posted on Apr, 20 2012 @ 04:16 PM
Originally posted by TheMindWar
I am a smoker, and have tried to stop on a few occasions. I never give up trying to give up
That said, I do believe a total ban on cigarettes is in the offing. When I go to purchase cigarettes in the UK now we cannot see them at the counter
(its like that in most stores now). They are kept behind a shutter or "under the counter".
They've had that policy in Canada for years now. I can't even remember the last time I saw cigs in a store anywhere. ID is needed to show that
you're of age to smoke also, which is 18. ID is needed even to buy a lighter.
They have been rumors in parliament that they want to push for all cigarette packets to have no colored packaging. Many want all cigarette packets to
be plain white, or cream colored.
Better than what Canadians have to look at on their packs. There's a picture on the following thread.
They used to show a picture of a limp cigarette, that was my favorite.
I believe there is a serious drive to push cigarettes out of the UK altogether.
The question I am wondering is, when will they try to introduce this legeslation? And what will be the ramifications on civil liberties and the public
I know I get a little grumpy if I dont have a cig, imagine 500,000? Grumpy smokers!
Are you still able to smoke in work places, restaurants, bars, etc? If you are, they'll ban those places first.
People still smoke over here, but the numbers are way down, they make it difficult for smokers to find a place to have one, plus the cost is crazy.
I don't smoke, but I don't know how smokers can afford it at around $10 for a pack of 20.