There are 14 million smokers
in Britain.

If only 250,000 (less than 1 in
50) donated £10 each our
target would be almost met.

If each pub or club would
donate £100 we could keep
the dream alive.

Please do not put off.

Make a donation now!

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BRITAIN'S 14 MILLION SMOKERS CAN FORM A
GOVERNMENT AND REPEAL THE SMOKING BAN
Derek Platten

Founder & Party Chairman

Do you enjoy smoking? Do the new anti-smoking laws reduce your
enjoyment of life? I believe in CHOICE and I want Britain’s 14 million
smokers to act TOGETHER and unite behind the We Can Smoke Party. If
we do we can make political history and win
EVERY SINGLE SEAT at the
next General Election. When I began this campaign I was astonished to
discover how easily 14 million people can win an election.

I began this campaign because I was fed up with listening to fellow
smokers bemoaning the forthcoming ban but not actually DOING anything
about it.

In my travels I had encountered “smokers huddles” outside hospitals,
ballrooms, theatres, cinemas, government buildings and the like. It
brought it home to me just how much of a second class citizen the
SMOKER had become and I thought “Enough is enough.”

If the treatment handed out to smokers over recent years had been visited
upon any other minority section of society such as blacks, gays, the
disabled community, Muslims or Jews, the PR and media backlash would
have stopped it in its tracks.

Yet here are we- smokers- enjoying a perfectly LEGAL activity, which
generates billions of pounds through taxation, having our social lives
ruined by a nanny state which tells us that smoking can kill but will not ban
the sale of tobacco products.

The government will tell you that the reason for the ban is to protect non-
smokers from second-hand smoke.

(Now) scientists will argue with one another till the cows come home about
the dangers of second-hand smoke and one set of unreliable statistics will
be held up against another.
I am no scientist but I will accept unreservedly that second-hand smoke to
a non-smoker can be dirty, smelly and unpleasant. The We Can Smoke
Party have no desire at all to inflict our smoke on anyone who does not
wish to be in a smoking environment.
We have no intention at all to ban no smoking venues – smokers will
simply CHOOSE not to use them. No – what we are advocating is that any
venue which CHOOSES to be a smoking venue will have the right to do so
and non-smokers will be able to CHOOSE not to use THEM.

I am prepared to admit that smoking probably doesn’t do me any good.
But I ENJOY smoking – it adds to my enjoyment of life. Drinking alcohol
probably doesn’t do me any good but I CHOOSE to drink because – yes –
it adds to my enjoyment of life. I am more likely to die driving a car or flying
in a plane than not doing so but I CHOOSE to do both because – yes –
they add to my enjoyment of life. I enjoy scuba diving and am therefore
more likely do drown than a non-scuba diver but I CHOOSE to do it
because – YES!! – it adds to my enjoyment of life and I am a human being
not an amoeba. I have higher life expectations than exist, procreate and
die.

Under the new law, for example, we find it incomprehensible that a private
members club, whose members have voted in favour of smoking in the
club, should be prevented from operating such a policy. The solution
seems obvious – if you CHOOSE not to smoke don’t join the club!!

When we are elected we will repeal all unjust anti-smoking legislation and
make discrimination against smokers an equal offence to any other form
of discrimination.

Among other things, we will amend civil aviation regulations and allow the
introduction of smoking flights and allow smoking at any open air venue
such as a football stadium.

The manufacture, distribution and sale of tobacco products is a perfectly
LEGAL activity and we will repeal all restrictions on responsible tobacco
advertising and sports and arts sponsorship by tobacco companies.

We are a single issue organisation and once we have implemented our
pro-choice policies, we will resign. We have no views at all on health,
education, foreign affairs, economics or any other government issues. We
will rely on existing civil servants to implement existing policies until we
resign and a new government is elected – a government who will be aware
that any attempt to re-introduce smoking restrictions will result in another
successful WCSP campaign.

In order to do this we need funding to the tune of £2.5m. Sounds a lot but
it’s just 25p per smoker or, more realistically, £10 per internet-using
smoker.

£2.5m to Govern the country. Sounds ridiculous but absolutely feasible.

£2.5m not to make anyone rich but to set up a National Party
Infrastructure and pay for proper publicity, 650+ candidates deposits and
campaigning expenses- less than £4,000 per constituency.

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WE CAN SMOKE PARTY
REPRESENTING BRITAIN'S 14 MILLION SMOKERS