Thanks to Kin-free and Joe_L, from the Scottish Sun:
Another proposal is to give prisoners in Scottish jails jigsaws and colouring books to wean them off cigarettes.
If the plan is to treat inmates like children, don’t be surprised if they behave like children.
This fits neatly with my recent observation that Tobacco Control infantilises smokers. People like Deborah Arnott regard smokers as naughty children.
In fact I suspect such people regard everybody as being children, and they think the role of the state is that of a parent who bullies and cajoles people into compliance with state-defined social norms. If we have a Nanny State, it is because many people think that nannying is what the state should be doing, rather than, say, merely representing the people.
I think this is something that needs to be further explored.