Sunday, 23 November 2008


It is when reading disgusting stories such as the one that comes to us from the UK today that has us more and more convinced that some public health authorities and bureaucrats must one day, better sooner than later, be convicted for hate crimes and locked up under inhuman conditions similar to those they take pleasure in imposing on others.

Similar to Canada where terminally ill patients are thrown outside to enjoy one of their last pleasures, patients in the Sheldon Unit in Birmingham, England, one of the only two palliative care centers allowing indoor smoking, may lose the sympathetic privilege that has been extended to them since the English smoking ban. Indeed, bureaucrat Dr Chris Spencer-Jones, South Birmingham public health director, said he did not care if lifelong smokers were dying, he still didn’t want them smoking indoors, so the plans for upgrading the smoking room in the hospital, may instead cause the resident patients to lose their smoking room altogether.

Little does it matter to Spencer-Jones that, according to the article, the Government’s Smoke Free legislation clearly states that cancer victims in the final stages of the disease are exempt. This poor excuse for a human being seems to make his own laws according to his twisted morality and beliefs from the comfort of his probably luxurious public office. Shame on him and every other elected and unelected busy-body who have lost all touch of who pays their salaries and the reason for their very existence. With public health officials like him, who needs to worry about the dangers of common criminals?

NHS want to close smoking room for terminally ill patients in Birmingham

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