From a CBS article (article is here) today, there is talk of requiring cigarette smokers to acquire a “smoker’s license”. This would be a smart card that would have a fee (hence part one of the real reason), and also be utilized as a tracking system (to limit the number of cigarettes a person can smoke in a certain time).
Let’s be honest here, this has nothing to do with public health safety, but the ever encroaching arm of the government, and its thirsty desire for more revenue.
The UK has suggested this before, and personal rights activist have defeated it… but its a matter of time I think.
Next there will be a “fat card”, “dessert card”, etc… and there should be an “alcohol card”… as some like to say, “they will want to spread this around.”