Smokers costing Cumbria's economy £137m a year, says NHS
Published at 16:09, Tuesday, 09 October 2012
The staggering cost of smoking to Cumbria’s economy has been revealed as £137 million-a-year.
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@ Shock and Awe,I do not partake in alcohol so please desist from slandering me in such a way.
On your second point, I have had to watch my own family torn apart by drug abuse which started off as 'having a sneaky fag behind the sheds with mates' then progressed to cannabis and heroin.
Think before you attack others for having an opinion other than your own.
The emperors new clothes blames smoking ban on landlords loosing money...ha. It's the silly prices they charge for a pint of shandy,,,, never mind a Guinness. That's what drives folk away. The only people who can afford a pint now are on benefits with 6 kids and no rent , poll tax or mortgage to pay.
If there is a necessity and a desire for smoke-free pubs why wasn't there any before the law was passed? Surely entrepreneurs across the country would have siezed upon this years ago and opened smoke-free pubs to meet the massive demand. No, the truth is that the only way the anti-smoking lobbyists could force their will on the people was to change the law, because smoke-free pubs never would have happened....they know it...we know it......and licensees across the country have lost their incomes and sometimes their homes because of this stupid ban.