A public health proposal suggests that tobacco smokers should be required to apply and pay for a “smoker’s license” in order to continue buying cigarettes... users would have to apply and pay for a mandatory license in the form of a smartcard that would be shown when buying cigarettes... the smartcard would allow the government to limit how many cigarettes a smoker could buy. [Dr. Simon Chapman] “Opponents of the idea would be quick to suggest that Orwellian social engineers would soon be calling for licenses to drink alcohol and to eat junk food or engage in any ‘risky’ activity,”Editor's comment - Really Dr. Chapman? Might lead to licenses for drinking and junk food. Ya don't say?
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Smoker's license to smoke cigarettes?
It would allow the government to limit the number of tobacco product purchases From CBC Local DC, "Public Health Proposal Considers Mandatory ‘Smokers License’":