The radical proposal of introducing a ''smoker's license'' is debated by two experts.
Simon Chapman from the University of Australia and Jeff Colin from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, have proposed introducing a smoking license to people wishing to buy cigarettes. The idea is to help reduce the damaging health effects smoking has on people today, by limiting access to tobacco products and encourage smokers to quit.
It has also been proposed that smokers intending to gain a license will also be expected to pay an annual fee, and this will depend upon the amount of cigarettes smoked every year. Smokers will need to set daily limits for the number of cigarettes they buy, and pass a knowledge test about the health risks for people wanting to buy a licence.
However, this will not go down to well with the general public, but could it be a step in right direction?
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