Although there is certainly hypocrisy in government actions, your idea is incongruous.If they want to stop being hypocrites they should just outlaw cigarettes.
I have yet to meet anyone who doesn't admit that a nicotine addiction is unhealthy for them.
At the same time they should redefine Cigars and Pipe Tobacco as an unregulated product.
I was about to make the point that allowing people to use cigarettes could be considered a form of suicide, but apparently that's not criminal behavior anymore, especially now.Before it had been amended in 2016, the Criminal Code of Canada stated in section 241(b) that “Every one who ….(b) aids or abets a person to commit suicide, whether suicide ensues or not, is guilty of an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding fourteen years”
+1. Wouldn't that be something, if pipes and cigars were offered as an alternative to cigarettes. The 'harm reduction model' is really gaining steam in other areas.Best strategy is to drive everyone back to pipes and cigars, which are "objectively" less destructive than cigarettes.
The thought had crossed my mind also.The worst part about this is you have to wonder if protesting any new restrictions won't land you on some sort of black list.