Category Archives: Tobacco Paranoia

Barry Soper: Plain packaging nonsense

What happened to freedom of choice. If the product’s legal, and of course tobacco is, then why shouldn’t they allow it to be advertised? And before they argue that it’s a drain on the health system, that’s surely covered by the excise tax paid by smokers. And if they do live a shorter life, then they won’t be a drain on the pension.

If there’s to be a level playing field, how about looking at that other addictive product that arguably causes more pain and suffering than fags – liquor?