Myth #7: It may be tobacco today but other consumer products will followNow, it would seem, the government agree with me. They have put it to bed quite soundly in their alcohol strategy, released just yesterday.
FACT: Tobacco is not like any other product, it is the only legal consumer product on the market which is lethal when used as intended. That is why the UK and over 170 other governments have signed up to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control which places legal obligations on governments to strictly regulate tobacco products. Plain packs for tobacco will not therefore set a precedent for other consumer products.
Following the publication of the Government’s Alcohol Strategy, the Health Committee is to hold an inquiry examining the Government’s proposals so far as they relate to health issues, and in particular will look at:Scroll to the bottom and what do we see is one of the proposals being 'looked at'?
Plain packaging and marketing bans.I think we can call that 'myth' comprehensively proven as fact now, don't you?
My! Prohibitionists are fizzing along at a cracking pace, so they are.