UK gov advisor proposes licence to smoke

#3
I'm not a smoker and don't really like smoke, but I have to say I think the atmosphere in my favourite local back at home isn't as good since the ban.

Anyway, if people want to smoke then they shouldn't have to get some fecking license. Jesus.

If you tried that shite on with the frogs there would be another revolution!
 
#4
Perhaps UK government advisors should have to have a license to spout garbage at taxpayers expense. 10% off their index linked pension every time they spout garbage. Maybe shut up a few of the MPs as well.
 
#5
What a bloody good idea, of course, nobody would smoke without a licence!

Maybe we could follow it up with a drinking licence, or a bopping-old-grannies-about-the head-licence, imagine, it would earn revenue AND cut crime!

Truly the path of our Liarbour masters is as a way unto enlightenment!!
 
#6
Oh aye? And in the meantime Brunstrom advocate legalising all drugs.....

Try that and there will be a revolution, even if I have to do it all on my lonesome.
How much was this fecking moron paid to spout this crap?
 
#7
telegraph said:
Dr Chaand Nagpaul, GP representative on the British Medical Association’s public health committee said the idea was a non-starter and completely unworkable.

He said: "I find it extremely worrying that a former Government advisor is making suggestions like this. It doesn’t bode well for the sort of the advice the Government is getting."

Dr Nagpaul said ministers would be better off taking advice from doctors, nurses and patients instead of 'arm-chair policy theorists’.

He also pointed out that for each smoker to see their GP every year to have their permit renewed would take up 25m appointments annually and rob millions of sick people of the chance of seeing their doctor.

He also rubbished the idea that doctors would sign off a smoker as at low risk of health problems related to their habit because it is impossible to tell.

"The biggest problem associated with smoking is heart disease and the damage smoking does in relation to that is invisible until someone has a heart attack," he said. "The idea you could say to one person smoking is unlikely to affect your health and tell someone else it is, is impossible.
enough said.
 
#8
exbleep said:
Perhaps UK government advisors should have to have a license to spout garbage at taxpayers expense. 10% off their index linked pension every time they spout garbage. Maybe shut up a few of the MPs as well.
Might bankrupt a few of the tw@ts as well.
 
#9
jarrod248 said:
Soon smokers like myself will be 'Using' in Crack dens being busted by the Police, we'll be hanging around phone boxes phoning dealers for Silk cut.
If I was "using in a crack den" the last thing I'd be phoning for would be Silk Cut, bleeding perforated pointless things. :D
 
#10
Has no one picked up yet Julian Le Grand , sounds a bit fcukin French to me, any wonder he wants to scupper all us Rosbeefs coming and buying cheap tabs in his country and deflowering the local "fauna" !
 
#11
Well it would save the country being backrupted the princple civil serice pension is the biggest signal waste of tax payers money in the country iits unfunded. It just comes out the tax payer of the days tax each year cost more than the armed forces a year. People that joined before july this year get half salery at 60 and if live to a normal age for a 60 year old to live to and have had a normal career will get more in retirement than when at working if they have just meet the minum qualifing years.

True the army scheme is also unfunded the officers is a bloody joke 16 years for full pensions and they are already overpayed for the caliber of person and the risk reward ratio.
Infantry are under payed and have to work 22 years and face a crazy risk level so it seems more than reasonable that they should have an unfunded tax payer of the day final salery type pension.

Civil servant are just fat imoral leechers traitors in a sense, with doddgy handshakes its the corruption of senior civil servants that mean nothing can ever be done in the uk.
 
#13
As someone who has been a smoker for more than half his life, I wonder if this might not actually be a good idea?

This is what I would do: I would make people born after a certain age (for example people who will turn 18 next year) get a special I.D. That is, if you buy cigarrettes you have to show it to the salesman/woman before they allow you to make the purchase.

Said license would cost you an exorbitant annual fee.

I hate smoking, and yet I do it more than fifteen times a day. One of the worst decisions I ever made my entire life was to start. I was young and stupid then.

Now, I'm just stupid

Some would say, "then just quit."

If I could, I would have by now.

Goverment encroachment into my personal life? Maybe. But if it would save the next generation from itself and big tobacco and it's lobbyists, then so be it.

When the final history of tobacco is written, a lot of people will be very angry because they will realize they were part of one of the biggest scams ever perpetuated on humankind.
 
#14
TAcont said:
Yes they should they just ban it outright. They do like mucking about with daft prices and anoying ads.
Prohibition doesn't work though: didn't work with alcohol in the US and isn't working with "drugs" here. Give people accurate information then treat them as adult enough to make their own choices.
 
#15
_Artemis_ said:
TAcont said:
Yes they should they just ban it outright. They do like mucking about with daft prices and anoying ads.
Prohibition doesn't work though: didn't work with alcohol in the US and isn't working with "drugs" here. Give people accurate information then treat them as adult enough to make their own choices.
Oh, and you can tax them too
 
#16
PassingBells said:
_Artemis_ said:
TAcont said:
Yes they should they just ban it outright. They do like mucking about with daft prices and anoying ads.
Prohibition doesn't work though: didn't work with alcohol in the US and isn't working with "drugs" here. Give people accurate information then treat them as adult enough to make their own choices.
Oh, and you can tax them too
Tax them, disassociate substances from criminality, regulate quality, remove some stigma from addicts, etc etc.
 
#17
If the point behind licences is to make people think twice about smoking, it won't work. You need licences for cars and motorcycles, but doesn't stop people from driving them.
 
#18
It won't work, but think of all the lovely new rules you can invent, and a new bureaucracy you can create to regulate the smokers. With a little bit of ingenuity, it must be worth 10,000 additional civil servants.
 
#19
Oooh, a license! Will it cost £200? Bring it on. A license to watch football, drink lager and shop at Tescos should really drive the message home too. Then people will finally realise that this bunch of totalitarian cnuts need overthrowing.
 
#20
...........nothing to do with health. It's simply a scheme with the intention of boosting the government payroll (and hence electoral base) by employing more non-productive and totally valueless civil servants.
 

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