"Smoking is the largest single cause of preventable illness and premature death in the UK."The key to this sentence is the use of the word 'preventable', of course. Yet what has our terminally-retarded government got in the pipeline? Well, as Leg Iron concisely observes on hearing the news that e-cigs are to be banned:
The one thing with the real potential to eventually replace tobacco consumption altogether? The one thing that lets smokers smoke without any risk at all, real or imagined, to themselves or others?Yep. An innovation which had every chance of helping to deliver their fabled 'smokefree society', and the self-appointed guardians of our public health have farcically moved to kill it off. It's what tobacco harm reduction professionals describe as the best way to maximise cigarette sales.
No. We can't have that.
They seriously have no fucking idea what they are doing in SW1, do they?
ADDENDUM: It seems I was correct about this back in December.
Are UK politicians as quite stunningly dense as those in New Jersey? We shall see, but secretly you know that I'm going to be back here very soon pointing out that they are, don't you?