The transport industry is pushing for its drivers to be next in line for Covid-19 vaccinations after frontline health staff.
Unions and industry groups argue that taxi, truck and bus drivers face greater risk of exposure and should be a high priority in terms of getting a jab.
What do you think?
57.3% Yes - they should be next57.3% Complete
32.3% No - there are higher priorities32.3% Complete
10.5% I'm undecided10.5% Complete
The proposed Smokefree 2025 Action Plan includes significantly reducing the number of retailers able to sell tobacco, limiting the nicotine content of cigarettes, and raising the age of purchase every year, so that anyone born after 2004 could never lawfully be sold tobacco.
Columnist Mike Yardley says most lower-income earners who smoke shell out more money in tobacco excise than they do in income tax.
"They should be vigorously urged to switch to vaping as a smoking cessation alternative, given it’s not just far less hazardous to their health, but also to their back pocket," he says.
What do you think of the proposed Smokefree 2025 reforms? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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An interesting mid week fact.