Continuing my tirade against a hypocritical Anti-smoking Bill proposed by Anbumani Randoss (see previous post)
The ultimate nanny state, good ol’
The Telegraph Online publication headline reads:
Alan Johnson, the Health Secretary, unveiled the move conceding that the written warning was loosing its impact.
By the end of next year, every cigarette packet must carry one of 15 stark images on the effects smoking can have on the human body.
One image shows a pair of healthy lungs next to diseased organs, with the warning: “Smoking causes fatal lung cancer.”
Firstly, kudos to the English Minister, at least he had the cajones to raise the bar higher. Our bureaucrats were left yelping “Ji Mantijee’ helplessly as the invertebrate minister went ahead with his diabolical scheme of ‘doing nothing’ .Nothing substantial at the least.
Here’s an idea Anbu, why don’t you put your money where your mouth is and do something real, than merely harping about public health.
But, the real conundrum lies in the fact that he can do very little to make others quit smoking with his warnings and ‘danger’ signs. Even the distinguished gent (sic) from
News flash messieurs, they know what’s wrong with smoking and that they are headed towards a bleak pus-filled-degenerating-lunged future and also bad breath to add the very least.
Smokers will quit when they want to quit. When they really really want it for themselves. Their reasons may be varied but that’s the general idea.
So quit preaching and leave the smoking masses alone to rot in their tobacco stench, till they want to rise above the smoke cloud and see the world around them.
Did some one say 1984?
Also see the really sick pictures in the link featured in the article linked above. It’s a treat…