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Smokers spend more than £1,000 years on cigarettes

Thursday April 7 2016

Smokers spend over £1,000 on the habit Smokers spend over £1,000 on the habit

SMOKERS in Barnsley spend more than £1,000 per year funding their habit, according to new figures.

The council says smokers spend an average of £1,323 on cigarettes. 

Julie Burrows, director of public health in Barnsley, said the amount smokers spend on their habit could have a significant impact on poverty for families.

She said that 32 per cent of households with a smoker fall below the poverty line, and if they were to quit, over 2,000 households would be out of poverty.

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Reply Posted by Tom on Thursday April 7 2016 at 18:05
The tax levied on smokers, and the behaviour of Barnsley council in specifically targeting smokers with fines, is nothing but persecution of the poorest. And it is done in full knowledge that the council is persecuting some of the poorest and highly taxed people in the borough as it is.

Shame on BMBC for targeting the poorest of the poor. Stop persecuting smokers with fines.

Reply Posted by Ada on Thursday April 7 2016 at 19:40
What a load of old tosh you speak Tom!! Poorest of the poor? don't make me laugh!! Not that poor if they can afford x no of £s every day to buy coffin nails? Because that's what they are. They should be £50 each, and some poor!! sucker would still buy them. Buy them at the cost of decent clothing and putting food in their children's stomachs. I have no care for BMBC, but good on you!

Reply Posted by Whats Occurrin on Thursday April 7 2016 at 21:18
Ada, 30% of people in this country waste their money on absolute sh*te from Ikea,
and other such places, but we don't pick on THEM for it do we ?
You and all the other tobacco nazis need to "butt" out, and mind your OWN business ! Heard of freedom of choice have you ???
Maybe smokers take offence at the fact that you still wear old fashioned knitted cardies and sensible shoes !!!

Reply Posted by Ada on Thursday April 7 2016 at 21:58
Wind ya neck in what's occurring!! I have as much right to an opinion as you seem to have!! IE, leaving your opinion on most subjects aired on WAB.

Reply Posted by Whats Occurrin on Friday April 8 2016 at 20:15
Hahahaaar...someone break out the landing net, we've got a big bite here !!!
Well said Ada. X

Reply Posted by Ada on Friday April 8 2016 at 21:19
If the cap fits springs to mind, what's occring.

ipso Regulated