How things change

I’m watching an episode of Yes Prime Minister with Jim Hacker looking at the prospect of banning smoking – the plan entails adding taxes until a pack of 20 costs about the same as a bottle of whiskey, banning point of sale advertising and also banning smoking in public places as well as cigarette sponsorship of sports. It’s absolutely hilarious, and even more so since pretty much every suggestion that is clearly here as a point of humour has since then actually happened.