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Well, we’ve all heard the rantings of the Australian government and it’s ministers regarding the health costs borne by the Australian people when it comes to smokers. But how truthful are they being? We have read and referred to reports from various countries including the USA, Holland and others in the past all confirming what we have always believed, THE GOVERNMENTS IMPOSED TAXES MORE THAN COVER THE ASSOCIATED HEALTH CARE COSTS FOR SMOKERS. Well, the New Zealand governemnt last week released a new report acknowledging exactly that.
Thanks to some information from my good friend and our NZ distributor, Grant Ovenden in Christchurch, I am happy to share this story with you. In short, it acknowledges the following:
- Smokers in New Zealand actually SAVE the government money
- Smokers live a shorter life than non-smokers (cigarette smokers anyway) therefore saving the government money on health care, pension and superannuation costs
- The gathering of tobacco taxes “already exceeded the health care costs of smoking”
So, we know from other reports released around the world that the average non-smoker lives to the ripe old age of 76 and the average (cigarette) smoker lives to 73. Now, we have a government confirming what we have been thinking for many years. Read the full story yourself here
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