To confirm to me what a strange place this planet is - containing gullible humans, that is, The Irish Times opened this article on the new plain packaging drive in Ireland with "The Cabinet decision to introduce plain packaging on all tobacco products for sale in the Republic from early next year reinforces Ireland’s position as a campaigning nation at the forefront of tobacco control." And I would say "No it does not. it just shows what a bunch of numties they are !"
Clive Bates article Are we being manipulated? wisdom of the WHO examined. is an excellent read - it explains the difference between tobacco consumption reduction and Tobacco Control Antics - and they are two very different things. Do check it out!
In Ireland they are aiming for a tick in their Tobacco Control Industry's "good boys" box.