Banning tobacco displays

Alan Johnson told us that the display of tobacco products will be banned. It worked in Iceland at reducing teenage smoking rates so it will work here.

Hmm. Gosh, I wonder if the statistics hold up there?

Umm. No.

The statistics don\’t hold up. Such a surprise, eh? Government Minister lying to the public. Big news, eh?

Teenage smoking rates have been falling everywhere in recent times. In those places which did not ban tobacco displays and in those places which did.

2 comments on “Banning tobacco displays

  1. HM Government, desperate for more tax revenue, can’t really afford to ban smoking totally. Death or taxes? Hmmm…

    So this ‘plan’ to restrict tobacco displays is silly as it is comes a bit too soon after banning fags in public places. They should have waited a while, because after this I am not sure what the Government wiggle room is going to be when it comes to making ‘health gestures’ about fags.

    I get the feeling we might be getting close to no cards left to play at the Ministry of Nagging and Interference.

  2. “I get the feeling we might be getting close to no cards left to play at the Ministry of Nagging and Interference.”

    Ooo boy, you really don’t have much imagination, do you?

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