Just Say No to "Healthism"
Here's a politician with the right idea:
Italy's new health minister said he wants more public smoking areas, sharply reduced under a new ban, and slammed what he called a trend towards obsessive health policies, in published comments.
"There is a real threat that we are heading towards a therapeutic society ... a medical tyranny of doctors and a minister who are the only ones allowed to say what constitues 'good living'," said Francesco Storace in an interview with Corriere della Sera.
N.B. Just so we're clear: smoking isn't good for you, but neither are nanny politicians.