Better way to think of it:
Can that R100 000 bill spend on chemo be spent elsewhere better? Yes.
In most cases medical aid pays for it, so medical aids have to raise the prices, so you are costing alot of people alot more.
Who pays those bills when someone who can't afford it/not coverd is rushed into emergancy?
Have stoke, use an entire emergancy team's time and focus... time that could have been spent helping someone else.
Heres a better solution, every single smoker, take your monthly fix budget and send it to CANSA, then you'll be contributing more than your silly justification that sin tax "helps".
It's amazing the justifications the addicts have for their addictions.
Originally Posted by dualmeister
Yes you can, but there arent any laws for that (yet...) and we're talking about smoking particularly here.
Medical aids charge smokers more? News to me.As with any insurance scheme, those at a higher risk pay a higher premium. You're not paying more than you would have otherwise.
Law no. 1 of smoking: Never argue with a smoker that it's bad for them coz they don't get the reasoning