Quitting smoking: Higher taxes or e-cigarettes?

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Electronic cigarettes

Opinion: Quitting smoking.

by Peter Petterson

Giving up the fags? Taxes or e-cigarettes, what is the best method to encourage smokers to quit? NZ has used taxes for a number of years. I don’t know how effective taxes have been, but Australia is considering using plain packaging and e-cigarettes as a method to encourage their smokers to quit. When I gave up smoking in 1991 I used neither. I used plain old will-power backed up by nicotine patches. I gave up smoking in ten weeks and have never smoked another cigarette since. I do miss my Christmas Day cigar though. It is very important to be psychologically prepared to quit. As I tell people, it is all in the mind, and that is true. So think about it?

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/9569478/Cigarette-taxes-jump-10-per-cent

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-29959379

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-15815311  Australia sued.over plain packaging.

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