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EU want to regulate E cigs.......????

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AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 31 Mar 2013 10:30

years ago I worked for Gallahers, B & H, Manikin etc. At the time cigs were around 3/6 a pack of 20, of that 3/6 Gallaher's got 6d, the rest went in tax - so I presume the same proportion applies today - if cigarettes were no longer bought the tax would have to come from somewhere else - and why, oh why, is alcohol not marked up in price? Alcohol related problems cost the country millions a year, mostly by the police force in dealing with unsocial behaviour, domestic abuse etc. Ask any nurse in A & E who they would rather deal with - a smoker, or a drinker

supercrutch

supercrutch Report 31 Mar 2013 02:56

Another extremely stupid idea from the EU. The cigs are not medicinal you don't need a prescription! They are an OTC products like gum and patches.

Mine costs me about 50% of proper ciggies according to the manufacturer but a couple of puffs and you put it down again. I reckon they cost about 30% of conventional fags.

It is a considerable outlay at the beginning especially as I chose one of the most expensive kits as I wanted quality assurance. I read about a chap in Central or South America whose ecig exploded and seriously damaged his mouth and blew his teeth to smithereens.

IF they became more acceptable, pubs, clubs, restaurants etc., would start to see an upturn in takings.

Mine are going into hospital with me :-D

Muffyxx

Muffyxx Report 31 Mar 2013 00:30

LOL when doctors and Policemen start to look too young you know you're too old......i'm now at that stage !!!! *sobs*

to be fair to the Government......it's the EU doing this ...apparently.......bl**dy ridiculous....

I've had mixed reports re the E cigs.....but it's in the back of my mind when I can bleeding afford it to get one and see how i go...done the gum and patches to death the other times I gave up lol x

maggiewinchester

maggiewinchester Report 31 Mar 2013 00:13

Past that, Muffy - I'm 56. Can't blame hormones- he has to bloody listen to me!!!!..........and I know my body........
Still feel a wee bit sorry for him :-D

Muffyxx

Muffyxx Report 31 Mar 2013 00:06

Mine blames my age........I'm 42........*coughs* I mean 28 and everything is to do with my hormones apparently lol

maggiewinchester

maggiewinchester Report 31 Mar 2013 00:04

:-D My doc's given up on me :-D
usual conversation -'How are the cigs'
'Very well thank you doc. I'm suffering from workload stress'
'Okay'.............
Poor young lad :-D

Muffyxx

Muffyxx Report 31 Mar 2013 00:00

Well the next time this *smokers will be refused NHS treatment*malarky comes up....this is the get out of jail card lol

maggiewinchester

maggiewinchester Report 30 Mar 2013 23:59

...More tax from real baccy/fags.......


As usual - no forethought - pillocks....

Muffyxx

Muffyxx Report 30 Mar 2013 23:57

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/up-in-a-puff-of-smoke-eu-plan-threatens-ecigarettes-8554820.html

WHAT? They can't be more damaging than real ciggies FGS...it can only be to protect the tax for the Government and the Tobacco companies profits !!!!!!

So much for the nanny state......they'd rather you smoked yourself to bits than lose the revenue or the good will of the manufacturers clearly !!!!!!!!