Smokers need time off to quit says NHS

In yet another
piece of Nazi inspired
Social Policy
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (
NICE) claims that the proposal will cut the £5
billion annual cost of lost productivity, absenteeism and fire damage caused by
smoking. 

Employees who
smoke must be given time to attend clinics to help them to quit during working
hours without loss of pay, new public health guidance recommends today.
 

Hans Reiter, the Nazi
Reich Health Office president characterised nicotine as “the greatest
enemy of the people's health” and “the number one drag on the German
economy”
 

NICE was established in order to defuse the
so-called postcode lottery system of healthcare in
England and Wales, where treatments that were available
depended upon the NHS Trust area in which the patient happened to live.
NICE publishes clinical appraisals of whether
particular treatments should be considered worthwhile by the NHS, based
primarily on criteria of cost-effectiveness.

It is the first
time that
NICE has issued guidance that applies beyond
the NHS, effectively including every workplace in
England. The recommendations come as all
workplaces, from offices to factories and pubs, prepare to go smoke-free on
July 1.
 

Social policy is not part of its remit.

 

Simon Clark,
director of
Forest, the Freedom Organisation for the Right
to Enjoy Smoking Tobacco, said it was “absolutely ridiculous” that smokers
should attend clinics in working hours. “It’s wrong to expect employers to
accept employees taking time off, and I imagine their nonsmoking colleagues
will be very unhappy about it.”

The Lancet questioned
the government's claim that the British public was still to be convinced of the
need for a public smoking ban. 

It said ordinary
people were better equipped to consider the arguments than the government,
“perhaps because the
UK public does not have to consider directly
the £9.3bn per year raised in tax revenue on tobacco”.

In comparison,
the £1.5bn cost to the NHS of smoking-related diseases was “paltry”,
the Lancet argued.

 

In 2006/07 revenue for
the Government from tobacco products is estimated as £9.3 billion.

As at June 2006
taxation on a packet of 20 cigarettes in the
UK was up to 88.5% of the recommended retail
price.

 

 

NuLab
(National Socialists) Destroying Britain from the inside out.

 

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