STOP TAX RISING FOR CIGARETTES IN NZ

STOP TAX RISING FOR CIGARETTES IN NZ

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Annabelle Lee - Franklin started this petition to anyone

When you start smoking, you are aware of the addiction that comes with it, a part of making the decision to start, also includes the knowledge of how hard it is to then stop.

It's not fair for people who choose to smoke and choose what they do put inside their bodies, to have the government increase tax on products we CHOOSE to buy regularly.

I do not see the government raising tax charges on lollies that rot childrens teeth, Fast food chains that cause obesity, and i certainly do not see anyone raising the tax on sugary drinks, unhealthy foods, or highly processed foods. 

There is a long list of things that can damage your health, cigarettes being one of them - there is no denying that, but the fact that half of the foods, drinks, & products we buy and put in our bodies that are unhealthy for us, are some of the cheapest things you can buy in a grocery store is ridiculous - And for most of these products, it is not even made public how bad these things are for you.

I truly believe the government sees the money in cigarettes and chooses to raise tax prices simply for the benefit of them, health and well being has nothing to do with the fact that tax prices are regularly raised for cigarettes.

 

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