Fags, as we now know, are almost on the same level as cocaine (which itself is around as third as harmful as booze); although they are a lot cheaper than coke, and raise significant revenue for Nanny.
Anyhoo, Ash Scotland (the Scottish anti-smoking charity) recently called for a "consultation" on banning smoking in vehicles in Scotland.
Whenever I hear the word "consultation" spewed forth by Nanny and her acolytes, I instinctively reach for my sickbag. "Consultation" means that Nanny has already come to her conclusion, and is merely seeking a way to justify it to the media and the public.
Ash Scotland are of the view that fags are "Scotland's biggest killer".
Are they sure?
Wasn't Scottish Nanny recently saying that obesity was Scotland's biggest killer, or was it booze (the threat always seems to chnage at Nanny's whim)?
Ash Scotland have published their views in "Beyond Smoke Free", which calls for a consultation on introducing legislation to ban smoking in vehicles and the development of "robust" intermediate and endpoint targets (whatever that means - why is Nanny incapable of speaking in plain English?) to reduce the effects of passive smoking in the home and in vehicles.
Given how "dangerous" Ash believes "second hand smoke" in cars is, will they also be banning cars as well (given that the pollution from cars is far more detrimental to everyone's health and the environment than fag smoke)?
Oh, one more point, this proposal means that the hapless smoker will be able to light up as soon as he/she crosses the border into England. That rather makes a mockery of it doesn't it?
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