25 Oct 2017

And Then An Enquiry...

While doing my morning meander to check out wot had been caught in the Web whilst I was abed, I found this bit from Bloomberg.

   The U.K. parliament opened a panel to establish the health and economic impact of electronic cigarettes and heat-not-burn devices as the number of people using such products approaches 3 million.
   The inquiry will seek to address gaps in the understanding of e-cigarettes and assess the suitability of current regulations for the devices.

See how it works? Millions of folk have found something that satisfies them, is comparatively risk free and, compared to tobacco products, stupidly cheap, with hundreds more ditching smokes for e-cigs  every day  and, as if by magic, the government think, ‘Oh-oh. Better plan a panel then.’

Trust me on this, when their ‘report’ is finally published, way down in the small print will be the ‘conclusion’ that with the dramatic drop in sales of burning tobacco products due to the take-up of e-cigs and non-combustible tobacco kit, the government is losing a large, and daily increasing, chunk o’ revenue thus they recommend, for many weird and made-up reasons,  that vaping and non hot tobacco kit should be taxed commensurate with all the other things out here that give a little light relief and pleasure to folk. How very dare people enjoy something while bypassing the grasping hand of government.

Ignore this picture, it’s just something that may interest that chap over at Head Rambles. Actually, I may have got this wrong and it’s not a graph but just a pictorial representation using figures linked from the calculations... Sorry about that. Hay, I did it a long time ago, okay? I do seem to remember it started life as a simple bar chart and that’s graph, right?


Quote;  Kristen Ashley.

“Then she declared loudly, ‘Smoke break!’ and everyone’s eyes came to us, some of them shocked seeing as these days you could light up a doobie and no one would blink but if you lit up a smoke, you courted being publicly stoned to death.”

1 comment:

Grandad said...

That's a spreadsheet? It looks more like my SatNav ordering me to switch lanes. I'm impressed! Just out of interest... did the boat sink?