Joseph Glass, Bellevue Hill, NSW

As an ex-smoker, I was inundated with negative emissions, and my cigarettes went from two to three dollars a packet to more than $25. The reasoning was that smoking created additional burdens on everyone due to the medical problems smokers had, as well as the effects on non-smokers from secondhand smoke.

Given the toxicity of nitrogen dioxide, the major pollutant that is emitted by VW diesels, it surprises me that a similar attitude doesnít prevail. The cost smokers bear should be applied to the registration cost of all VW Group diesels to give the same level of gratification to the remainder of the community.

Iím sure that all VW drivers would agree, and ultimately there would be a touch of flow-on to the manufacturers.