Skip to comments.Doctors' Trade Union: 'Ban Smoking For Everyone Born after Year 2000'
Posted on 03/25/2014 6:05:47 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
The British Medical Association (BMA), the trade union representing all National Health Service (NHS) doctors, has said that the sale of cigarettes should be banned "to anyone born after the year 2000".
In a new policy position of the organisation which claims to lobby Parliament in its members' interest, the BMA has stated that "humanity has never developed anything more deadly than the cigarette".
Dr Crocker-Buqué, a "London research assistant in academic public health" reportedly told last week's BMA annual public health medicine conference that eight in 10 smokers started in their teenage years and that someone who started smoking at 15 was more than three times more likely to die from smoking-related cancer than someone who started in their 20s.
But the BMA's proposals have come under fire from campaigners who argue that smoking should be a choice. The Freedom Organisation for the Right to Enjoy Smoking (FOREST) has said that the people get "a great dea of enjoyment" from smoking, and that it is "indisputable" that many smokers live "long and healthy lifestyles".
But the BMA's blunt ban was accompanied by further lobbying efforts at local level. The conference called on the BMA to mount a campaign for all local authority pension funds not to include investments relating to tobacco companies, which effectively amounts to a boycott and divestment campaign against British businesses.
Simon Clark of FOREST told Breitbart London: "The health risks of smoking are widely recognised. Likewise drinking too much or eating fatty foods and dairy products, but a lot of people get a great deal of enjoyment from smoking, eating and drinking and life would be boring if it was entirely risk free.
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Across-The-Pond Nanny State PING!
Time for a counter attack.
Organized Crime says, “What a fine idea!”
As if anyone needed further proof that some of the most moronic of individuals are too often lettered.
They already are...You have to be 16 to buy Cigarettes.
I would rather do something like this here than have these dumb cigarette taxes. It would depribe someone of being able to smoke, but only people too young to have smoked anyway. People who currently do can still do so the rest of their lives.
The stupidest people I have ever met have college degrees...it seems often the more letters behind the name, the more stupid.
These people should be publicly stripped of their medical credentials for the rest of their stupid lives.
ROTFL. What a bunch of buffoons. What is going to be their cutoff date for people to have straight sex?
What we need is a vice that kills people, without incurring any medical costs.
” Likewise drinking too much or eating fatty foods and dairy products, but a lot of people get a great deal of enjoyment from smoking, eating and drinking and life would be boring if it was entirely risk free.”
I fear now that thats been said that the Health Nazis in Britain..and perhaps here in the U.S.A will initiate complaints against and formulate regulations banning the sale of Cigarettes, Food and perhaps even Water to those born after what was it the year 2000?
We can’t be TOO careful.
Since there is an increasing trend toward “e-cig” aka vaporizing devices to deliver the addictive drug nicotine, I wonder if they are referring to what is traditionally called “smoking” or all forms of nicotine delivery?
Nanny state crazies.
Ever watch the California State anti-smoking spots on TV? 90% of the people shown are suffering from some disease related to diabetes but somehow smoking or even second hand smoking is blamed for their maladies.
This is what I hate about statists. They hide behind their true intentions, then take incremental steps when exposed and then lie about it. Why can’t they just come out and say that their objective is total control over other people’s lives? I’d have more respect for them then.
deep down they would like to ban any action that is not a direct service to the state.
with themselves and the rest of the elite exempt of course
Thanks for the ping!
“They already are...You have to be 16 to buy Cigarettes.”
Many towns in MA making 21 the minimum age to buy cigs-—it is 18 in the other towns.
Stop calling doctors who practice politics instead of medicine doctors. They’re nothing more than medical technicians who work for the state.