The health gestapo are still using tax payers money to mess around in the lives of law abiding people and interfere with law abiding legal companies.
Health academics want to make roll-your-own tobacco as expensive as tailor-made cigarettes and have suggested the papers be an “unattractive mustard colour” to make them less cool.
Loose tobacco was less expensive than manufactured cigarettes, which means smokers may switch to it rather than quit, the University of Otago researchers say in a paper published in the international journal Tobacco Control.
“The government needs to remove this anomaly, introduce differential excise tax increases on rolling tobacco, and ensure there is no cost advantage in buying roll-your-own tobacco,” said marketing researcher Professor Janet Hoek.
Roll-your-own had evoked stereotypes of older, heavily addicted smokers but from studying 20 young smokers the researchers found they got around that by mistakenly thinking of them as being more natural or “organic”, and less harmful, Prof Hoek said.
“They also developed cigarette rolling rituals and saw the sticks they created as personal creations that provided them with social cachet.”
The researchers also found an unattractive mustard colour could reduce their appeal.
“We need unattractively coloured rolling paper, and packaging used to contain rolling paper and filters should have to adopt standardised packaging, which features an unappealing colour and large pictorial warnings.”
Perhaps every smoker needs someone from the Ministry of Health with a fire extinguisher, a Taser and a ear piercing personal alarm to stand next to them as well. As soon as they go for a ciggie, they get hit by loud noise, excruciating pain or their cigarette won’t stay lit.
Also, one in 100 packages will be laced with 1080, just to increase the risk.
Plus, anyone who gives up smoking gets a free dance by Scarlette (extras optional but payable by the person who may now actually be able to smell….)
Sorry, I can’t take this seriously any longer. We are paying academics to tell us that smoking from used shit paper and increasing the price will make it less attractive to smoke.
WE PAY THEM TO “RESEARCH” THIS.
– NZN via Yahoo! News