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Thread: *shakes head .. BT counters the illegal chop chop market in Australia

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    *shakes head .. BT counters the illegal chop chop market in Australia

    I know its not vaping but lets face it we have all been smokers so its another curiosity more than anything and it made me smile ..

    Anyways many might know that the chop chop market is costing the tax office $400 million a year in lost money
    http://www.smh.com.au/national/where...0429-twmg.html

    What I know is that some, including myself had not considered is that BT might go out and directly compete with the black market... but they are apparently, according to this press release by British American Tobbaco

    http://www.bata.com.au/group/sites/bat_7wykg8.nsf/vwPagesWebLive/DO8H7FT9/$FILE/medMD9WER8R.pdf

    I just found it all pretty funny like watching a dog chase its tail...
    ďBut I donít want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.
    "Oh, you canít help that," said the Cat: "weíre all mad here. Iím mad. Youíre mad."
    "How do you know Iím mad?" said Alice.
    "You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldnít have come here.Ē
    Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland






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    Nearly 70 per cent of the cost of a pack
    of cigarettes is made up of government taxes.

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    Yah its all pretty symbiotic .. think I read somewhere that Rudd worked out that we would pay a dollar per analogue... Make you glad you found vaping me thinks

    Quote Originally Posted by disley View Post
    Nearly 70 per cent of the cost of a pack
    of cigarettes is made up of government taxes.
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    ďBut I donít want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.
    "Oh, you canít help that," said the Cat: "weíre all mad here. Iím mad. Youíre mad."
    "How do you know Iím mad?" said Alice.
    "You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldnít have come here.Ē
    Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland






    Comic Database: Steve Hughes... Offended?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHMoDt3nSHs











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    Anyone with half-brain could see it coming. The tax on cigarettes in Australia is so high that they became a worthwhile product for criminal organisations. Remember prohibition in the States? The governments, under the banner of "protecting us", are feeding the pockets of criminals and funding criminal activities. It is a monster of their own doing. Shame really ...
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    Yup - when I left the US a couple of years back... the last carton I bought cost me just shy of $40... so about $4 / pack. And they thought the taxes on that were high!

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    chop chop has been around since long before i started smoking.
    that stats in that article are wrong, its worse and the government knows it.

    alot more is grown locally then they claim even in my region out in the sticks
    only 2 aerial drug flights per year, and lot of farm land to cover

 

 

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