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ORAC
3rd Sep 2010, 08:23
Every little helps........ :8

'People should smoke and drink more’, says Russian finance minister (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/russia/7975521/People-should-smoke-and-drink-more-says-Russian-finance-minister.html)

Russia’s finance minister has told people to smoke and drink more, explaining that higher consumption would help lift tax revenues for spending on social services.

Speaking as the Russian government announces plan to raise duty on alcohol and cigarettes, Alexei Kudrin said that by smoking a pack, “you are giving more to help solve social problems such as boosting demographics, developing other social services and upholding birth rates”.

“People should understand: Those who drink, those who smoke are doing more to help the state,” he told the Interfax news agency................

Fire and brimstone
3rd Sep 2010, 08:29
You are preaching to the converted.

I have, personally, supported Butcombe Brewery in this capacity for the last twenty years.

PaperTiger
3rd Sep 2010, 13:36
Plus you're more likely to die younger (and happier) and not spend interminable years in the company of sad old [email protected] drooling and filling their nappies.

Lance Murdoch
3rd Sep 2010, 18:03
Beats New Labours preaching. Got told at an aviation medical that I drank too much. I don't expect that sort of advice when Im paying the doctor.