The anti-smoking lobby, led by Cancer Research and the Smokefree Coalition, has been busy encouraging people to lobby the government in favour of measures such as a ban on the display of tobacco in shops, plain packaging, etc etc. (This begs the question, what next? Are they going to put alcohol under the counter? Fizzy drinks? Confectionery?)
The consultation document even asks the question (on page 45):
"Question 12: Do you believe that more should be done by the Government to reduce exposure to secondhand smoke within private dwellings or in vehicles used primarily for private purposes? If so, what do you think could be done?"Private dwellings? You would think the government has better things to think about - like the forthcoming recession, fear of rising crime etc
Apparently the Department of Health has received something like 8,000 e-cards, the vast majority in favour of such measures. In response FOREST, the libertarian pro-smoking group has set up our own e-card and in the past two weeks has generated around 1400 e-cards opposing these measures.
If you would like to send an e-card opposing the measures click HERE.
Point of Info: I hate smoking, but take the view that as long it's legal, if people want to smoke, they should be allowed to.