A ‘rette for giants?

This afternoon.

Government Buildings, Merrion Stret, Dublin 2

Catherine Byrne TD. Minister of State at the Department of Health with responsibility for Health Promotion and the National Drugs Strategy with a giant cig pack prop promoting the new tax based price hike on snouts.

The 50 per cent increase in the duty on coffin nails brings the average price of twenty tabs to €12.

The news was greeted with hacking laughter from day traders dealing in baccy futures on the black market.

Leah Farrell/RollingNews

16 thoughts on “Our Sick Cut

  1. Andrew

    I started smoking when I was 11. Smoked for over twenty years.
    Gave them up after several attempts. Quitting smoking was one of the best things I’ve ever done and one of the hardest.
    Give them up folks, you can do it.
    I don’t personally know many people now who do smoke. Most of my friends and family have quit

    1. scottser

      Went for a medical for a job this time 2 years ago. Doctor does the spirometry test, there’s your score, 71. Hey, that’s pretty good says I. No, that’s the age of your lungs says the doc. Haven’t smoked since.

  2. Boj

    If they are that bad for you – why not put an outright ban on them, same with alcohol.
    Hmmmmm, I wonder why? Money trumps all.

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