Why not fund an Australian tobacco industry? We’re doing it for weapons

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The Australian government should consider setting up, or at least subsidise, a major domestic and export cigarette industry in Australia, even if the subsidies go to foreign companies or the domestic industry is run by foreign companies.

It would create jobs and promote exports.

Cigaretes 2b by Nicolo Filippo Rosso LLLLIf the demand for the product can be boosted here and abroad, the jobs created would outweigh any downsides.

True, cigarette smoking causes ill health injury and death, but, again, the flow-on job creation in the health industry needs has to be considered.

True, other than…

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