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Want to reduce taxes? Eat less, stop smoking.

Posted by Colin Rose on March 31, 2010

The chickens are coming home to roost. $Billions are thrown at the disease care system (medical system) to treat preventable diseases of lifestyle, like obesity, hypertension, atherosclerosis and diabetes which account for at least half of the cost of the medical system; Quebeckers would rather pay more taxes than eat less and stop smoking. It would be political suicide for Charest to even suggest there was such a trade-off. So, people, if you really have to have your cigarettes, poutine, smoked meat and steamés, you will have to pay more taxes to treat the disastrous consequences of your self-destructive lifestyle.

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Say ‘ah’ and make a health ‘contribution’
kdougherty@thegazette.canwest.com KEVIN DOUGHERTY
The Gazette
31 Mar 2010

QUEBEC – Quebecers can look forward to paying a new “health contribution” and a 15-per-cent sales tax in 2012 under the budget Finance Minister Raymond Bachand brought down yesterday. “The initiatives we are announcing today will have little impact on…read more…

4 Responses to “Want to reduce taxes? Eat less, stop smoking.”

  1. […] What to reduce taxes? Eat less, stop smoking. […]

  2. […] What to reduce taxes? Eat less, stop smoking. […]

  3. Hi Dr. Rose,
    I was a former McGill student who is currently starting a blog sharing my post-Montreal dieting story. Do you mind if I use your poutine photo?

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