Surely Robin Edmonds (Smoke too dear, 26/4) can't be serious?

It is not just the loss of income if the Government reduces taxes on tobacco, it is also the cost to the NHS of smoking-related illnesses.

I would suggest that he makes more effort to give up smoking.

Before anyone says how hard that is, I used to smoke 50-60 a day but managed , with a struggle, to give up.

If I can, anybody can!

Gillian Smith