Just more evidence that the anti-tobacco crusade is a prohibitionist crusade. They don’t want to inform your choices. They want to control your choices.
Anti-smoking police are set to patrol New York neighbourhoods and stop people smoking in their own homes, secret new documents reveal.
Community groups will be sent out to convince landlords and tenants across the city to turn their private buildings into smoke-free zones, according to the documents seen by the New York Post.
The community groups would ‘work with property managers, tenants, and others on adoption of voluntary smoke-free policies’, the document says.
In return for their work, each community group will collect a $10,000 bounty — paid for out of a Centers for Disease Control grant.
Meanwhile, as Mayor Bloomberg uses federal funds to bribe citizens into giving up their right to smoke in their own homes, the nation is running a $1 trillion budget deficit.
But, clearly, we don’t have anything better to do with this money.