Non-smoking consumers could benefit from cheaper life insurance premiums.
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
Michael: I didnít know you were a User, Walter?
Walter: Itís not drugs, Michael. Itís just an
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!