Printer Friendly

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?

Byline: edited by BOB CYPHER

"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

YOUR SAY

On Friday, we asked you if you felt the glamour had gone out of the FA Cup. Your verdict was...

YES 47% NO 53%

To take part in today's poll, is a compulsory pounds 10 licence for cigarette smokers a good idea? ... log on to www.icwales.co.uk/echo

CAPTION(S):

Rhian Nott; Marc O'Keefe; Kate Zeo; Roy Crocker; Rhys Pursey
COPYRIGHT 2008 MGN Ltd.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2008 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

 Reader Opinion

Title:

Comment:



 

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Title Annotation:Features
Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Feb 18, 2008
Words:246
Previous Article:Letter: Straight to the point.
Next Article:Trivia quiz; break time extra Who's the brainbox in your home or office?
Topics:

Terms of use | Copyright © 2014 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters