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Gordonomics - paying people to do things that are illegal: under age smoking.

Here we go again any excuse to piss away money
Children as young as ten are being given £15 in shopping vouchers by the NHS to quit smoking.
The youngsters must take a carbon monoxide test to prove they have kicked the habit for 28 days to earn the reward which can be spent in WH Smith, Argos, Boots or BodyShop.

Pregnant teenagers trying to give up smoking can also take part in another incentive scheme which offers £5 Asda or Co-op vouchers.

Shadow health secretary Andrew Lansley said the initiative was a waste of money which could even encourage children to start smoking.

'NHS money shouldn't be used to bribe people to do the right thing,' he added.

Six per cent of all children in England aged between 11 and 15 smoke as well as 15 per cent of 15-year-olds, according to anti-smoking group ASH, The figure has come down from eight per cent of 11- to 15-year-olds before the smoking ban came in.

The reward scheme has been set up by NHS Brighton and Hove, which said one ten-year-old smoker was already trying to earn the £15.

Health promotion manager Kate Lawson said: 'If someone stops when they are young they will feel the benefits immed iately and saves the NHS millions of pounds as well as saving lives.'

ASH spokeswoman Amanda Sandford said: 'Although it is encouraging that smoking rates are going down with youngsters the younger the person taking up smoking the higher the risk of disease such as lung cancer.'
We are run by cuntmonkeys without any fucking clue as to right or wrong. If children smoke, then take the damn smokes off of them an send them on their way with a clip about the ear. 

Since when did we reward them to stop breaking the law by smoking under the age of 16? Oh hang on this is the open door give council houses to Afganhi plane hijackers, hug a terrorist sell our people out scum who have no moral compas what so ever.

Oh an ASH should know better a non charity that takes a huge wedge of cash, pretends to be a charity and it run by yet more gravy train hogging New Labour voting cuntmonkeys.

Can no one spot that paying kids to smoke is just wrong?

5 people have spoken:

Oldrightie said...

They'll spend the cash on fags after 28 days!

Anonymous said...

£15 for giving up smoking! Just imagine what they could get for giving up shagging and drugs as well!

it's either banned or compulsory said...

I'll just imagine being a 14 year old non-smoker who hears about this from me baccy mates. What woud I do to qualify for the fifteen quid?

Fidothedog said...

It just amazes me the stupidity of these people.

The law is simple if you are under age you can not smoke.

Charge the newsagent for selling them, or the older brother for buying them for his relation or the chav parents for giving them smokes.

Simple smack around the ear and removal of fags will work wonders.

it's either banned or compulsory said...

Behave Fido, smoking was illegal when I were a lad but it didn't stop us buying a pack of ten ( between the six of us ) or, in desperation, the odd one or two from an unscrupulous " supplier".

My point was that if I were an non-smoking 14 year old I would invent my addiction so as to qualify for the £15 ransom which would do nicely for an eighth of 'you know what' ! TWATS.