In the U.S. “It’s for your own good” (IFYOG) people have been waging a war on smoking based on the health risks of tobacco. This outgrowth of Nanny Statism has been expanding since FDR's regime start sucking the independence and self-reliance from the American character. IFYOGs usually have a smug superior attitude towards the great unwashed masses that were completely unaware of smokings hazards, leftist wacko; sorry I meant leftist wonk is an IFYOG. When you come across one of these people you will notice how utterly annoying they are and they should be avoided, I find them more dangerous to my health than second hand smoke.
Now there is a second front opened in the battle to control your life, private employers who refuse to hire workers who smoke at home citing increased costs in their health insurance plans. Can a private company tell their employees what to do at home, especially when that activity is legal? Why not check credit card receipts for excessive purchases of alcohol or Twinkies? How about denial of employment due to riding motorcycles or the neighborhood you live in?
Liberal blowhard often frequents a club called Bogart’s, they play very loud techno/dance music, after a few hours of it my ears ring into the next morning. I guess I could petition the city council, don't I have a right to go to Bogart's and not have my senses assaulted? Bogart’s should be forced to play music I like at acceptable volumes. Are IFYOGs going to call for a ban on loud music due to concerns for my health, when is that employer going to deny me a job to avoid caring for a middle aged deaf man and is the government going to refuse me disability pay due to my behavior?
This is the big problem with both 3rd party pay and single payer health plans. When insurance companies or governments find their costs rising it is natural to try and control behavior that causes lead to these increases. I’ve often heard that free speech means allowing speech one might find offensive or hateful. Freedom also means the right to act stupidly when to comes to your own body.