Cigarettes are a benefit only for The Stateby Ivano Abbadessa - 2017.08.07
Smokers are a real golden egg for the state; at least in England where figures show that they cost a lot in terms of health care and services (€ 5.4 billion), but the profits from cigarettes are something like € 11 billion. To this, we should add that, smokers are more likely to die prematurely. This means, for example, that smokers will benefit less than others from the old-age pension and other forms of related assistance. In short, research by the Institute of Economics reveals that without the ciggie, Britain’s finances would run the risk of being many billions lighter.
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