Good luck, Amigo!
With economic development, new companies create competition that eventually leads to the customer’s ultimate benefit. Cheers for free trade
"Only buy or fill up your car or truck in the early morning when the ground temperature is still cold. Remember that all service stations have their storage tanks buried below ground. The colder the ground the more dense the gasoline, when it gets warmer gasoline expands, so buying in the afternoon or in the evening….your gallon is not exactly a gallon. In the petroleum business, the specific gravity and the temperature of the gasoline, diesel and jet fuel, ethanol and other petroleum products plays an important role. A 1-degree rise in temperature is a big deal for this business. But the service stations do not have temperature compensation at the pumps."
Other tips in this post.
"A little bit more"
This millionaire couple, has taken it to the extreme. Instead of working harder and helping the poor as Rockefeller did, they decided to save on costs by enslaving their maids.
They made their two maids work for up to 18 hours per day and paid them only $100~150 per day. To make matters worse, all of it were sent to relatives overseas, leaving them with nothing and effectively deterring any attempt to escape. Cruel, huh?
Read the rest of the details in this link
I remember the time when I bought a pocket watch in, of all places, Jungfrau! Of course, Switzerland is the country where some of the finest watchmakers are. But why buy it on top of the mountain, where it is more expensive? Friends who learned about it laughed and said, you are such a tourist! Well, looking back, it was not a waste of money at all. The model that I bought has become a rare piece and is now worth a lot more than what I paid for.
Since I changed careers, my lifetime membership in an expensive gym has gone to waste. I am at least 25 lbs overweight and that’s not all most of my body seems to be starting to sag. I’ve been thinking of ways to go about weight reduction and I think exercise bikes are the best option. Thirty minutes a day in that machine seems to be a good idea I hope to be able to get one as a Christmas gift to myself. Hmmnn..
A well travelled millionaire complained to me once. “My teenage son has been to Vegas. When he was there, he was rubbing the fact to my face by singing on the phone Viva laaas Veeeegas!”. I told him, you spend most of your time traveling so why don’t you make a weekend stopover and get it done with. Vegas is a good entertainment capital even for short breaks. One need not go out of the legendary hotels in Vegas and still have the time of his life. Shows, casinos, etc, etc. It’s all there. Take a break.
"When you collide with a car while in an SUV, you land on top of the heap"-- well said.
In purchasing SUV's, will you go for a 4WD or a simple 2WD? In terms of price, 2WD's are cheaper and performance wise, a 4WD may not necessarily outperform the other.
If you drive in rough terrains, a 4WD will definitely be much better.
But if you are a like me, who spends most of his driving hours shuttling from house to the office, a 2WD is probably a more practical buy.
Walking around the mall this morning, I saw beautiful adjustable beds on display and remembered a Top Gear review of a certain German car that boasted a living room theme. Two of the hosts spent 24 hours inside the car and found nothing worthy of mention except for the front seats that extends the rear. In exasperation, the hosts remarked that instead of talking so much about a “Living room theme”, they should just have referred to it as “Adjustable seats”. Funny!
I have quoted time and time again that saying that, “All great wealth comes with real estate”. Then and now, those words remain to be true. With the subprime market on a decline, the game on the year is called “Where is the floor?” The rules are simple:
- Determine the lowest point that the market will go down to.
- Determine the properties that are most likely to appreciate most in terms of value.
- While waiting for the price to increase, treat the market as a rental property investment.
- Determine the peak price of the property and wait for the market to reach it.
- Sell the property with a very good profit.
- Give me my 5% consultancy fee--- WHOA!!!!
A friend found a new job and has to move to another state. For the meantime, he’s unable to party with his old friends since he’s preoccupied with packing everything that he had accumulated through the years. I told him the he need not be stressed out by such process and recommended that he services of a New York Moving Company. All that he will need to do is identify the things that he wants to leave behind and have the professionals take care of the rest. With so much time in his hands, he may then spend his remaining days in the state partying with us. Isn’t that the best advice ever?
With the holidays fast approaching, I decided to go on a vacation, once and for all. I’ve been working so hard these couple of years and perhaps, it is time to take a break. Starting Monday, I will be devoting much of my time preparing for the travel and the first order of the day is a term life insurance quote. It is not easy to experience any unforeseen medical condition while on travel and as soon as I get a new policy for the entire family, all that’s left are tickets and we are good to go.
Searching the web, we came up with Jesse Metcalfe (Desperate Housewives), Mike Tyson and Rush Limbaugh. All the other names that we found were cases of alcohol abuse and we didn’t want to write about it for we might end up the list.
Having a mom who’s approaching old age, and the fact that only early death can save me from getting old, this topic is something close to my heart.
People work all their lives to be able to raise a family or simply support themselves. It is quite ironic, that after having worked for so long, accomplished much and earned enough to become comfortable, they realize that a lot of things are not anymore so easy to acquire for them. Senior Life insurance, for instance, becomes so expensive and close to being unattainable as if, people are being penalized for still being alive. Well, in some states, that may be the case, but definitely in most countries, that is not the intention.
There is at least one site that features a directory of Senior Life Insurance packages that we can refer to. One beauty of this site is that it carries a number of life insurance companies that have different packages to offer to the clients. All that the client needs is to fill up a free insurance quote form and the company will determine the best company and package based on the amount of insurance needed, state of health and many other factors. The company even knows where to find insurance quotes for people who does not wish to go through an exam.
Take note of the company for your present and future needs. It’s called the Insurance and Investment Group.
Having an online presence should immediately be followed with the installation of a capability to do business online. And for most companies, a shopping cart software is a complete necessity.
It is truly a good to know that in the field of ecommerce software, there is a company that has simplified the management and utilization of shopping cart technology, without compromising on security. Ashop ecommerce’s software is web based and user friendly making it easy for any company to utilize. With their shopping cart software, the need to hire an additional IT personnel is eliminated and the prospects of increasing the company’s sales volume more than doubles.
My brother is the coolest kid in the entire block...
He has a top of the line set up and his recent addition, A Yamaha audio receiver makes the house sound like an expensive theatre. Neighbors always want to be in my brother’s good graces and be invited to watch a movie at home. Well, how about getting a good set of home theater furniture and charge on a per seat basis. Hahaha! That would be like running my own underground, members only theater.
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Yes, I have just given you one freebie for the week and I hope that you’d be able to use it. Just like most of you, I love bargains and being able to share life tips such as how to get a good item for lesser price is something that I very much want to do.
Where I come from, there is a place where you can get wholesale flowers. Truckloads of fresh flowers are delivered 24 x 7 and the place seems to feel fresh and smell so good. And that is despite the huge crowd of people buying stuff for their own stores. In that area, the prices are so cheap that it is not so difficult to either develop hatred for the flower shops or get the idea of putting a flower shop business yourself.
There’s a little boy hiding in every man. Well, that’s what they say and maybe, there’s a bit of truth to that. Take for example the huge number of adults who are really crazy over the new playstation 3. Looking at the device myself, I realized that the designers really went through a lot in order to make the games more exciting than ever. No wonder, the game is now included in today’s list of Toys for the big boys!
Why do the babies starve
There's enough food to feed the world
Why when there're so many of us
Are there people still alone.. - Tracy Chapman, Why?
While checking my Paypal account, I saw this ad of an online marketplace that provides the opportunity for ordinary people to invest by lending in entrepreneurs, mostly women from small countries.
The entrepreneur gets the chance to earn while helping those who, before he came, had no hope..
Check the site by clicking on the Micro Place Button (below)
There are so many things that change so fast. The best that we can do is try to Cope with it, as fast as we can
"I think that the risk of a recession is greater than people realize," James Dunne, chief executive of Sandler O'Neil & Partners, said at the Reuters Finance Summit in.
With home prices dropping, more people about to lose their homes due to unaffordable mortgages and sharply higher oil prices, the economy could be on the brink of slowing down, they said.
"I think there is a serious risk to the economy," Howard Lutnick, CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald, told the summit. - Yahoo News
In past articles, we featured energy efficient automobiles and now, let us showcase other earth friendly products and services.
In today’s world where renewable energy, energy conservation and clean environment are gaining wider popularity, here’s a site worthy of mention in this blog. Greenandmore.com features top quality eco friendly products that fits people’s requirements such as style and durability.
With Greenandmore, people need spend on dry cell batteries because it of its hand crank LED flashlight that does not lose power even when stocked for a long time. Is your home’s halogen security light costing you an arm and a leg? Get upset no more for the site offers basically the same performance but does cost anything to operate. In addition, the product does not require any charging and therefore experiences no downtime.
Some of the other products available in the site includes a rain water storage systems that can tapped for plant watering and other purposes, solar bags to power laptops and other gadgets and most notably, environmentally friendly furniture that were manufactured using energy efficient processes. By the way, the company is giving a 10% opening discount to all those who will use the COUPON CODE: GREEN10 until Dec 31, 2007.
The website also contains numerous tips on how to save and efficiently utilize energy, protect the environment and regular environmental updates. With its environmentally focused products and business practices, Greenandmore is worthy of mention as a wonderful site especially in this modern time.
The current price is about 29% increase to the price level five months ago ($65.89 per barrel).
Whenever there is a movement in oil prices, I always go back to the oil's real value which is estimated by experts to be at $182/barrel. At the rate that the prices are moving, I'd say that we're on our way.
Time to devout more energy to alternative sources of fossil fuel, alternative(renewable) energy and better fuel efficiency of our gas guzzlers.
The legendary Lee Iacocca claims that unfair trade practices cause the low sales of American in Japan. I beg to disagree. Other than better quality of Japanese cars compared to the US automobiles, compare the fuel efficiency of Japanese cars against the US vehicles. The result should be enlightening enough.
Joseph Ejercito Estrada, detained (or billeted) in a luxurious estate for six years, sentenced to a couple of life terms by the courts and yet to see the insides of a prison cell, was freed by her successor, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.
This is a mad mad world.
I pity the millions of poor citizens in one of Asia's poorest countries.
Consistent with my call for an end to Burma's violence, I now join a nonviolent opposition to the pardon, on behalf of the staring citizens of the Philippines.
Justice for the poorest of the poor!
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Americans Leonid Hurwicz, Eric Maskin and Roger Myerson won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences on Monday for work that helps explain situations in which markets work well.
The three researchers "laid the foundations of mechanism design theory," the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said.
"Mechanism design theory initiated by Leonid Hurwicz and further developed by Eric Maskin and Roger Myerson has greatly enhanced our understanding of optimal allocation mechanisms in such situations, accounting for individuals' incentives and private information."
Their theory allows economists, governments and businesses to "distinguish situations (that) work well from those in which they do not."
I would love to see Alan Greenspans reaction if ever he will watch the following videos.
ROUND 1: Started with both trying to measure each other. Pacquiao gave a few isolated combinations but back pedaled whenever Barrera countered. Barrera tried to explode a couple of times but stopped and readjusted after PAC has shifted his line. Winner? Hard to say.. Even?
ROUND 2: Barrera probably led it by a few points. He tagged the PAC with a few slugs that did not seem to hurt. As a fighter, I’d say it wasn’t much. But in boxing where points count, the Pac should not have allowed MAB to hit him at all unless he was using it to measure the distance and hit back with knockout punches.
ROUND 3: Barrera landed more solid punches but Pac wasn’t hurt. The Pac was unable to punch effectively.
It’s in this round though where I saw how fast Manny’s punches are. His 1-2-3 left-right combination punches all land within a split second. What sets this apart from the other fighters is that Manny’s punches are equally powerful. Barrera on the other hand has a very nice jab and footwork combination. He can dance around his opponent fast while landing powerful jabs.
ROUND 4: Pac found his distance and won this round. He landed better punches and frustrated Barrera’s counters. Barrera was also unhurt in this round and in my opinion; he could have landed better counters. I noticed that he seemed hesitant or perhaps, out of oxygen to be able to take advantage of the opportunities. An example is when Manny made the sign of the cross in the middle of the round and MAB just watched. Catholic or otherwise, it was the middle of a battle. It was a no quarters scenario. Hesitate and die!
ROUND 5: Barrera’s attention was again called for locking Pac’s head inside his armpits. I am starting to get the impression that MAB fights along the boundaries of legality. This also happened during the previous round.
Pac landed some heavy punches but that did not hurt MAB. In fact, MAB used the Pac blows as a springboard for his powerful counters that landed square in Pac’s jaw. These boxers have such solid jaws, the ordinary street thug would have been hospitalized many times over by blows that both fighter landed.
ROUND 6: Great explosions in this round. Both landed solid hits but my hazy recollection favored MAB in terms of number of punches that landed. However, Barrera’s solid hits didn’t seem to hurt Pac and it is in this round where he seemed to have started getting tired or weary from the Pac punches in the previous rounds. Barrera may have landed more solid punches, but I think this is the round where the legend started to fade. It probably explained the illegal armpit techniques in the previous rounds. MAB was getting tired. Again, as a fighter in the street arts, I would say that MAB’s punches were of no use. He seemed to have landed his best shots but it failed to knock his opponent. On the contrary, he hasn’t received the best of the Pac.
Despite that, the Pac still seemed to be awkward considering the fact that he routed MAB during their first outing. Being to overly cautious may have taken its toll on him.
ROUND 7: Same as round 6. It was at the end of this round when I noticed that the TV network (or whoever) seemed to have scored an overwhelming number of rounds in Pac's favor. I don’t believe it was that lopsided since the Pac hasn’t really exploded. He was either stopped by Barrera’s footwork or his overly cautious attitude was causing the delay.
ROUND 8: MAB was unable to counter as effectively as he did during the first few rounds. I got the impression that he was getting tired. Pac on the other hand, had none of the masterful attacks and counters that he displayed against Erik Morales in their 3rd fight. He scored with lunges and that could have been stopped by Barrera’s powerful jabs. Lucky for him, the MAB was unable to. If MAB had done that and followed with a good head combination, he probably could have stopped the PAC. This round again disappointed me since I’ve been itching to see a round of powerful nonstop exchanges. Who won? The TV commentators had it for Pac, I think.
ROUND 9: The PAC landed the better blows and again, MAB was unable to convert those hits as effective counter attacks. I think he’s tired but not that much. I say, the PAC was more powerful and had more air left in him. I’m now wondering where all those MAB’s pre-fight statements are, at this point. He talked so much about the Pac avoiding him for 4 years but he seemed to have not initiated attacks since round 1. I think he was just forced to be in the ring because of constant ribbing that he got from critics and the urging of his countrymen.
ROUND 10: MAB was clearly outclassed in this round. His dirty tactics were used more times in this round than the previous making me believe that he’s desperate. Clearly this is not the fight he declared to be personal and a revenge. He is as Morales said he will be, “A sissy who will be running away”. Clearly, I am disappointed. I was hoping that MAB will win via KO and Pac will be crying for a rematch.
ROUND 11: Good exchanges that almost knocked Barrera. MAB probably realized that he was losing so he became dirtier than ever. He punched Pac after the ref stopped them and that had the PAC hurting in the ringside. A point deduction was called on MAB. Thereafter, the ref was heard telling the fighters, “Clean fight. Clean fight!”. To me, it meant, “Keep it clean, Barerra”. It was really disgusting. That is no way for a champ, a legend at that, to behave. I could have called it an adrenaline induced accident but in the light of his tactics in the previous rounds, I’d say it was intentional. As a fighter, I know that pugilists react at a hint of an opportunity. It was dirty blood rushing this time.
ROUND 12: The TV commentators said that the MAB was holding out, waiting for that counter attack opportunity that will knock the Pac. I don’t think he can. Any fighter can be dropped by a sucker punch but the Pac can’t be downed by a single Barrera punch while in battle. The final round came to an end without fireworks.
Winner: The Pac via unanimous decision.
Nope, I didn't think this bout will be as good as the Morales- Pacquiao bouts so I didn't order a Pay per view. The delayed telecast has just ended and it's time for me to go to church.
Pacquiao won by a unanimous decision and I will be uploading a round by round commentary after dinner, tonight.
For the meantime, here's a news report.
UPDATE: ROUND BY ROUND COMMENTARY
Vamos a ver!
Stone's and insults are no match against the tanks and automatic rifles. They were never meant to be.
What sets this site above the competition is its function that allows the shopper to compare prices of games and decide which dealer to buy from. What a wonderful site!
I have not had the chance to closely check the type of rifle being used but the width of the magazines make me speculate that it fires 7.62mm caliber bullets. The soldiers are probably using the Belgian FAL rifles that chambers 51 rounds per magazine (the US M-16 use a smaller 5.56mm ammunition with 30 rounds/ magazine ). The FAL is arguably one of the deadliest rifles in the world. I dwelt a bit on this detail to illustrate the damage that it can cause on the delicate human flesh.
The photo is close to the actual size and the leftmost bullet is the 7.62mm. Imagine the damage that it can cause to the human flesh)
Stop the killings in Burma now. Bring the country under UN supervision until things have normalized.
I remember the days when France's grape harvests were also low and the market started noticing the wines produced in other countries. As a result, my personal favorites now include those that came out of Australia, Chile and South Africa. With Italy's grape problems, the world may start noticing new suppliers and wine varieties from other countries.
Well, diversity creates opportunities.
Today however, I checked out a unique dating site that I think will have a loyal following through the years. A dating/ social networking site for tattoo lovers. tattoo singles enable people who are into skin art to get acquainted and even end up tattoo dating, should they feel comfortable with the idea.
Those who would like to try the site can do so for free. All that’s needed is for one to sign up and load a photo into his profile. After the site has been verified and approved by the administrators, the new member start sending messages and getting to know the other members.
Tattoo lovers is a wonderful site for people who love tattoos.
“The ministry said the investigation is to clarify suspicions of criminal action that stemmed from a report by the state comptroller on Olmert's deal to purchase the house. That report came after a complaint was filed saying Olmert received a significant reduction in the price in return for expediting building permits.”
Flags courtesy of ITA's
Flags of All Countries used with permission.
They not only work for you, but with you, finding out what's important to you, then collaborating with you to come up with a plan of action. I thought they were a leader in order management systems, but it turns out that F. Curtis Barry & Company offer a range of services for a wide range of companies including warehouse consulting. I think you'll be surprised by what they can do for you and your company. I know I was.
The company’s success story started when Michael Dell started customizing personal computers for the end users. With his style, the customers got to pick the features that were appropriate to their needs at optimal prices. Based on what I saw in the company's web pages, I can say that DELL continues the tradition of offering personalized computers at low cost.
One’s visit to the website will reveal that a buyer is actually guided through a process that allows him to intelligently assemble the computer of his choice. In the end, the end user will get the feeling of having bought a customized personal equipment at the price of cheap computers. What a fine way to make a purchase.
While the endorsement is honest and something that and done without the need for anything, this site would like to thank Dell Computers for sponsoring this post.
"My feeling is that given the level of activity of negotiations in Geneva it is now doable, but saying something is doable is not saying it’s going to be done," he said on the sidelines of an international forum on aid for trade."
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Time to do something. Otherwise, the youth, where we bank the future of this country, will lead us to perdition.
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The company’s website details the process of how to avail of their services, specific information for each of the US States and all other necessary information. It is most important to know that they are available 24 hours a day and trusted by hospitals from all over the world.
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A couple of years ago, I read a few articles and heard some firsthand stories about people who suddenly became rich. The stories covered people who got rich because of a winning lottery ticket and a lucky streak in a start up business. Most of the stories were about those who were below middle class if not really poor. I initially typed “Dirt poor” but decided to substitute it with the word “poor”.
Most of the stories have horrendously similar patterns.
- Poor man becomes suddenly rich.
- Newly minted rich man mismanages his money (and his life, for that matter).
- Rich man goes back to becoming poor.
- And worse, the “Once Rich-Poor Man” is now in worse shape.
An article that I’ve read talked about a US survey on the lives of people a few years after winning the lottery. The result was very similar. Most winners end up being worse off, not only in financial terms but also in quality of life.
I have initially thought of offering my services as a financial adviser to lottery winners. I am very confident that my experiences in helping my bosses become a lot richer and most importantly, become successful will come in very handy. However, I backed off knowing that locating the the instant winners will not be so easy. Besides, the lottery winners will not want any “Stranger in suit” telling him how to manage his oodles of money. But with all the sad stories going around, perhaps, it’s time that I revive and push forward with this idea.
On June 2007, the UN declared: "As requested by the government of Iraq ... the members of the council agreed upon the continuation of the mandate."
It must be noted that even Russia, supported the extension.
Back in the US, there is strong clamor for the withdrawal of the US troops. Based on what the media has been showing, my impression is that people are demanding a withdrawal because of the US troops growing casualty list, a matter that in my opinion is attributed to strategic errors made by the US. It is a good thing that the US President, despite his unpopularity strongly stands for an extension and even strengthened the troops’ presence. But yesterday, he announced a withdrawal of 21,800 troops by next summer.
While I have previously posted my strong opposition to an early withdrawal of the US troops from Iraq ("You invaded it, you fix it!"), I believe that it is time to show the Iraqi government and its people that they have to get their acts together and handle their country’s affairs. Iraq is after all, their land. What made me revise an earlier position is my perception that the Iraqi government is not that serious in doing its role to rebuild a devastated country. This was made very glaring when their Congress’ strong position to declare a month long holiday while the country continues to be ravaged by widespread criminality, sectarian and terrorist violence. They even had the gall to call criticisms to their plan an "Interference".
This site believes in self determination of the Iraqi’s and echoes the call of its Foreign Minister when he declared:
“No Iraqi government official - indeed, no Iraqi citizen - wants the presence of foreign troops on Iraqi soil one day longer than is vitally necessary.”
During the past few decades, several past presidents of various countries have been charged for serious offenses that were allegedly committed while in they were office. The personalities include the past presidents of Thailand, South Korea, Israel, Indonesia and many others.
In my recollection, none of them have really been inside their respective country's jails for convicted criminals.
Let's see what the verdict this time, will be.
Since I started working, I have always mimicked a Pat Morita dialogue in a movie. As a Japanese cop being sent on assignment to the US and he joked, “It would be better if you’d be sending me to Honolulu, instead” Whenever, I use the same lines, I never failed to receive the same frown that Pat Morita got in the movie. For me, it always is very funny.
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The chief of the World Trade Organization is optimistic that an agreement within the next few months is doable and yet refuses to make a prediction. Such an attitude belies the true state of the negotiation which is, uncertain. The past several negotiations failed mostly because both sides refused to budge. The US insists that the developing countries should open their markets to agricultural exports but the other side rightfully contends that the US should first put an end to subsidies of American farmers. As previously discussed, the developing economies, which stand to endanger its local farmers by exposing them to products imported from the US and other developing states, will be at the losing end of such a deal. Uncompetitive US farm products will be able to penetrate and compete in foreign markets simply because of state subsidies. Economists call it dumping. I don’t know how the US, the supposed champion of free trade, is able to sit in the negotiating table with a straight face.
Reading my previous notes about this story, I realized that the DOHA round has taken a different form. Instead of it being a way of bringing the benefits of global trade to the less developed economy, it has transformed as a US opportunity to increase its market reach. The way I see it, it has become a way to unjustly fatten American farmers at the expense of poor countries.
"Cotton officials from Chad, Mali, Benin and Burkina Faso met to renew their campaign against foreign agricultural subsidies they say hurt their farmers and lower global cotton prices.I hope that the representatives of the poor countries will not be pressured and sell their countrymen. I also pray that the US will work towards the real aim of the DOHA round which is, to make poor countries benefit from world trade.
Burkina Faso's representative to the World Trade Organization, Moussa Niebe, says Africans are not looking for favors from rich trade partners.
"This is really a problem of justice," Nebie said. We are just asking them to respect the rules of international trade, the rules of the WTO [World Trade Organization], and the rules of the free market. "
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Despite the seemingly numerous benefits brought by the presence of the tobacco industry, as enumerated above, the costs are far greater. The serious tobacco related ailments can be transferred to offsprings and at this point, there is still no definite cure to it.
The senator is therefore correct when he advocated the imposition of heavier taxes on cigarettes. It doesn't matter if it is the manufacturer or the smoker who will be more heavily penalized for as long as cigarettes be made to pay for all the government and societal costs associated with it. Besides, there can be no greater deterrent to smoking withdrawal than high prices.
However, the government should be careful in determining the level of taxes to be imposed on cigarettes. Imposing too high a tax on tobacco might encourage widespread smuggling and that will effectively undermine the government's program. The major question that will arise will therefore be, how much should the government impose on tobacco products?