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A smoking ban is pointless and illiberal

20 April 2024

9:00 AM

20 April 2024

9:00 AM

Why is Britain poised to ban cigarette smoking, when the habit is already dying out anyway? Smoking is seen by the young as disgusting and outdated. A generation ago, 50 per cent of school pupils said they had smoked at some point. By the time David Cameron came to power, this was down to 25 per cent.

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