Smokers keep our tax lower

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RE: THAT persecuted minority, known as smokers.

When I was young (I’m 71), there was no commercial TV, no huge billboards etc, to advertise cigarettes etc. However, far more people smoked.

Various governments have spent billions in anti-smoking schemes, but the campaigns don’t work.

If every smoker stopped, income tax would have to rise dramatically to cover the loss of £11 billion a year raised in tobacco taxes.

Mike Maxwell

(A smoker who enjoys doing it)

New Parks Crescent

Scarborough