Nanny Knows Best

Nanny Knows Best
Dedicated to exposing, and resisting, the all pervasive nanny state that is corroding the way of life and the freedom of the people of Britain.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Fadism At Its Worst

Fadism At Its Worst

Doubtless you are all aware of Nanny's obsession with banning smoking. The fact that a large number of health care professionals smoke, drink and take drugs is conveniently ignored.

It seems to be a case of do what we say, not do as we do.

Up until now, you may have been forgiven for thinking that at least the policy of banning smoking was based on some form of credible scientific evidence.

Maybe not.

The president of the Faculty of Public Health, Prof Rod Griffiths, is coming to the end of his first year in office.

He has aired his views on banning smoking.

He is quoted as saying that the Department of Health in England is now in the awkward position of appearing to defend the rights of smokers. The public health community would have to work hard to bring this situation to an end, to ensure all workers are protected from harmful second-hand tobacco smoke. Without a comprehensive ban, England will begin to look incredibly "out-of-date", he said.

Quote:

"If we can have a ban on smoking in New York and San Francisco then we can achieve a ban anywhere. Scotland and Wales are making moves in this direction and England will soon be looking very out-of-date. London is possibly the most cosmopolitan city in the world and it ought to be leading the way on this."

In other words, he is trying to implement a health policy on the simple basis that because others do it we must follow suit.

How very scientific!

Fadism at its worst.

3 comments:

  1. Anonymous2:37 PM

    I think the one word that could explain this best is "MOO". What a bunch of cattle.

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  2. Maybe a full review of the drug laws is needed. Lets illegalise booze and fags and bring in ecstasy and cocaine instead for a change!

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  3. I fear the day that laws are dictated according to what is fashionable.

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