New anti-smoking regulations slammed as nanny state measures
14 June 2012
The Free Market Foundation has accused the Department of Health of showing a flagrant disregard for smokers’ right to choose how to live their lives.
This follows Minister Aaron Motsoaledi’s plans to prevent anyone from smoking in any building, outdoor venue, beach, outdoor drinking or eating area, park, walkway, parking area or within ten metres of any doorway or window.
The Foundation’s Leon Louw says the anti-smoking regulations are unrealistic and unenforceable.
He adds that it is one more step on the road to a nanny state.