This idea of having a licence to smoke just makes me cringe.
Professor Le Grand, seems to think that smokers would be more willing to give up if they had to pay £10 for a licence to buy cigarettes, that is just the most irrational logic I have ever heard.
If you smoke 20 cigarettes a day, thats £5 a day roughly, £35 a week, £140 a month, £1680 a year.
He is definetely right!! if someone spends £1680 a year, they are almost certain to quit if they have to pay an extra £10. That is the same as adding 3p on budget day to a packet of 20, does he think that would make people quit?