Both of my parents were smokers and when I was growing up it was unusual to meet anyone who did not smoke something.So I was like a lot of schoolboys and dabbled with the dreaded coffin nails a but I just got nothing out of it and I managed to avoid developing the habit. That said when my father was dying from M S the thing that distressed him most was that the staff in the nursing home would not let him smoke. He was bed bound nearly blind and wasted away yet it was the gaspers that he dreamed about. Now as I get older and watch my children grow older I am delighted to see that smoking is in very serious decline so I am glad to see that the habit is discouraged by this otherwise bad Labor government and that their plain packaging legislation has survived the challenge in the courts. from the tobacco companies.
Make the most of it Ray because this is one of the few time when I’m going to give this government the Iain Hall tick of approval!
- Tobacco companies lose court bid over plain packs (radionz.co.nz)
- Australia Passes Plain-Packaging Cigarette Law (bloomberg.com)
- Plain packaging for cigarettes would help Britain kick its smoking habit | Dan Poulter (guardian.co.uk)
- Plain pack: no more cigarette branding? (english.ruvr.ru)
- Tobacco plain packaging: cigarette companies lose Australian court case (guardian.co.uk)
- Quit, Cancer Council welcome tobacco win (news.com.au)