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Vape ban, smoking ban: Rishi Sunak’s “nanny state”

Is this Rishi Sunak's legacy? 

This week’s disposable vape ban follows a generational ban on smoking and an XL Bully ban. Is this Rishi Sunak’s legacy? 

The Conservatives are typically against a “nanny state” but low-cost, high-impact interferences into personal choice seem to be Rishi Sunak’s bread and butter. 

Anoosh Chakelian, Freddie Hayward and Rachel Cunliffe discuss the decision-making behind the bans and impact on the nation.

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