Nanny State

By Stephen L. Carter at BloombergView On the opening day of law school, I always counsel my first-year students never to support a law they are not willing to kill to enforce. Usually they greet this advice with something between skepticism and puzzlement, until I remind them that the police go armed to enforce the…

Schools must teach children to brush their teeth during breaks from lessons to halt shocking levels of decay, the health watchdog has said. It blames parents’ bad habits and sugar-laden diets including fruit juice for rotting the teeth of thousands of youngsters. Read more: Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
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The controversial prohibition was voted in that year by residents who were sick and tired of the noisome bleeping and blooping of arcade video games, and felt their influence was corrupting the minds of America’s youth.
It’s now illegal to smoke e-cigarettes in public places, similar to the ban on real cigarettes that went into effect in 2002. Places where e-cigarettes are banned now include bars, restaurants, beaches and parks.
A little-known New York State law prohibits “selling, serving, delivering or offering to patrons an unlimited number of drinks during any set period of time for a fixed price” according to the State Liquor Authority’s website.
On Wednesday, with just three weeks to go until he leaves office, Mr. Bloomberg’s controversial Board of Health is set to vote on new rules that would force children as young as six months old to be immunized each year before December 31 if they attend licensed day care or pre-school programs.
Mothers included in the study will be offered shopping vouchers worth up to £120 if their babies are breastfed up to six weeks old, and a further £80 if they continue to breast feed up to six months. If successful, the scheme will be tested nationwide over the next two years.