Non-smoking consumers could benefit from cheaper life
Sainsbury's Bank has suggested. According to the group,
those people who have kicked the habit or have never had the inclination to
light up could expect to receive life insurance premiums of up to 48 per cent
cheaper. The group's comments precede the rolling out of laws later this year
which are set to make smoking illegal in public places.
Article date: 29/01/2007
Scene: Two men sitting under the
Brooklyn Bridge keeping warm by a small fire.
Michael: So will your children
benefit if you die in your sleep, Walter?
Walter: Yes, and so will I,
but only if I kick the habit!
Michael: I didnít know you
were a User, Walter?
Walter: Itís not drugs,
Michael. Itís just an occasional indulgence.
Michael: What! Are you saying
that you donít empty a whole bottle of cheap bourbon in one sitting? You can
hardly call that an Ďoccasionalí indulgence!
Walter: Itís not the drink I
need to kick, itís the habit of sitting with those; tea total, smoke-free,
cleaner than thou hypocrites that call themselves fellow insurance people. Now
roll me another nicotine patch so I can get a quick Ďlegalí gasp before we have
to go back to work at Sainsburyís Bank!