Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
Member Login
Site Notices
9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 9/5/2010 4:30:34 AM EDT
http://web.orange.co.uk/article/quirkies/Russians_urged_to_drink_and_smoke_more

Russians urged to drink and smoke more

Russia's finance minister has urged his countrymen and women to support the country - by drinking and smoking more.

Alexei Kudrin called for increased consumption of tobacco and alcohol in a bid to boost the state's revenues, reports Metro.

"If you smoke a pack of cigarettes, that means you are giving more to help solve social problems," commented Kudrin.

"People should understand: Those who drink, those who smoke are doing more to help the state."

Russia, noted for its high consumptions of both cigarettes and alcohol, has among the lowest duties on cigarettes in Europe.

In June, plans to double the excise duty on cigarettes from 250 roubles, roughly £5 per 1,000 cigarettes, to 590 roubles (£12.49) by 2013 were outlined.

The comments by the minister seem to contradict recent government moves to control Russia's excessive nature and improve its life expectancy rates.

Link Posted: 9/5/2010 4:31:59 AM EDT
Back Asswards Ville
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 4:59:44 AM EDT
literally taxing the population to death...
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 5:00:51 AM EDT
Well, they have a low birth rate, so I can see how the extra drinking can help.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 5:25:03 AM EDT
Was it not a short time ago that they were advocating the opposite, due to Russia's horrible population decline?
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 6:04:00 AM EDT
From what I've seen and heard about Russians, this will be a difficult target to meet.

But you have to admire their willingness to set stretch goals.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 6:09:16 AM EDT
Why would a Russian want to increase their life expectancy?
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 7:33:33 AM EDT
Wow. could be brilliant a brilliant move by the Russians. If they did it here, there would probably be far fewer kids that ever started smoking or drinking.

Ya' know...there's kinda that streak of rebellion, and wanting to be all cool, special, and unique when kids start smoking, drinking, etc.

If the Gov't ENCOURAGED them to smoke and drink, they'd all be sayin' "Hey! fuck the Gov't and stuff!! I aint gunna smoke or drink!! I'll teach those bastards a lesson and live forever! Just for spite, I think I'll start running five miles a day!! That'll teach them to tell me how to live my life!"

Yeah...reverse psychology...brilliant!
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 7:42:12 AM EDT

The Chinese gov't recommended smoking more to its subjects a while back to increase state revenue.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 7:55:10 AM EDT
Can Russians drink more?


A friend went to Moscow a few years back and has hundreds of pictures of drunks everywhere she went.

Link Posted: 9/5/2010 8:12:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/5/2010 8:12:51 AM EDT by Troubl3shooter]

Originally Posted By Airwolf:
http://web.orange.co.uk/article/quirkies/Russians_urged_to_drink_and_smoke_more

Russians urged to drink and smoke more

Russia's finance minister has urged his countrymen and women to support the country - by drinking and smoking more.

Alexei Kudrin called for increased consumption of tobacco and alcohol in a bid to boost the state's revenues, reports Metro.

"If you smoke a pack of cigarettes, that means you are giving more to help solve social problems," commented Kudrin.

"People should understand: Those who drink, those who smoke are doing more to help the state."

Russia, noted for its high consumptions of both cigarettes and alcohol, has among the lowest duties on cigarettes in Europe.

In June, plans to double the excise duty on cigarettes from 250 roubles, roughly £5 per 1,000 cigarettes, to 590 roubles (£12.49) by 2013 were outlined.

The comments by the minister seem to contradict recent government moves to control Russia's excessive nature and improve its life expectancy rates.

I had to post this to facebook to remind my liberal friends how they're doing it wrong.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 8:14:18 AM EDT
Well, at least the Russians are honest about it. SC just hiked up cigarette taxes "in order to prevent people from smoking". I'd say that the real reason they did it was to increase revenue.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 8:14:35 AM EDT
They could just mine more gold from Siberia
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 8:21:42 AM EDT


have any pics of her tits?
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 9:45:59 AM EDT
I am sure that somewhere in the fine print Obama care has something like this in it.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 10:40:25 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Star_Scream:
Can Russians drink more?


A friend went to Moscow a few years back and has hundreds of pictures of drunks everywhere she went.



25-30 years ago. Russia had a HUGE alcoholic population due to Socialist Regime.
Bread, potatoes and toilet paper you had to get in line to get and pay dearly for, VODKA you could get from a vending machine on nearly every corner of Moscow for around $1 a quart.



at the rate we're going, Coming to an American city near you
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 10:45:32 AM EDT
Originally Posted By 901Mike:
Wow. could be brilliant a brilliant move by the Russians. If they did it here, there would probably be far fewer kids that ever started smoking or drinking.

Ya' know...there's kinda that streak of rebellion, and wanting to be all cool, special, and unique when kids start smoking, drinking, etc.

If the Gov't ENCOURAGED them to smoke and drink, they'd all be sayin' "Hey! fuck the Gov't and stuff!! I aint gunna smoke or drink!! I'll teach those bastards a lesson and live forever! Just for spite, I think I'll start running five miles a day!! That'll teach them to tell me how to live my life!"

Yeah...reverse psychology...brilliant!


Link Posted: 9/5/2010 11:01:11 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/5/2010 11:01:23 AM EDT by flyfishnepa]

http://web.orange.co.uk/article/quirkies/Russians_urged_to_drink_and_smoke_more
Alexei Kudrin called for increased consumption of tobacco and alcohol in a bid to boost the state's revenues, reports Metro.
"If you smoke a pack of cigarettes, that means you are giving more to help solve social problems," commented Kudrin.


ah yes, more money has always fixed social problems

Link Posted: 9/5/2010 11:03:55 AM EDT
What could possibly go wrong?
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 2:38:32 PM EDT
Hey, they're honest about it there... Smoke and drink more, the people that do help the country more. We tax the shit outta that stuff!
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 2:44:49 PM EDT
If it was not for the whole commie scum thing, it might be fun to move their.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 2:46:33 PM EDT
That's like fucking to prevent STDs.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 2:46:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By dog-meat:
http://web.orange.co.uk/images/ice/quirkies/smoking_and_drinking_photolibrary.jpg

have any pics of her tits?




say it with me "I am not in 4chan anymore"
Top Top