Simon Clark

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Tobacco Duty: It Isn't Right to Use Taxation as a Form of Social Engineering

(11) Comments | Posted 22 March 2012 | (09:52)

So the Chancellor has caved in to the tobacco control industry and reassessed his plan to increase tobacco duty by inflation plus 2% (the so-called tobacco escalator). Instead he has done exactly what Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) lobbied him to do at the beginning of the month. He...

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Smoking Ban in Cars: How Dare the BMA Dictate How We Live Our Lives?

(34) Comments | Posted 17 November 2011 | (22:00)

The doctors' trade union, the British Medical Association, has called for smoking to be banned in cars. Not just cars with children present, but all private vehicles.

Think about that for a minute. It would mean that an adult sitting at the wheel of his own car, alone, could light...

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