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10 licence to smoke' proposed

Post  botswana7 on Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:09 am

Smokers would have to get a licence to light up under the plan
Smokers could be forced to pay 10 for a permit to buy tobacco if a government health advisory body gets its way.

Its chairman, Professor Julian Le Grand, told BBC Radio 5 Live the scheme would make a big difference to the number of people giving up smoking.

But smokers' rights group Forest described the idea as "outrageous", given how much tax smokers already pay.

An anti smoking bigot said it was the inconvenience of getting a permit - as much as the cost - that would deter people from persisting with the smoking habit.

"You've got to get a form, a complex form - the government's good at complex forms; you have got to get a photograph.

"It's a little bit of a problem to actually do it, so you have got to make a conscious decision every year to opt in to being a smoker."

A department of health spokeswoman did not rule out such a scheme as part of the next wave of tobacco regulation.

She said: "We will be consulting later this year on the next steps on tobacco control.

"Ministers are seeking input from a whole range of stakeholders." Mad

Main points on article above from BBC website. Message from B7 to Professor Julian Le Grand you can stuff your licence and smoking ban.

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Re: 10 licence to smoke' proposed

Post  redsunset on Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:18 am

botswana7 wrote:Smokers would have to get a licence to light up under the plan
Smokers could be forced to pay 10 for a permit to buy tobacco if a government health advisory body gets its way.

Its chairman, Professor Julian Le Grand, told BBC Radio 5 Live the scheme would make a big difference to the number of people giving up smoking.

But smokers' rights group Forest described the idea as "outrageous", given how much tax smokers already pay.

An anti smoking bigot said it was the inconvenience of getting a permit - as much as the cost - that would deter people from persisting with the smoking habit.

"You've got to get a form, a complex form - the government's good at complex forms; you have got to get a photograph.

"It's a little bit of a problem to actually do it, so you have got to make a conscious decision every year to opt in to being a smoker."

A department of health spokeswoman did not rule out such a scheme as part of the next wave of tobacco regulation.

She said: "We will be consulting later this year on the next steps on tobacco control.

"Ministers are seeking input from a whole range of stakeholders." Mad

Main points on article above from BBC website. Message from B7 to Professor Julian Le Grand you can stuff your licence and smoking ban.

Protest with B7

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This same guy has spoken on live radio, to Simon over at Forest, and admitted that he doesn't believe second hand smoke can cause harm. So where does this leave HM Gov?

This same Grand Guy, works for them as a supposed adviser. Seems to me that he couldn't advise humself on what he should say and what he shouldn't say. They are all f....g liars the lot of them.
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