Monday, 28 November 2016

Still no evidence of a slippery slope

As we all know, the idea that the anti-smoking movement is a precursor to nanny state regulation of what we eat and drink is an evil myth spread by the tobacco industry. As Simon Chapman, Deborah Arnott and many good, honest tobacco control experts have tirelessly explained, it is a baseless scare story. Tobacco is a unique product, etc.

Now that we've cleared all that up, let's take a look at what was said at the WHO's recent anti-tobacco conference by Dr Vera da Costa e Silva, the head of the Convention Secretariat on Tobacco Control...

We are also watched by sugar and alcohol products manufacturers, who see the tobacco control movement as a precursor to threats they now face from public health campaigns. These industries fear a united international community acting on behalf of consumers. In the coming days, I hope their fears will be fully justified as we take further steps to end the tobacco epidemic.


As Johnny Rotten once said, do you ever get the feeling you're being cheated?

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