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#168720 - 29th Aug 2007 10:06pm 18yrs To Buy Ciggies
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I heard this as a passing comment on a News report,
but next month the legal age limit to buy ciggies
is going up to 18 years.

Another reason for me to pack in with my boyish good looks
i would find it difficult to buy them lol
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#168721 - 29th Aug 2007 10:14pm Re: 18yrs To Buy Ciggies [Re: Mark]
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Im not sure if this is true? Surely they would have to give people some sort of notice?

You sure they are not just voting on the law next month with the prospect of introducing it at a later time?

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#168723 - 29th Aug 2007 10:26pm Re: 18yrs To Buy Ciggies [Re: MattLFC]
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narr they said something like, "and from next month the age will rise from 16 to 18" ??
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#168730 - 29th Aug 2007 10:43pm Re: 18yrs To Buy Ciggies [Re: Mark]
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Weird, I thought they would have made it more known. If it does come in, shop keepers will still be serving 16 year olds and 16 years will still be buying fags lol, everyone will be breaking the law cos no bugger knows but we lmao!

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#168736 - 29th Aug 2007 10:52pm Re: 18yrs To Buy Ciggies [Re: MattLFC]
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found somthing

Originally Posted By: BBC Jan 1st 2007
Cigarette-buying age set to rise

The government is to raise the legal minimum age at which tobacco can be bought in England and Wales from 16 to 18 years from October.

The move, announced by Public Health Minister Caroline Flint, will follow the introduction of a ban on smoking in public and work places later this year.

The ban comes into place in Wales in April and England three months later.

About 9% of 11 to 15-year-olds smoke and ministers hope the move will reduce this figure.


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#168737 - 29th Aug 2007 10:53pm Re: 18yrs To Buy Ciggies [Re: Mark]
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#168740 - 29th Aug 2007 10:54pm Re: 18yrs To Buy Ciggies [Re: MattLFC]
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the reason we dont remember they decided to let us
know about it on jan 1st smack
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#168741 - 29th Aug 2007 10:54pm Re: 18yrs To Buy Ciggies [Re: MattLFC]
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Comin into effect In October....its been displayed and talked about for quite a while....i work in the coop cross Lane..and ive known about this since christmas.....i know lesser shops will still serve people....but i ID anyone and evryone now..if they look remotely younger than me...and especially if they have a shaved head and a tracksuit....if i get caught i can get fined..and i dont wanna get fined just cos some s****y little kid who hasnt gone through puberty yet thinks hes cool by smokin in front of his mates.....i fe***n hate the blighters i tell ya now
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#168883 - 30th Aug 2007 8:58am Re: 18yrs To Buy Ciggies [Re: MGCraig]
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i'm not a smoker, but am confused bout the governments stance on the habit. The government is clamping down on smokers so much now, yet earns so much in tax from smokers... so if they try to stop people smoking, the will lose revenue will they not ? therefore they will have to recoup that lost money, probably by putting taxes up for everyone else... so smoking/smokers are good for something, keeping other taxes down...

mark..... boyish looks ? r u sure they dont serve u cos u cant see over the counter.... ? raftl


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#168909 - 30th Aug 2007 11:17am Re: 18yrs To Buy Ciggies [Re: jonah]
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Hence why the petrol is going up 2p per litre soon, it would probably have been a 1p rise, but they are losing so much revenue from quitting smokers its becoming too much.

They should legalise "social drugs", its not doing any good them being illegal, if people want them they can get them and they could make a killing on the tax.

Lol.

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#168950 - 30th Aug 2007 4:38pm Re: 18yrs To Buy Ciggies [Re: MattLFC]
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this is y i hate this country and want to emmigrate asap ! mad
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#169186 - 31st Aug 2007 8:27pm Re: 18yrs To Buy Ciggies [Re: MattLFC]
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They should legalise "social drugs", its not doing any good them being illegal, if people want them they can get them and they could make a killing on the tax.


my sentiments exactly, legalise Cannabis and prostitution (of both I dont use) tax the hell out of them, put illegal dealers out of business, and lower tax on petrol.
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#169264 - 31st Aug 2007 10:51pm Re: 18yrs To Buy Ciggies [Re: Waddi]
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Stupid really...cos prostitution is the oldest known profession in the world......


Things like Cigarettes dont bother me really...except when people do them around me....one of my mates just wont give up...and i know its his choice and all that baloney...but if im drivin and im in the car with him...i have to stop every now and then just so he can have one.....cos theres no way in hell im lettin him smoke in le car.


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#169281 - 31st Aug 2007 11:00pm Re: 18yrs To Buy Ciggies [Re: MGCraig]
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I have some patches you can have for when he gets in the car with you lol

Saves you stopping lol
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#169304 - 31st Aug 2007 11:11pm Re: 18yrs To Buy Ciggies [Re: Mark]
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yea...ive told him bout them.....but he reckons they dont beat the real thing etc blah blah.....basically he needs to take his head out of his a**
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