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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Nanny Bans Fags - Lansley Talks Bollocks



I see that Nanny is pushing ahead with her oft stated plans to require fags to be sold in plain packaging.

The "logic" being that people who smoke, or are tempted to smoke, will be less tempted if the packs are "boring".

So let me get this straight, Nanny thinks that the "exciting" packaging on fag packets is one of the prime motivators for people to smoke?

Fag packets are boring, no matter what is on them. Short of doing a "Tenants", and putting photos of girls in bikinis on them, there is nothing that a fag manufacturer can do to make them so "titillating" that people would start to smoke simply because of a logo or design.


Nanny's soon to be sacked Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley, claims that his mind is "open" re plain packs (a politician with an "open" mind, there's a novelty!). Hence he is launching a "public consultation" over the idea.

Make your views known here: Lansley's Consultation.

Don't forget though, that whatever the "consultation" concludes, Nanny will do what she has already decided anyway.

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9 comments:

  1. I don't know why they don't just combine outright honesty and a little bit of reverse psychology:

    "Hi, I'm David Cameron and this is a packet of cigarettes. I know we say in government how much we want people to stop smoking them but if that was really the case we'd just ban them. The truth is: we get a lot of money when you buy a packet. A lot of money. And, as you know, the country's in a bit of a state right now and could do with that money. So, here's the deal: we're going to add 5% to the price of a packet every week from now on and, in return, we'd like you to keep smoking - smoke more, if possible - and consider taking the habit up if you're old enough and have enough money to give to a good cause to do so. In this way you'll be helping the country out. Every smoker you see is a good citizen trying to help pay for education, roads, the environment, and so much more. Be a good citizen and smoke for your country."

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  2. I would think that the more mystical you make anything, the more kids will want to do it.

    I watched the state's broadcaster's news channel and Sky News yesterday for a couple of hours. I saw that one group wants fags banned, a group of doctors want fat taxes, someone else wants jump racing banned.....The list went on and on but, it soon became obvious that the one thing each of these single issue people/groups had in common, was the need to impose their beliefs and ideals onto everybody else. Why do these types of people always want to boss others about?

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    1. I think that there are a lot of people in Britain who have no real sense of purpose or self-value, so they have to prove themselves by bossing people around in a completely destructive fashion.

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    2. Yes, they are called politicians

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  3. Anonymous12:54 PM

    I wonder how many people actually decide to one day take up smoking and then wander into a tobacconist to compare the labels on cigarette packets.

    My first cigarette was given to me by a friend and probably several subsequent ones were accepeted by me before I finally brought a packet.

    From there onwards it was 10 No6 or 5 Park Drive if I was skint.
    I really couldn't give a fuck what colour the packets were.

    Do these dimwits think that SuperKings are one of the leading brands due to there packaging?

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  4. Anonymous1:23 PM

    A politician with an open mind? The best way to open a politician's mind is with a felling axe.

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  5. I have just worked my way through that survey; and, quite frankly, as far as I could see, the questions are all slanted towards plain packaging. So this is not a proper survey at all, just another bit of specious rubbish so that Thee and Me can feel warm and cosy because we were included in the cosultation process.

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  6. A 'Public Consultation' is not consulting the public, it is consulting those you choose to consult and letting the public know.

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  7. Anonymous4:28 PM

    Lansley's a c-u-n-t

    simples!

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