Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Psst, Simon! Stop giving them ideas!

From the BBC:

Smoking could be banned in Trafalgar and Parliament squares as well as the city's parks if a report by London's Health Commission is implemented.

Other measures put forward include Oyster card discounts for commuters who walk part of the way to work, and a ban on junk food shops near schools…

Simon Clark, director of Forest, said: "A ban on smoking in parks and squares would be outrageous.

"There's no health risk to anyone other than the smoker. If you don't like the smell, walk away.

"Tobacco is a legal product… The next thing you know we'll be banned from smoking in our own gardens in case a whiff of smoke travels over the fence."