Friday, June 24, 2005

Banning smoking in public

The UK government's plans to ban smoking in public places and workplaces is an illiberal and pointless measure. What justification is there for imposing criminal sanctions on people for having a fag?

But it probably won't be as effective as the anti-smoking culture that already exists. Smokers are not only demonised, but self-demonising, believing their own habit to be dangerous and in need of restriction.

spiked-liberties | Article | The fag-end of public policy

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