Belfast Telegraph

Monday 22 September 2014

Cigarette ban reeks of danger

There are plans to make the Republic a no smoking zone

Down south there are plans to make the entire place a No Smoking zone. Apparently a tobacco-free state is one where less than 5% of the population light up. Critics of the plan are inevitably aghast.

"De-normalising tobacco," they say, "will drive more and more people to the black market and the fringes of society." There is that. But more worrying for health campaigners is that it may glamourise smoking even more among the young. Have they thought this right through?

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