With the North Sydney Council banning smoking in public places, one can surmise that a countrywide ban is not far away. Yes, smoking is in decline, and yes, the health effects are well known, but is it an overstep?
Bill Shorten may have waged a war against cancer, however, our government has long cashed in on our smoking habit.
According to the NSW Government, those who vape are the same as those who smoke cigarettes. But, with smoking figures down, is it a short-sighted move?
Despite the figures overseas that show a reduction in smoking figures, our government has banned the e-cigarette on the grounds that it ‘normalises’ smoking.
I’ve been a quitting smoking for as long as I’ve been smoking. In fact, a lifetime spent dining on cold turkey and anger has taught me a few things.