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The evils of Panglossian prohibitionism

While the government conducts an eight week public consultation on Rishi Sunak’s  wacky plan to gradually prohibit the sale of tobacco, the Labour MP Kevan Jones has asked a pertinent question in the House of Commons: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of Government policies on ending cigarette sales to those born on or after 1 January 2009 on the sale of tobacco products in the black market. The minister for public health, Neil O’Brien, admitted that: “No assessment has been made.” [...]

November 02, 2023 by