you all know what will happen if you don't remove it, and i'm sure you don't want to be taxed further in this recession that were in do you?

Heres what I would do, repeal the ban and make it a law that a smoking room and a non smoking room be in a pub, restaurant and bingo hall etc as this would make both parties happy, with the choice of going outside too, 

 I know you may not agree with me on this but you see stopping all together will cause a lot of severe problems for you the tax payer as your government will want to make the billions back that they will loose.

You may think I am being silly in telling you this and that its all Bull but to be honest i'm telling you the truth and stopping smoking all together will have devastating results on the economy and tax payers in every country that it effects.


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    • calpol25 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (At Home With My Wonderful Partner)

      I agree its a difficult one to discuss, I had only been in hubpages a few weeks when I wrote this hub :)

      My email is dodgy at the minute too :)

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      6 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

      There's a lot of sides to this. I'm a smoker and if I were to become ill due to a smoking related disease I would expect to be treated preferentially because of all of the literally tens of thousands of pounds (actually it's probably nearer £100000!) I've paid in cig taxes to the NHS.

      But I do like the smoke-free public premises now - doesn't really bother me going outside to smoke - makes me smoke less.

      You're right though about businesses closing down and that's a tragedy.


      (email is having big problems at present)

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      Debby Bruck 

      6 years ago

      Dear Calpol ~ you said it not me, "You may think I am being silly in telling you this..." The unseen and hidden costs of how smoking can harm human life can never measure up to the amount raised in taxes. Blessings, Debby

    • calpol25 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (At Home With My Wonderful Partner)

      I do agree with you Nathan, we are bullied and treated terribly as smokers, We just need to find a way to appeal against the ban, however am told they may lift it in Scotland but all we can do is wait and see on that one.

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      Nathan Catchpole 

      7 years ago

      Yes theres one thing i forgot to put all of us smokers should find a way to appeal against the smoking ban

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      Nathan Catchpole 

      7 years ago

      Us smokers get bullied. they say that Britain is possibly tidier now that fines have been introduced for litter louts. but what about all the fast food containers cans bottles dirty nappyies ect so they think britain's more tidy do they is it fuck more tidy like i said us smokers are being bullied

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      Nathan Catchpole 

      7 years ago

      I wish that the smoking ban would stop in pubs and clubs

      and i don't just mean one room for smokers and another for none smokers. i mean altogether because i'm a smoker

      and we have no rights we get treat like leppers

      the government want to get their act together

    • IzzyM profile image


      8 years ago from UK

      I agree with you 100%. The smoking ban has cost the country billions so far in lost jobs (just how many bars, pubs and bingo halls have closed?). The tax on cigarettes in the UK is ridiculous. A carton (200) of a major brand costs €4 in Tenerife - about $5, and even that has a little local tax on it. A carton of the same brand in the UK is £60 ($40) - the difference is TAX. That tax used to pay the whole of the NHS bill every year. People still smoke, but less so, which means of course millions more in lost revenue.

      I think the smoking ban is an EC regulation, because Spain have brought it in too. Out here we stopped smoking in public places about 3 or 4 years ago, and this year they are bringing in a ban on smoking in pubs. Stupid! But at least the weather is warmer for standing outside on the street having a ciggie.


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