Writing on The Free Society website today, author and journalist Philip Whiteley defends the humble cigarette break:
Senior politicians have probably never known what it is like for the cigarette break in mid-morning with a good friend, or the evening after work down the pub, to be the only things to look forward to in a working week. John Reid bravely raised this issue when he was in the Cabinet a few years ago, but got shot down, and sadly there has been no debate since.
Increasing proscription around smoking (I don’t smoke myself, by the way) seems to reflect a materialistic attitude towards human life; as though physical health is the only dimension of health, and that it is our primary civic duty to extend the longevity of our physical bodies.
Full post HERE.
Phil will be writing a regular column for The Free Society. His latest book, Meet the New Boss, is available via his own website HERE.