New law: supermarkets can't display tobacco in the open. They can only sell it from shuttered cabinets on request. This will spread to all tobacconists in England by 2015.
What is the excuse for this atrocity?
Apparently tobacco use causes 70,000 'preventable' deaths a year in the UK.
Well, here's some news for all the alleged wet-knickers trying to turn us into zombies: absolutely everybody is going to die.
So when smoking and all other pleasures are stamped out, and we all exist, not live, for the sake of some government statistical jack-off, it won't make the slightest bit of difference to the death rates.
Death rates will not change.
This isn't about health. This is about teaching everybody a lesson.
This is about teaching everybody that they belong to the State, not themselves, and that they mustn't check out early on their own terms.