Monday, 7 May 2012

Sandford on the back foot

Well worth a listen – very entertaining.

I especially enjoyed Amanda Sandford's claim, quickly rebutted by Chris Snowdon, that tobacco is unique and there was no suggestion that the idea of plain packaging would be applied to any other product. See final bullet point here – this consultation is current. In the twinkling of an eye Amanda Sandford proceeds from 'absolutely no evidence of a domino effect: tobacco is unique and there is no question of this policy being extended', to 'just because it's on the table doesn't mean it will become law'.

The discussion panel chews over the so-called 'independent academic review'. I'm asking my MP to raise this with the Department of Health.

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