Make cigarette packaging plain, government urges
Now, I'm not a smoker but seriously, this is the biggest load of bullshit I've heard the government say in a long time, this is almost on par with when the liberal democrats said joining the Tories would be the best solution to the hung parliament.
Health Secretary Andrew Lansley said "glitzy designs on packets" attracted children to smoking and it made sense to look at "less attractive packaging".
Glitzy designs on cigarette packets? Is this bloke out of his mind? When I go to a shop counter with my items, the only thing I can see from the cigarette packets are pictures of disfigured mouths, cancerous necks and a needle (which the government believes that if you smoke cigarettes you'll turn into a dope fiend almost straight away) I fail to see how that's glitzy and attractive to kids I mean if it was: Michael Jackson would have had a lot more action.
Still remaining on the subject of glitzy designs, a plain black box wouldn't stop kids from taking up smoking. Drug dealers are doing absolutely fine and have been for years with just selling drugs in a clear plastic zip-lock bag, I fail to remember a time where dealers designed their own logos and sprinkled glitter over a small velvet gift box with a childhood memorable character like TJ from recess giving a comforting smile on top. Maybe that was the time I was hit over the head with a chair and woke up 3 days later in a semen stained bathroom in Norfolk, but that's a story for another time.
In conclusion, Kids - get the fuck off Xbox Live and Call of Duty and pick up a carton of Marlboros.