"Health Minister James Reilly wants to see each cigarette cost 1 to drive home to smokers the dangers of their habit."
Reilly wants every cigarette to cost
Given how much smokers cost the state each year maybe they should be a euro a pop... And it would certainly put them beyond the reach of teenagers, but also for many "hardened smokers" who's only vice is a pack of smokes a day...
As a recovering smoker I think that this could be a step too far, the illegal cigarettes trade will flourish and smoking could almost become a status symbol "Yes, I can afford to smoke, so what?"..
What do you think?