Having smoko earns hefty fine

Nov 2, 2013 Full story: Southland Times 7

UP IN SMOKE: Kevin Carroll is the first retailer to be convicted under the new smokefree laws, for using Smoko in his business name.

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Tweeter

Tokyo, Japan

#1 Nov 2, 2013
Just another reason PC NZ makes me want to puke.
NZ is fkd

Lower Hutt, New Zealand

#2 Nov 2, 2013
Tweeter wrote:
Just another reason PC NZ makes me want to puke.
I don't smoke and can't even stand the smell but this is truely madness and as for the judge describing it as a disgusting habit surely he is not meant to give personal opinions .
Whats next ,a judge describing a devout church goer as a thilthy bible basher?

“Educating Utus”

Since: Aug 10

Wanganui, New Zealand

#3 Nov 2, 2013
Frikken unbelievable. Had the store owner used any Maori relating to smoke he would be commended for being culturally sensitive.
The NZ we knew is going down the gurgler.
Still Smokin

Auckland, New Zealand

#4 Nov 3, 2013
Yes this is a case of advanced PC faggotry.
This is real Gabour party nanny state stuff.
Shame on Judge David Ruth for attacking the individuals right to choose.

Its a pity that Judge David Ruth and other judges can't reign in their disgusting habit of letting scumbags walk away from their crimes and back onto NZ streets.

Since: Aug 13

Location hidden

#5 Nov 3, 2013
This is insane, sure smoking isn't good for your health but what about Alcohol?

To me that seems to cause more harm in the community than smoking yet they can splash booze branding over everything.

It's insane the one law for one, one law for another b.s in NZ, it's either all harmful and shouldn't be advertised or it should all be allowed to be advertised and then it's a person's right to choose what they do and don't put into there own body.
Still Smokin

Auckland, New Zealand

#6 Nov 3, 2013
owgbros wrote:
This is insane, sure smoking isn't good for your health but what about Alcohol?
To me that seems to cause more harm in the community than smoking yet they can splash booze branding over everything.
It's insane the one law for one, one law for another b.s in NZ, it's either all harmful and shouldn't be advertised or it should all be allowed to be advertised and then it's a person's right to choose what they do and don't put into there own body.
The hard facts of the smoking debate are these.

1)Taxes on tobacco now easily cover the health related expenses.

2)How will NZ pay the extra pensions for the 25% more people on super if they dont die from smoking related diseases because they no longer smoke.

3)How will NZ replace the lost tax revenue from smokers who have quit.

4)How longer before these PC faggots start on the next thing and try and outlaw that, ie as you suggest drinking.

Since: Aug 13

Location hidden

#7 Nov 3, 2013
Still Smokin wrote:
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The hard facts of the smoking debate are these.
1)Taxes on tobacco now easily cover the health related expenses.
2)How will NZ pay the extra pensions for the 25% more people on super if they dont die from smoking related diseases because they no longer smoke.
3)How will NZ replace the lost tax revenue from smokers who have quit.
4)How longer before these PC faggots start on the next thing and try and outlaw that, ie as you suggest drinking.
I was meaning ban alcohol advertising not outright ban alcohol.

If you can't advertise cigarette's you shouldn't be allowed to advertise alcohol.

Go to an ER on any Friday or Saturday night and the alcohol related incidents will far outweigh any cigarette related incidents (if there was any).

Or say you smoke 20 cigarettes over an evening then drive, alot safer than drinking 20 beers over an evening then driving.

Or if they don't wish to ban alcohol advertising or alcohol sponsorship of sports and sport teams then they should reinstate cigarette advertising and sponsorship.

People should be responsible for what they wish to put into there own bodies.

I choose to smoke but choose not drink so i'm not having an anti smoking rant, im just sick of everyone bad mouthing smokers yet drinking doesn't get anything (exception being a reduction in the legal alcohol limit before driving)

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