The language of personal responsibility is common in Conservative rhetoric, but in policy terms they may as well just quote Job: “Here thou shalt come, but no further.”
The tragedy of the puritan is that they will never actually be free of “the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be having a good time”.
We hope over the coming years that our alternative nicotine products will continue to help many more adult smokers to make the switch.
The Khan Review is a glimpse of what happens if puritans are given completely free rein to rule over their fellow citizens.
The Party Chairman responsible for fund-raising is playing for higher stakes than he may appreciate.
It contains ideas for the NHS which would genuinely help deprived communities. But the DLUHC should be wary of overstretching itself.
I love experts. I used to be one. But it’s in their nature, singularly and collectively, to lay it on thick.
Furthermore, this intervention would put a strain on a hospitality industry that is already suffering.
Divergence from the EU on vaping and smokefree products is a quick win from leaving the EU that will improve public health.
Its model has achieved vastly superior results and at a significantly lower cost in human lives.
Almost a third of councils restrict smoking in open-air public spaces, with some of these bans enforced with fixed penalty notices.
Regulating non-nicotine products intended for vaping would ensure that the UK retains its position as a rule-making global leader.
The ban on flavoured tobacco is a sign of a public health lobby that is too focused on coercive regulation and inexperienced at debate and persuasion.