EuroCyBorg’s Mental Menthol Scare-Mongering
EUObserver relates that the elitists in Brussels are to issue yet another diktat, BANNING menthol cigarettes across the Continent, early next year.
These know-all nabobs probably want to ban alcohol too, but it’s hard not to conclude that they’re drunk with power.
BRUSSELS – All cigarette packs in the EU from 2015 onward will be plastered with images of diseased body parts, menthol, vanilla and slim cigarettes will be banned, while snus – a type of mouth tobacco – will not be sold outside Sweden, under European Commission proposals out on Wednesday.
Good excuse for a nice pic to show you what Swedes look like!
- So the Swedes get to enjoy snus but Brits, Germans, French, etc can’t? ‘DISCRIMINATION,’ somebody should holler, as that’s one of the EuroCrat buzz-words.
Actually, I had no notion what snus is, nor does it sound any more
than my old Grandpa’s chewin’ tobacco. But he’s long gone, along with, it seems, any respect for individual freedom among the ruling class of the EUSSR.
I do like menthol cigarettes, which are less harsh, in my opinion, on the throat, but I suppose that’s why the clods are out to ban it, The idea presumably is to corral everyone into smoking harsher and harsher brands, so we all get sick of it and chuck it.
Sorry, Commissars, but some of us will not go quietly into the night of the state dictating what we like and what we don’t.
He added the law is aimed at preventing young people from getting into the habit.A former smoker himself, he said: “It’s not because we treat people as if they were stupid, but we want to help EU citizens come to the right decision … Smokers should not be treated like the lepers of modern times, but at the same time we should protect citizens who do not want to smoke.”
How many non-sequiturs can he cram into one sentence, or two? If people aren’t stupid, let them make their own choices. If they’re not be pariahs, stop persecuting them!
The report gets more bizarre.
The centre-right EPP group in parliament immediately welcomed Borg’s “balanced” text.
What the heck is balanced about depriving people of choice. if they REALLY think they’re dealing with a dangerous drug like heroin, ban it. They know they’re not, and they are left-libs, so they won’t behave in either a consistent or a democratic way.
But the centre-left S&D faction said it should force cigarettes to be sold in plain packs with the brand indicated only by a line of text, as in Australia.
Crass idiots – lacking the guts to outlaw a ‘dangerous’ drug, because it’s a popular pastime, but eager to throw their weight about simply because they can. Contemptible hypocrites.
The report then gives quotes from both health fascists and tobacco companies, before providing a useful definition of suus.
…users insert pellets of the stuff against their gums, where tiny crystals on the surface of the product lacerate the skin to get nicotine into their bloodstream.
Not my cup of tea, I’d have said. But then comes an amazing statement.
It is loved by Swedish right-wingers who see it as part of Swedish national identity. http://euobserver.com/social/118579
So our tastes in relaxants are dictated by our political leanings?
Oya, they’re going to put scary pictures on the packs too.
Here’s one that scarier than most!