Re: Smoke free :o)
To be honest, if they did ban smoking it would be disastrous for everyone.
Can you imagine how much other taxes would have to go up. There would be a huge black market for cigarettes, which would not be a good thing.
Even if the amount of tax revenue equalled the amount smoking costs the NHS every year (which I suspect it doesn't) it would probably take 20 years for all the people who have been affected by smoking to develop any illnesses and conditions, and probably another 10 to cure and care and care for them. All of that time without the extra revenue from duty on cigarettes.
Apart from all that, alot of the tobacco production is in fairly undeveloped areas (or so I assume anyway) could those people afford to lose what revenue they get from their crops.
Also BAR would lose alot of their sponsorship, and Jensen Button's career may be affected negativley. Come on guys, give Jensen a fighting chance.