Public health and environmental health look the likeliest sources. Shifting everyone to the equivalent of PAYE and taxing the biggest businesses must also be targets.
Posts Tagged: Smoking
Ben Bradley: To get the greatest benefit from extra NHS funding, resist the temptation to spend it all on hospitals
From community services and mental health treatment, to alleviating PFI debt, the extra cash must be used to prepare the health service for the future.
Holyrood has led the race for greater state intervention in people’s lives, and power has never felt more removed from voters’ concerns.
It wouldn’t be a “sin tax”, it would be a tax penalising people for stopping smoking. The Treasury’s greed would have outweighed its logic.
But some, perhaps many, Tory MPs have these tendencies – including one no less senior than the Prime Minister herself.
Albie Amankona: We need a real National Health Service – to make healthy living easy and unhealthy living difficult.
There needs to be a paradigm shift in policy and culture. Our state should work to keep us healthy and allow us as individuals to be responsible for our actions.
Peter Thompson: The inconsistencies, contortions and self-contradictions of the case for votes at 16
On what basis would they then be prevented from appearing in pornography? Should they then not be tried as adults and sent to adult prisons? And so on.
Criminal gangs are supplying counterfeit tobacco on a huge scale with a resulting impact on smokers’ health.
Despite public health campaigners coming round to the benefits of e-cigarettes, mixed-messaging is still discouraging people from switching.
Millions are spent on anti-smoking campaigners – while the most effective way to quit is being undermined.
In Hammersmith and Fulham, for example, the cost works out at £55,571 for each smoker who quit.
Hundreds if not thousands of pubs have disappeared because the people who used to enjoy a drink and a smoke together have gone elsewhere or stayed at home.
Staff should be allowed to vape at their desks.
A flourishing illegal market hurts public services, businesses, and communities across the country, which suffer when criminals are allowed to flourish by poor public policy.
New research reveals that a majority of the public believe anti-smoking measures have already gone far enough or too far.