The Costs of SmokingFebruary 9, 2008 Tim WorstallDrugs2 CommentsIt is well known that smokers tend to subsidize non-smokers because the former pay so much in taxes and die before they can collect their due in social security and Medicare benefits. previousIs Martin Kettle a Cretin?nextSharia Law 2 thoughts on “The Costs of Smoking” dearieme February 9, 2008 at 7:56 pm The nastiest consequence of the ban on smoking in pubs is its dreadful effect on pub beer gardens. Whereas before, the smokers were shreiking and polluting indoors, last summer they moved outdoors, disturbing the civilised folk. john cramer February 9, 2008 at 11:30 pm Smokers take up space that would be better occupied by people who didn’t need such drugs. They induce others to smoke. They demand all sorts of accommodating from society. The even smoke near the children. Now that must mean you are in the wrong. What about th children. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.