According to Smokefree Action’s study, the number of smokers has been greatly reduced in other countries through introducing plain packaging ...And how did they collect the data for this study? Through a crystal ball? Do they have a Tardis?
Not one other country has mandated plain packaging except Australia, and even their regulations only kick in on December 1st. Yet Smokefree Action are claiming a "greatly reduced" number of smokers in countries (plural) before plain packaging has even been tried.
These people are truly miraculous, perhaps we are witnessing the second coming of the Messiah here. I mean, how else can one explain such awesome Mystic Meg-esque knowledge?
The local MP is very impressed, so he is.
Mr [Rob] Wilson said: “These statistics are extremely heartening ...Not to mention impossible.
... and I hope that the trend of being ahead of the national average continues in the future.Forget about something as irrelevant as being ahead of the game on smoking prevalence, Rob. If those statistics are true, the United Kingdom has just scooped the entire planet and invented time travel, or an indisputable method of predicting events which haven't yet occurred.
It's the most stunning scientific advancement of the past couple of centuries!
Rob Wilson, for your information, is a Conservative.