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Feb 18,2008
Britons may soon need a license to smoke
by UPI

LONDON - Smokers in Britain could have to carry a government tobacco license in order to buy or carry cigarettes if a new proposal becomes law.

Julian Le Grand, a professor at the London School of Economics who heads the ministerial advisory board Health England, came up with the idea because the British are more likely to die of smoking-related diseases than any other Europeans, The Mail on Sunday reported.

Government advisers have already created the plan for a smoking permit, which all smokers would have to carry.

Under the plans, anyone who refused to pay for a permit for about $20 a year would be banned from buying cigarettes from any outlet.

Smokers could also be forced to obtain a doctor's signature, declaring their health was not at "massive risk" from their habit.


© 2008 United Press International. All Rights Reserved.

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