An article went viral yesterday about the cost of a pack of cigarettes in Australia, $57 AUD ($38 US) and an Australian grandmother Judy Lawson posted an image comparing the cost of a packet of cigarettes to the equivalent quantity of food ( photo Judy Lawson )
Is this a tactic the US government should adopt?
The obvious reasoning for this is the cost that smokers and their related illnesses have on healthcare.
I am currently staying with some Australian friends and they told my their brother in law smokes around 1 pack a day, that's around $20,000 (AUD) a year...wow!
To read more of the article, it was originally posted on FB, but the London Evening Standard picked up the story and it and be read here