From this Thursday, it will be illegal in Ireland to sell cigarettes in packs of fewer than 20. The theory is that is will cut out the teenage market, who mostly buy packs of 10.
Isn't that like trying to get everyone to lose weight by only selling crisps in bumper 175g packets?
The sale of confectioneries that resemble tobacco products will also be banned. I would love to see some research on shapes of sweets eaten as a child affecting adult patterns: surely if there was a correlation, we'd all be eating huge marshmallow flogs and fizz bombs and enormous white mice.
Although now that I think of it, white mice would explain the 'sweet mice' pizza topping.
Off to ponder that one further...