Aug. 13, 2013

Holy smoke - licence could be a drag

FIRST it was a $5 per pack tax rise. Now cancer experts want people to have to apply for a licence to smoke.
"This is terrible,'' said electrician Ryan O'Neill, 29.
The Darwin City tradesman said that it wasn't about cigarettes but about freedom.
"They're getting more controlling every single day,'' he said.
"They want to have us as little robots going along and paying our mortgages.
"We're all adults and we should be able to make our own choice as an adult.''

Professor Roger Magnusson, of the University of Sydney's Law School, and Professor David Currow, of the Cancer Institute of NSW, say a smart-card licence would combat teenage smoking.
Retailers would