Tonite on the news we had our State Health Minister sanctimoniously announcing stricter smoking regulations in Queensland and the possible introduction of a licence being required for the vendor selling cigarettes. I assume a licence would also come with a hefty fee (how suspicious of me) which would duly be passed onto those addicted to nicotine. All this is done under the guise of the burden of health costs of those unfortunate enough to be smokers. Now, I am not a smoker – I have never even tried smoking. My Dad was an 80 cigarette a day man, and fortunately I have never felt the need to smoke.