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Friday, September 14, 2012

Nanny Hates Fags - Blackpool Bans Smoking

As loyal readers know, Nanny really hates smoking.

This is of course rather odd, given that she derives a rather large amount of revenue from the duties imposed on fags and the taxes raised on the profits of the fag companies and the shops and supermarkets that sell them.

Anyhoo, despite the fact that we are in a major recession and (according to the media) the NHS is falling apart, Nanny's NHS in Blackpool has decided to spend some money erecting (there's that pre watershed word again folks!) signs in and around various parks and playing fields in the Blackpool area designating them "smoke free zones".


What a farking waste of money!

According to an article in last month's Blackpool Gazette, signs are already being installed in council-owned playgrounds, and now town hall chiefs are seeking to extend the policy to parks in full.

For why?

Some dodgy "research" has Nanny believing that second hand smoke in a public open space poses a serious health risk to.....yes, you've guessed it.....children!


How I loath that expression.

Now further bans are planned for Anchorsholme, GeorgeBancroft, Boundary, Claremont, Crossland Road, East Pines, Highfield Road, Kingscote, and Watson Road parks; Central Drive Recreation Ground, Fishers Field, Gynn Square and Whiteholme playing fields.

The park signs will be inscribed with the message:
To protect children this is a designated smokefree site.
The initiative is part of the “Altogether Now – a Legacy for Blackpool” health promotion campaign, which is a partnership between Blackpool Council, NHS Blackpool and Blackpool Football Club.

Pass the sick bag someone.

Coun Ivan Taylor, chairman of Blackpool’s Health and Wellbeing Board, said:
The idea is to protect the children who are on the playgrounds.

I don’t think it is reasonable for children who are playing to be suffering from inhaling smoke and to being influenced by seeing adults also smoking.

We’ll have to wait and see what the reaction is but I think most people would welcome the reason for it.

Smoking is a killer and we need to do all we can to discourage it.”
What a load of nauseating crap!

How about using the money to improve the quality of the parks by removing the drunks, addicts and other assorted scumbags who pose a far greater danger to the people who use them?

Has this guy never walked down Blackpool's Golden Mile, at around midnight on a Friday, where he can see some real "health issues" that need more urgent attention?

This is money being wasted on a non existent issue!

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  1. The wording of the signs, I would suggest, raises some doubt as to whether local Nanny has the legal powers to enforce such a ban....Does anyone know for sure?

    By the way, I am not now nor have I ever been a smoker but, if Nanny gets this type of thing through, she may come after others that behave in a way she hates.....What if she bans fatties from the park because they too may have some influence on the poxy kiddies and encourage them to over eat: I know it sounds crazy but it is the same logic.

  2. Anonymous11:34 AM

    I don’t understand it.

    The law of averages must mean that there are a fair number of councillors and members of parliament that smoke.

    Why don’t they stand up for themselves (and the smokers that queued up to vote them into power) and debate the issue properly instead of letting the health ‘experts’ push forward their agendas based on junk science?

    1. I suspect because the control freaks have a very clever response to silence any critics.......If someone said they don't accept the arguments, Nanny will say something along the lines of, "So you're in favour of harming children."

      We see this style of response all the time now.....It is very common in relation to so called child protection, national security, race relations, 'elf'n'safety etc. It is seen almost daily on the state's broadcaster, Al Ja-Beeba.

      We are sleep walking into something that's a cross between the old USSR and Nazi Germany.

      Won't someone think of the adults!

  3. @Tonk. No they do not have such authority. The limits of the smoking ban are laid down by Parliament ("...within 5 meters of any entrance ...enclosed working space") and public bodies (including hospitals) are not able to extend that in the same way that they cannot impose 30mph speed limts anywhere they fancy although some do until taken to court by a driver who knows his stuff.

    Anyone who gets harrassed by a Blackpool CPSO can safely ignore him.

  4. Anonymous1:13 PM

    "I don’t think it is reasonable for children who are playing to... being influenced by seeing adults also smoking."

    So, are they going to remove children from their smoking parents?

    Next logical step - sterilisation of smokers.