So when the tobacco companies sponsor research, even if they use real and checkable numbers like sales figures, it’s propaganda. They are inflating their sales figures and therefore paying more tax – duty, corporation tax and the rest – because they like it.
When the Pharmers and the Antismokers declare the conclusion and then, later, get we taxpayers to pay for the ‘research’ to ‘prove’ their conclusion, that is called Studies have Shown and Experts have Said and they think it is science. The drones don’t see any problem with that. Even though the dopey bastards are paying more tax just because this rubbish exists.
Plain packaging does not work. Philip Morris reported the first sales increase in years after the Ozzies made all the packs plain and that’s only legal sales. The sock-puppets are out in force in the comments and there is no mention of Man with a Van. Well the smokers aren’t going to shop him and the antismokers pretend he doesn’t exist so dare not bring him into view with a prosecution. It’s a safe and stable career. I wonder how much a van costs now? It would probably pay for itself in a week.
The Dreadful Arnott claims the baccie barons are lying. Lying about increased sales so they pay more duty and tax on stuff they didn’t really sell? Riiiight.
I’ve been using non-branded rolling tins and lately, cigarette cases, for well over two years. The packaging means nothing to me. I don’t care if they bring in plain packaging. I’ve been unbranded for years. Never mind the olive-green or the tiny fonts, my packets have no warnings or stupid lying photos stuck on them. Look on eBay or Amazon or just about anywhere, you can get a smoke-box for well under a fiver. No meth-mouth, no pensioner hands, no actor under a sheet, no pictures at all unless you want one with a skull on it (I do). No little labels saying ‘Do Not Do This’ or ‘See you pal, you’re well done in, so ye are’.
Every smoker should get a cigarette case and/or a rollie tin. Now. Before the morons decide to add warnings and fake horror-flick pics to those too. Get a chrome one or a black one or even a pink one. They are cheap now but that will change once plain packaging appears. Get your unbranded packs right now.
Stuck in the bottom of the article is a new Studies have Shown lie saying that Electrofag does not, at all, help those who want to stop smoking.
Well, there are a lot of vaper forums out there, full of ex-smokers, who might want to dispute that conclusion. For those who really want to stop but still believe themselves addicted I would always recommend Electrofag. You don’t have to start with the full gadget-geekery which is more addictive than smoking could ever be. There are cheap disposable ones you can try out first. They are not great but for a trial run, they’ll do.
It’s all getting desperate now. Every last gun is getting fired. Even the Stupid Gun is being blasted as fast as it can shoot into the feet of those who fire it.
It might be possible, you know. that I might manage to live long enough to put up a post titled ‘Apocalypse of the Righteous’. They are hastening their own demise and will not see it coming,
Popcorn. We will need lots of popcorn. Especially at the end. Although I plan to be stuffed with leaves.