I've heard of some crackpot goverment initiatives in my time, but this idea for a Smoker's Licence takes some beating. Would it deter a single person from smoking? No. Would it be a bureaucratic nightmare? Yes. Would it increase the power of the State? Yes. Would it raise £150 million? Yes. Ah, I'm beginning to understand now... It's the brainchild of the Chairman of Health England, someone called Julien Le Grand. Only someone with a name like that could come up with such utter b*******. He describes the idea as "libertarian paternalism". ROFL. Nanny Statism gone mad, more like it. I need a lie down.