SIMON CHAPMAN: In Australia and every other country in the world tobacco is a product which literally is unregulated. You can put really anything you want that's legal in a tobacco product and not have to be accountable to anybody.
I mean, wow. Fancy that! Being allowed to do things that are legal! There ought to be a law against doing legal things before people get harmed. From now on, the only things done should be illegal.
When they're not boldly speaking out against the dangers of people irresponsibly acting in accordance with the law, anti-smoking groups are also wanting to censor entire words from the lexicon:
Anti-smoking campaign group Quit says the colloquial name of a work break should be changed from 'smoko' to 'quito'.It reminds me of the modest efforts by McDonalds to edit the Oxford Dictionary.
Quit executive director Fiona Sharkie says fewer than one in five adults smoke, and the term is no longer relevant.