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Having lost both of my parents to smoking related illnesses I think there's another way of looking at this. The government would love ALL people to stop smoking as the money they would lose in tax would be less than that spent on cancer treatments, lung desease and other smoking related illnesses treated in our hospitals. In the long run they would save money. . .
However, I think it is a basic human right to do as you want as long as you're not hurting or disrupting the lives of those around you so using psychological torment to try and get people to quit smoking is purile. I wonder how long it will be before someone sues the government for psychologically disturbing them with these images?
The same goes for drinking! Why should I and others who like to go out for a drink be penalised because a few late night off licenses are serving kids alcohol who then go on and become a nuisance. Surely they would be better fining the off licenses for serving underage kids?
There has been talk/rumours about the NHS refusing to treat smoking related ilnesses. What do you think about that?