Got to hand it to Nigel Farage.
According to the Telegraph this morning, Ukip will today unveil an election manifesto that includes amending the smoking ban to allow separate, well-ventilated smoking rooms in pubs.
The party would also repeal the plain packaging law.
Meanwhile the Tory manifesto, published yesterday, contains the following gratuitous reference to plain packaging and the tobacco display ban:
We are helping people to stay healthy by ending the open display of tobacco in shops, introducing plain-packaged cigarettes and funding local authority public health budgets.
That's quite a kick in the teeth for the 104 Tory MPs, most of whom are standing again, who voted against plain packaging only five weeks ago.
Many of them also voted against the display ban.
Imagine having to promote a manifesto that includes policies you fundamentally disagree with.
Was it really necessary to include like badges of honour policies that have already been passed by parliament?
The display ban wasn't even supported by the Conservatives until this parliament. The legislation - opposed by the Tories in opposition - was introduced by the last Labour government.
Still, at least we know where we stand. In the name of 'health' expect more nanny state policies from a Cameron-led government.
The result is I am slowly coming round to the opinion, expressed by several people on this blog, that a vote for any Conservative MP (even small state Conservatives) will merely encourage the party to pursue more interventionist policies.
As for Ukip, I have a lot of time for Farage, Suzanne Evans, Stephen Woolfe, Douglas Carswell and one or two others, but the pool of talent is shallow.
The MEP who represented the party in the Scottish leaders' debate in Aberdeen last week was an embarrassment and there are too many like him.
I've never had this quandary before. I've voted Conservative ever since I was old enough to vote in 1979.
I don't consider myself a floating voter and I'm not losing sleep over it (the election campaign is far too boring for that), but I'll say this - Ukip's manifesto has made me think.