Posted by: BonzaBazza
Posted: 15th Feb 2014
SimDiesel says: No, It is a blatant rip off via the govt..
Plain or advertised colouring of packaging has ZERO effect on consumers.
A smoker will smoke regardless.
All the govt. did was reduce the...
To SimDiesel: A Very colourful iteration and possibly true, but, our government has to raise tobacco taxes, yes! it certainly makes them billions, but remember this, it is costing billions to treat those that became ill or have died specifically due to cigarettes. I "smoked" from age 13 until 43 y. o., and I tell you, one and all, giving up smoking is easy. It's the endless craving that drives you on. Working in Beenleigh, Brisbane, away from home and family mostly, I made a pledge, that as soon as I attained a transfer at or close to home, I would "quit smoking". Two years later, transferred, driving along the freeway towards home, smoking, I remembered, tossed my cigarette out the car window, followed by the lighter, followed by my near full pack of cigarettes. Every time I felt the dire craving need, I quietly reminded my brain of my pledge, told my brain it may as well give up asking for a "fag", it has buckley's chance, none. I stuck to my guns, and after a short three weeks, the craving was diminished to once a week plead, which my brain then knew, was final. I haven't smoked a single cigarette from the age of 46 to this day, aged 73 March 4th, 2014. By the way, my brain has ceased asking for a "fag" as well. You see, it's all in your mind, "your mind", you control it, do so.