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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 11, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 LETHBRIOGE HERALD Tuesday, June 11, 1974 V J 4 BATTERY RENTAL? You can now rent your bat- tery needs for any seasonal equip, for any 4 month sea- son. EXAMPLE New 12volt New 6volt LETHBRIDGE BATTERY CO. 217-12 St. 'B' S.. Lethbridge Phone 327-5587 By MICHAEL ROGERS Herald Staff Writer "Warning The Department of National Revenue advises that danger to your wallet increases with amount smoked That should be written on the side of every pack of cigarettes Ever since that flood of cancer threats from cigarette smoking a few years ago I have wondered how many people quit smoking from fear of dying of cancer There have been newspaper stories, long boring reports by doctors few smokers ever heard of and frightening advertisements on television and radio But no one ever mentions the money that could be saved if one were to quit smoking A pack a day almost a dollar a day That adds up More than a year from each smoker goes to the federal government, the retailers and the producers All the smoker gets is a hacking-morning cough and an empty wallet The price of a pack of PINZGAUER AMIGO NORMANDIE CONQUEROR BLONDE d'AQUITAINE HANNETON Semen Available from all Breeds Semen Distribution and Custom Collection Full line of A.I. Supplies and Nitrogen. I.I Southern Breeding Centre Brin Thompson B.Sc. Production Manager T.L Church, B.S.A. D.U.M. General Manager Specialists in Superior Semen P.O. Box 357, Lethbridge Phone 328-9671 smokes is increasing all the time but the amount of tobacco in each pack remains the same about nine cents worth Somebody is making a pile I could spout out a long list of statistics about cancer deaths caused by smoking car accidents caused by smoking and there are probably even statistics somewhere listing broken marriages caused by cigarette smoking But I don't think that s going to convince anyone to quit Even all those nick- names given cigarettes, such as killer weed, coffin nails cancer sticks, lung liners, nicotine sticks fags and butts, though they aren't very pleasant names don t seem to have anyy affect on people anymore Maybe they never did In spite of all the warnings about smokers health nicotine sales continue to rise every year A report from the tobacco industry shows cigarette sales in 1973 increased 2 9-per-cent over 1972, to a total volume of almost 55 billion cigarettes Cigar sales were up 7 per cent with some 609 5 million cigars sold Pine cut tobacco sales for roll-your-own cigarettes totalled 16 2 million pounds That's a lot of smoke The contribution of the Canadian tobacco industry to federal and provincial governments' coffers increased again in 1973 with excise, sales, and corporation income taxes totalling more than billion Retail sales of all tobacco products in 1973 was million compared with million for 1972 Of the 1973 total million went to federal excise and sales taxes million went to provincial taxes and million to corporation income taxes Numerous proposals to ban smoking in public places and to segregate non- smokers from smokers are being made every day Despite this generally negative environment about six million Canadians continue to smoke and the volume of cigarette sales continue to increase Let s face it, smoking is a drag It seems to me that government departments and other organizations bent on getting people to quit the ugly habit should change their outlook Attempts should be made to convince Canadians that during this period of the high cost of living and dying smoking can cause the wallet severe pain, and in some cases near destruction Nobody likes giving money to the government squeeze enough out of us as it is Instead of buying a pack of lung .liners, next time put the dollar bill in an old tobacco can and when it accumulates put to work for you Next time you hear that old favorite "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes on the radio don't think about your lungs, think about your pocket book Excuse me while I light another cigarette People who now find themselves paying higher prices for beef and pork don't seem to remember, or never heard, that as recently as 1971 the farmer received only 18.4 cents a pound fcr live hogs 66O Forage Blower Fill big tall silos fast with the GO inch fan on tht Alhs Chdlmers 660 Forage Blower A 12 inch auger fetds large tonnage smoothly into this brute of A blower control s'ar wheels (optional) kick out slugs and equali7e crop flow to fan If it s big capac ty you need this is the forage blower for you (t s one of the reasons Allis ChalmS'S is having iti biggest year ever ALLIS CHALMERS FARM MACHINERY HESSTON HAYING EQUIPMENT 214 -31st Street N. 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