Should smokers need a licence?

Sarah Coles
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One health expert has made a radical proposal, which he says would help curb smoking worldwide. Professor Simon Chapman, from the University of Sydney in Australia, says that smokers should be made to apply and pay for a licence. They would have to show it when buying cigarettes - and it would also put a limit on the total number of cigarettes that could be bought.

So would it help curb smoking? And would it ever be introduced?%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%