"No longer when a smoker pulls out a packet of cigarettes will that packet be a mobile billboard."So if these nannying tyrant hags from hell consider a packet of cigarettes as a mobile billboard, then how do you think they view actual living smokers? If you are a smoker, forced to stand outside, are you not a walking, talking advertisement for smoking to these people? Are you not infecting the children with your evil smoking habit?
And if they do believe these things, and it seems likely that they do to even a casual observer, what do you think they will do next?
Speaking of evil nannying tyrants, the Root of All Evil appeared on Australian television to discuss banning sales of cigarettes to anyone born in the year 2000 or later. I tweeted this video earlier today, but I think it's worth adding it to this post. At least there's a sensible, alternative viewpoint presented by a liberty-loving chap named James Paterson (and good work, James!). But note how the Root of All Evil keeps calling this guy big tobacco's errand boy, and even justifies prohibition as a good thing for health. What a dickhead.