Smoking is stupid. It gives you cancer, heart disease, ages you, makes you smell and drains your cash.
I’m not saying it’s clever or healthy, how could I?
But seriously, it’s time to stop the persecution of smokers. We’ve given up airplanes, cinemas, workplaces, restaurants, wine bars, and pubs.
Gladly in most cases.
The pleasure of lighting up in all of the above places is something we used to love but we knew it couldn’t, and shouldn't last. Out of consideration for others and oursleves we gave up that right.
We’ve also put up with the constant price-hikes of the past three decades, shelling out more and more tax every time we buy a pack.
Going after smokers as though they were sadists lurking in among the good citizens of Britain has blinkered the government.