MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN
The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) has sent us from up high the latest diktat about smoking in hospital grounds.
Unworkable, expensive and above all cruel. Dying patients who may have a month, a week or a day to live will not be wheeled out in nighties and pyjamas with drips attached to enjoy one last cigarette. So last Wednesday I appeared on BBC Radio West Midlands, BBC Radio Leeds, BBC Radio Three Counties and finally BBC Radio Northampton.
It was announced last week the government is going to reopen the plain packaging debate with a review led by paediatrician Cyril Chantler.
It looks like David Cameron is doing the most perverse U-turn after the public consultation rejected the proposals, and the evidence from Australia is that smoking rates are unchanged but smuggling is up. £millions of our money being wasted. Even more reason to dislike the tobacco control industry.
Finally, I have recently been writing for the publication Trending Central.
My latest articles are about a possible alcohol ban in restaurants and pubs, a plea to cut taxes on the poorest., and how the UK's Plain Packs U-turn disregards both the science and the evidence.
Chairman Freedom To Choose