‘Tobacco Taxation in Australia’

“Even if you accept the argument that smokers impose significant costs on the healthcare system that need to be recouped via taxation, as soon as tobacco excise is used to fund something unrelated — whether it be Gonski or ship-building — it ceases to be about healthcare.

It’s about raising revenue to spend on other things.”

Originally published at www.youtube.com on April 17, 2016.