... to think up this bollocks.
The 'ban it all brigade' and the 'we will make your choices for you gang',have come together to put forward the proposal to ban persons born after the year 2000 from (legally) buying cigarettes or tobacco products.
Because prohibition works. It has worked so well with drugs hasn't it? It was so successful when America banned alcohol that they never repealed the law and you cannot buy a drink in the US at all.
No, that is wrong. So is this idea. Drugs are freely available without limit to anyone who can pay, or you can produce your own. Alcohol was prohibited in the US but after 13 years prohibition was lifted as it stopped no one drinking who wanted to and caused a massive uplift in crime coupled with a drop in tax revenues.
Plus, you can grow tobacco more easily than you can grow dope, so what's to stop any one from either growing their own for their own use or to sell on. This stupid idea should be kicked into touch but I bet it won't be. The opportunity to take more control over the individual is one that will not be passed over by politicians and the rent seeking scum that hang on their coat-tails.
Fuck 'em all