UK aims to eliminate smoking by 2030

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briarfriar

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The story concedes only 15 percent of the population smokes, but the helpful government thinks that is too many.
No mention of pipes, but click on:
https://news.sky.com/story/smoking-to-be-ended-in-the-uk-by-2030-leaked-proposal-reveals-11759391

 

chasingembers

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Been going on for a few years now.

https://medium.com/@ASH_LDN/fctc-2030-supporting-action-to-tackle-tobacco-3a9e54219ebd
https://www.google.com&s/metro.co.uk/2018/09/08/could-britain-become-smoke-free-by-2030-7926063&
2030 is the W.H.O.'s target year for all tobacco use to be gone.

 

madox07

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Yeah .. heard this on the radio yesterday. I wonder how they are going to do that ...

 

cachimbero

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I believe this is not correct, they want to end tobacco smoking by 2030, marihuana and other drugs smoking will be more than welcome in this new happy world.

 

madox07

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I am telling you boys, us pipe smokers will be a dying breed 50 odd years from now.

 

chasingembers

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I am telling you boys, us pipe smokers will be a dying breed 50 odd years from now.
http://pipesmagazine.com/forums/topic/who-will-remember-pipes-a-century-from-now

 

yuda

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With all the other pressing concerns facing the modern world, it's nice to know the the central planners are looking out for us like this. /sarc

 

hoosierpipeguy

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I am telling you boys, us pipe smokers will be a dying breed 50 odd years from now.
50 years? LOL Pipe smokers are a dying breed now. I think it will be a small miracle if you can still buy pipe tobacco 25 years from now much less 50.

 

mso489

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Take home lesson, don't buy pipes as an investment, but we knew that.

 

kanaia

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It's been tried multiple times in the past

https://mentalfloss.com/article/23758/7-historical-bans-smoking

 

georged

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Historically, when Behavior Overlords jam people too tightly into a corner, nothing good comes of it. Among the jam-ees are always enough independent-minded ones who are willing to lay it all on the line to be left alone.
The next few decades are going to be existentially pivotal in that regard for humans since there's nowhere left to go. No more far-off lands, no more frontiers. (Sorry, Kirk and Picard, FTL ain't gonna happen soon enough to do any good).
No doubt pipe smoking---indeed tobacco use of any kind---will be a line item on the newest Behavior Overlord "Don't List", but there will be so much OTHER crap on it that a critical mass of pissed off people will be achieved, and the price of poking that bear will be paid.

 

jpmcwjr

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I am telling you boys, us pipe smokers will be a dying breed 50 odd years from now.
We pipe smokers are a dying breed now.
In fifty years, I will be no more, and pipe smokers will be meeting underground to trade home grown tobacco. (marijuana grow lights no longer needed, but clandestine tobacco growers will use them)

 

brian64

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Historically, when Behavior Overlords jam people too tightly into a corner, nothing good comes of it. Among the jam-ees are always enough independent-minded ones who are willing to lay it all on the line to be left alone.
The next few decades are going to be existentially pivotal in that regard for humans since there's nowhere left to go. No more far-off lands, no more frontiers. (Sorry, Kirk and Picard, FTL ain't gonna happen soon enough to do any good).
No doubt pipe smoking---indeed tobacco use of any kind---will be a line item on the newest Behavior Overlord "Don't List", but there will be so much OTHER crap on it that a critical mass of pissed off people will be achieved, and the price of poking that bear will be paid.
Ahh yes, our wonderful Behavior Overlords.
George, I get the impression you're not planning to willingly move into a Smart City Micro-apartment and adapt to the new "sustainable" Utopian way of life.
You probably won't even learn to eat your ration of lab-grown meat.
The future's so bright, I need sunglasses.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBY6pF42I-c

 

georged

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The future's so bright, I need sunglasses.
Indeed.
Social media has already brought Planet Earth to this point, functionally speaking:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUXHB5U-Vl4

 

brian64

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^ That's perfect...and kind of scary. It'd be funny if it didn't so accurately reflect the way things are progressing.

 

paulie66scandinavian

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Achtung, in Finland the Gov accepted this very Bill of law as well, and now what we see, as a result, is omnipresent tax increases ever year,for instance ,starting from 2020 a pack of factory-made cigarettes will go as high as euro 10($12) and basic 1,75oz pouch of Mc Baren Symphony or Amphora will set You back for 22e($25)hows that sounds, BUT as the saying goes'if there is a will there is a way ,hate that W.H.O (mafia own its own)it was their idea initially and they had launched this further