I read with interest Basil's post concerning the unconstitutionality of the federal ban on cigarette advertising and the mandatory warnings which decorate each pack of Canadian bought cigarettes. While this law is being challenged, and I predict, unsuccessfully, at the federal level, the Ontario cartel is proposing something similiar at the provincial level. In addition to banning smoking in all public places, Slitherman and his cronies plan to ban the public display of cigarettes. Will merchants who sell cigarettes have to purchase a big black case to hide their wares in? It is unbelievable that the people of Ontario would consent to such fascist controls - next time you work yourself into a panic over second hand smoke, think about the cars in the lot next to the 'dirty smoker' and tell me what causes more damage to young lungs. They used to drown and burn witches too you know....
The Ontario government is launching an innovative multi-media campaign to prevent smoking among youth as part of its comprehensive tobacco control strategy, Health and Long-Term Care Minister George Smitherman said today.Butt out Government! I would rather spend my money on a pack of cigarettes than pay for your propaganda!
Monday, November 29, 2004
Posted by Lisa Turner on Monday, November 29, 2004