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The government wants to crack down on smokingĀ  - "denormalise" it is a favoured term - so it hands out cash to anti-smoking organisation such as ASH who use this money to fund a project called "Capitalising on Smokefree: the Way Forward" which in turn, it seems, is a response to a government consultation on future tobacco-related legislation.

When the results of this "consultation" are published, one would have to assume that it will, broadly speaking, run along the lines recommended by ASH. After all, that's what the government is paying for.

Simon Clark has the details.

Written byAlex Massie

Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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