Fat Gamblers Smoking

The UK government is set to introduce new warning labels on fatty and sugary foods (in the style of the warnings found on packets of cigarettes and other tobacco products.) At the same time it announces that smoking in enclosed public places will be banned within four years and then tells us that it has plans to import Vegas-style super-casinos into the country and to open the pubs 24 hours a day!

What’s going on?

They want us to cut down on fattening food, give up smoking, drink more and take up gambling. Could it be that they’re simply worried that duties on rich foods and cigarettes will plummet in the next five years so they’re shifting the emphasis to booze and gambling to compensate? Your thoughts on that subject are most welcome.