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Old February 15th, 2008, 04:07 PM
Hajo Flettner
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It seems that the U.K. government is becoming more Orwellian with each passing day. The latest outrage is a requiring smokers buy a 200 licence to smoke ( nearly 400US). Now the funny thing is that smokers in every country I can think of pay very dearly for the privilege of smoking when we pay stratospheric taxes on all tobacco products and when you think about it we are without a doubt the most heavily taxed subset of consumers around. Anyway the plan has more problems and you can read about it here:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/10...oking_licence/
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main...smoking123.xml
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