Friday, 24 July 2015

Farmer faces fine for smoking break in tractor per BBC News

This BBC news report is quite ridiculous but one thing that struck me is that the farmer was caught by a 'tobacco control officer'. How many of these tobacco control officers are there? How much does each get paid? What is the management structure that runs them? 

I hate smoking but the criminalisation of smokers is just another example of raising money via transgression taxes. Smokers and motorists are cash cows for government, whether national or local.

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