[...] the “domino theory” i.e. that once a measure has been applied to tobacco it will be applied to other products is patently false.Others make equally daft claims along the same lines.
Myth #7: It may be tobacco today but other consumer products will followBecause, you see, the examples of how patently unfalse it all is just keep piling up.
FACT: Tobacco is not like any other product, it is the only legal consumer product on the market which is lethal when used as intended. That is why the UK and over 170 other governments have signed up to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control which places legal obligations on governments to strictly regulate tobacco products. Plain packs for tobacco will not therefore set a precedent for other consumer products.
The United Nations now put their size 9s into ASH's molars by advocating supra-national interference in the consumer/producer relationship towards certain foods.
50 (c) Adopt statutory regulation on the marketing of food products, as the most effective way to reduce marketing of foods high in saturated fats, trans-fatty acids, sodium and sugar (HFSS foods) to children, as recommended by WHO, and restrict marketing of these foods to other groups;Like a Framework Convention for Food Control, do you mean? How novel! So HFSS foods are now as unique as tobacco.
(d) Impose taxes on soft drinks (sodas), and on HFSS foods, in order to subsidize access to fruits and vegetables and educational campaigns on healthy diets;
52. WHO, in discharging the mandate assigned to it by the General Assembly, should
(b) Consider the findings of the present report in preparing recommendations for a set of voluntary global targets for the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases.
Nope, no domino effect there either (according to state-funded pharma shills). Obviously.
H/T Stateside David G, who misses nuffink.