But I expect them to be stupid in certain ways dependent upon party.
Unlike high-fat foods or alcohol, there is no acceptable level of consumption of cigarettes.
Bollocks. One or two a day can not only be “acceptable” but positively beneficial. It’s entirely possible (no, not for everyone, not all the time either) that stress reduction from indulging in such a small scale habit will improve health overall.
Smoking kills – it’s that simple……..One in two long-term smokers will die prematurely from a smoking related disease.
Can’t you even manage logic? If long term smoking has a 50/50 killing rate then it isn’t true that “smoking kills-it’s that simple”. Smoking increases the probability of dying young. It does not ensure it.
We also know that smoking harms others through passive smoking in the home
Err, no we don’t actually. There’s between very little and evidence that there is no effect in fact. One particularly delightful study showed that passive smoking has a prophylactic effect upon lung cancer in later life among children exposed to it.
but introducing plain packaging for cigarettes could certainly help to reduce the brand marketing appeal of cigarettes to teenagers,
And there’s precisely fuck all evidence for this.
This sort of evidence free statist crap I’m inured to if it comes from a Labour MP. But when even the Tories spout this shit then we’re all fucked.
Hang them, hang the lot of them.