Having been almost a life long smoker and a hater of all things to do with the Nanny State - I came to a decision today… I have been trying to give up smoking (2 packs a day) since February and am now surviving on 2 packs a week and an electronic cigarette. I have put on about half a stone in weight. Yesterday it was announced on the news that the UK government are 'tackling' obesity since they have had such success with smokers. The only reason obesity it taking off is because we (smokers) are giving up smoking and want to eat instead - watch out - the next target is those of us who are deemed to drink too much!!!