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Lancashire county councillor welcomes the move to introduce plain tobacco packaging

THE Government’s move to introduce plain tobacco packaging has been welcomed by Azhar Ali, Lancashire County Council’s cabinet member for health and wellbeing.

County Councillor Ali said it would make cigarettes less appealing to children. He added: “Smoking is the biggest killer here in Lancashire.

“The shocking fact is that two-thirds of people start smoking under the age of 18, the legal age of sale, so we want to do all we can to help make it less appealing to young people.”

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7:50pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Copperhead says...

I don't want to be thought of as a racist, although I'm sure that what I have to say will be considered as " islamaphobic " by some people who cannot tolerate any criticism of any persons considered to be ethnic minorities. However, I feel my comments are legitimate :
The person mentioned in this report is almost certainly, if his name is anything to go by, a muslim.
I may be wrong here, but I always thought that Islam forbade the use of tobacco and I just wonder if the person in question is using his taxpayer-funded public sector position to promote an Islamic agenda.
I wonder what will be next - a call to ban alcohol on the grounds of " health " when, in reality, the campaign in Islamic in nature and designed to further promote an Islamic society ?
Muslims are free to enjoy their very demanding religion in the UK and I would appreciate it if they left we native white Brits alone to enjoy our traditional pleasures.
I don't want to be thought of as a racist, although I'm sure that what I have to say will be considered as " islamaphobic " by some people who cannot tolerate any criticism of any persons considered to be ethnic minorities. However, I feel my comments are legitimate : The person mentioned in this report is almost certainly, if his name is anything to go by, a muslim. I may be wrong here, but I always thought that Islam forbade the use of tobacco and I just wonder if the person in question is using his taxpayer-funded public sector position to promote an Islamic agenda. I wonder what will be next - a call to ban alcohol on the grounds of " health " when, in reality, the campaign in Islamic in nature and designed to further promote an Islamic society ? Muslims are free to enjoy their very demanding religion in the UK and I would appreciate it if they left we native white Brits alone to enjoy our traditional pleasures. Copperhead
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