Tag: nanny state

As Australia Shows, Plain Packaging For Cigarettes Does Not Work

Plain packaging of cigarettes, heralded as the “next giant leap” to reduce smoking, is more of a euphemism. Critics describe it as more “medical pornography”, with sometimes grotesque images of gangrenous feet, rotting teeth, and cancer-riddled lungs. But it also has unintended consequences for law and order, with the poorest and most vulnerable paying the highest price.

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Tasmania Considers Banning Smoking For Under-25s

Not content with merely educating people as to the health risks associated with tobacco, anti-smoking campaigners and politicians in Australia are considering a ban on under-25s being able to smoke, and even a rolling blanket ban. The latest front in the

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British PM Demands Porn Hosts Restrict Access or Face Closure

Prime Minister David Cameron is demanding online pornographers either ‘voluntarily’ install effective age-restricted controls on their websites or risk legislation that could see them closed down altogether. In a move which will see the state assuming the role of parent in regulating children’s

Labour MP Wants Hairdressers Regulated

A Welsh MP has called for hairdressers to be officially regulated, to avoid “unscrupulous” and “incompetent” traders. Nia Griffith, Labour MP for Llanelli, raised the issue in a debate in Parliament on Wednesday, saying she was “quite shocked” hairdressers do