that statistics can mean anything that anyone one wants.
there was a great one in the daily mail the other day.
Do smokers pay more in tax than they recieve in benefit from the nhs?
Yes. in an average year a smoker pays 950 quid of tax and receives 150 quid of nhs benefit.
shame they didnt point out the mutliple thousands it costs the year they die of lung cancer.
or indeed the people who die from passive smoking :)