I am a firm believer in the "Live and Let Live" saying. People are free to eat, drink and smoke as they wish and whenever they see it fit, within their own beliefs and habits. We can almost all agree that smoking however is a deterrent to good health, causing the smokers and the non-smokers serious health conditions. We also know that the health system is suffering from lack of funding and is sub-par to what it should be nowadays in country like ours. Having stated facts, I'd like an intelligent and constructive feedback on this: Would you support raising considerably taxes on smoking products (cigarettes, cigars, etc..) accross nation rather than doing so in other areas like income tax ? Would you raise it to 50% ? The increase would help fill up the registers in the health system, encourage people to smoke less for financial reason primarily (secondly for health conscious), and enable people to earn more (regardless if you smoke or not). I appreciate intelligent answers.