Te Kāea - Tobacco Tax Increases

A very interesting article. While people at the select committee debate the merits or otherwise of tobacco tax. Maiki Sherman a reporter at Maori TV brings us a very human story about the battles of George Jordan with his tobacco addiction. The rise in tobacco taxes and the massive costs forced George to explore other options in order to continue smoking. He even grew his own tobacco which provided him with 7 months supply. However, once his supply dwindled, he was forced to pay. His last comment is very poingant. "I know there are a lot of old schoolers who will just keep paying. I thought I was going to be one of those (people), but, no, it was too much in the end (the cost). 

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