HOT TOPIC; A Government adviser has said forcing smokers to apply for a pounds 10 permit to buy cigarettes could help people quit. What's your view?
"I think it is a bit unfair. Smokers are hit hard enough as it is with increased prices and the smoking ban."
Rhian Nott, 27, a customer adviser, from Grangetown, Cardiff
"I wouldn't pay, it's ridiculous. At more than pounds 5 a pack already, don't they think they are making enough out of us as it is?"
Marc O'Keefe, 27, a BT worker, from Penylan, Cardiff.
"It seems tax on everything just keeps getting more and more. I am worried what they will think to tax next. Petrol, cigarettes and alcohol seem to be going up really quickly."
Kate Zeo, 22, a customer service worker, from Canton, Cardiff.
"This is ridiculous and it's totally unfair on people who are already hit hard by the Government. But I would pay if I was forced to."
Roy Crocker, 20, a call centre worker, from Bargoed
"I would never pay this out of principle and I don't see how they would police it. I don't want to pay any more to smoke."
Rhys Pursey, 23, a barman, from Rhiwbina, Cardiff
On Friday, we asked you if you felt the glamour had gone out of the FA Cup. Your verdict was...
YES 47% NO 53%
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Rhian Nott; Marc O'Keefe; Kate Zeo; Roy Crocker; Rhys Pursey
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|Publication:||South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)|
|Date:||Feb 18, 2008|
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