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Old 14th June 2011, 10:56 AM
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Ive been wondering why people who grow tobacco ( a legal substance) should be taxed?

There are many road side ,flea market stalls who pay nothing or at most a small levy for selling produce so why should a person be heavily taxed for selling tobacco he grows!

Government should keep its greedy chubby fingers off peoples money!

Smoking may not be a healthy choice ,but then again neither is eating fat and sugar products ( and yes obesity is just as bad for our health)

What do you think ?

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tax! and NZ has the notion it can become smoke-free by 2025.

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"The illegal manufacture of tobacco deprives the taxpayer of tax revenue and undermines public health initiatives. source
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tobacco excise, expected to take $1.3 billion this financial year, would increase by $139 million over four years, source
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$20 million Pathway to Smokefree 2025 innovation fund announced in the Budget. This fund will also be used to encourage and support quit attempts. source

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...and if is about the guy in Motueka, he was selling it to 'friends who asked if they could have some'. So my understanding is that it was tax on the sales rather than the keeping it for himself that was probably their biggest gripe!

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..But my point is 'Why does the Govt ( or anyone else) have the right to tax anything people sell... ..period!

Do we as taxpayers get a share or interest back on sales that the Govt makes?

Not on you nelly.

..The law is inconsistent in my opinion and very top heavy.

Less Government intervention I say.

Thank you for the quotes listed. More hypocrisy.

Geeze if they cared about peoples health ,GP's would write out a prescription to an affordable or dare I say it a Govt subsidized Gym...but ..hell noooo...no money in it and more money in prescribing ahem legal drugs

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...and if is about the guy in Motueka, he was selling it to 'friends who asked if they could have some'. So my understanding is that it was tax on the sales rather than the keeping it for himself that was probably their biggest gripe!
he had a lot of friends!
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..But my point is 'Why does the Govt ( or anyone else) have the right to tax anything people sell... ..period!

Do we as taxpayers get a share or interest back on sales that the Govt makes?

Not on you nelly.

..The law is inconsistent in my opinion and very top heavy.

Less Government intervention I say.

Thank you for the quotes listed. More hypocrisy.

Geeze if they cared about peoples health ,GP's would write out a prescription to an affordable or dare I say it a Govt subsidized Gym...but ..hell noooo...no money in it and more money in prescribing ahem legal drugs
There are a lot of countries out there with the same hypocrisy.

Only two things inevitable in life - tax and death
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There are a lot of countries out there with the same hypocrisy.

Only two things inevitable in life - tax and death
What about a woman's scorn!?

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They're gonna tax, fat and sugar soon, dont you worry! And when they figure out how much money they are losing from not having their fingers in the 'pot' industry they'll be into that too!!

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they dont tax what you sell - they tax what the profit of what you earn

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