Although smoking rates are declining, the epidemic is far from solved
The Health secretary is at the forefront of a campaign to stop smoking in Britain completely.
Why is it that they want to stop a perfectly legal pastime for millions?
maybe it's the money it costs the NHS?
Smoking costs the NHS £2.7 billion a year
Nope it can't be that. From HMRC website, the tax take last year is £10.3 billion (Vat included). Now that is nearly 4 times as much as the cost to the NHS. If we eradicate smoking altogether it will mean that a typical family of 4 will have their tax go up by £500 per year. You anti-smokers are going to love that, aren't you?
No, just more control freakery.