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Sheryle Moon sold out? Alliance of Australian Retailers (aka Cigarette Sprukers)

By ps 4 August 2010 32

Well known Canberra business person Sheryle Moon has jumped the shark well and truly by being the mouthpiece for the Alliance of Australian Retailers – a respectable name for an unrespectable cause.

See the Lateline story online.

Congratulations Sheryle on helping to perpetuate cigarette smoking in the community and amongst our children.

Retailers are purportedly saying that they will go broke if they can’t sell cigarattes.  Well we can’t have that, so why not let them sell whatever they need to to stay in business – drugs, guns – whatever it takes!

Sheryle – quit before you damage your reputation with this sullied lot!

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brumby54 5:23 pm 15 Aug 10

so lets have a look at the shops complaints. it will go broke if it gets plain wrapping on cigarette packs. gee thats a worry. i mean how dare the politicians send the shops broke after all how would we be able to keep the doctors in work. after all we don’t mind paying extra taxes for smokers to get medical help for their addiction. oh and yes and how are adults going to train their kids on how to smoke so they too can end up on the operating table at an early age. and how dare a govt deprive a child a lung full of passive smoke.and the unwilling.

Skidbladnir 12:35 pm 11 Aug 10

The Alliance is dying after only a week.

Good luck undoing the damage, Sheryle.

p1 12:09 pm 05 Aug 10

But surely the smokers like this cause the packets will be cheaper to produce and the manufacturers will pass the cost on to the consumer?

dvaey 11:45 am 05 Aug 10

Felix the Cat said :

affordable said :

lets plain package beer wine and spirits as well

I see what you are getting at with that comment but alcohol consumed in small amounts isn’t harmful AFAIK whereas tobacco smoke is in any amount.

Funny, that goes against the whole ‘2 drinks and youre over the limit, and will crash and kill all your friends and your neighbours dog’ advertising campaigns weve been hearing. Either its harmful or its not.

54-11 10:26 am 05 Aug 10

Sheryle Moon has gone the same way as Meredith Hellicar did when she joined the James Hardie board.

It’s a shame when women with business talent sell out to the dark side, and then whinge like hell with the lack of female representation on boards.

Sheryle, get your life and values back on track.

justin heywood 9:20 am 05 Aug 10

Labor supporters are on shaky ground here in criticizing the Libs for this.

Pokies, anyone?

Thumper 8:05 am 05 Aug 10

Of course Roxon is going to make sure McDonalds/ pizza hut/ Kingsleys/ hunger jacks/ etc now have plain wrapping, given you know, that obesity has overtaken smoking as the number one killer in the country.

I mean, surely she will?

Just a thought…

georgesgenitals 1:32 am 05 Aug 10

affordable said :

lets plain package beer wine and spirits as well

Cleanskins?

jakez 10:41 pm 04 Aug 10

I heard part of the interview on the radio and she sounded a little embarrassed about where the money was coming from.

I have no idea why though. For decades the violent thugs and authoritarians in the so called ‘public health movement’ have run roughshod over individual freedom and property rights and it is about time that the unfairly maligned fight back.

I’m talking about:
– tobacco companies who bring valued goods to consumers in the face of absurd invective from nanny state lunatics
– tobacco shops and grocery stores, trying to make an honest living by making a suite of products available for purchase to people if they so choose
– the good smokers of this nation who merely want to enjoy fantastic tobacco products and who pay far more in excise than they cost to the public health system
– non smoking freedom lovers who respect the rights of all adults to smoke, though they choose not to.

Sign me up, I’ll donate time and money to this campaign and I haven’t bought a pack of cigarettes in my life!

Felix the Cat 9:16 pm 04 Aug 10

affordable said :

lets plain package beer wine and spirits as well

I see what you are getting at with that comment but alcohol consumed in small amounts isn’t harmful AFAIK whereas tobacco smoke is in any amount.

Skidbladnir 8:03 pm 04 Aug 10

I’m less concerned about a group of industrial campaign donors taking a strange step like this than I am of massive numbers of people making below AEC threshold donations.
This kind of money is out in the open, so people can both see and follow it relatively easily.

The other kind, not so much.

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