New smoking rules are a threat to freedom
Julian Jessop comments for The Times
Matthew Lesh writes for The Telegraph
The review, authored by Dr Javed Khan, proposes a smoking ban in beer gardens, an annual increase of the smoking age and many more restrictive policies.
Matthew argues that such policies would have grave ideological implications.
“Nanny statists explicitly no longer believe that adults should be able to make decisions regarding their own health.”
“Once we accept this pernicious logic – that it is the state’s role to prevent us from making decisions about our own bodies – it effectively marks the end of all our liberty.”
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