'Ed Milibands kind offer'
Let's start by saying there is nothing 'kind' about Miliband's offer. He's playing politics hoping to show the Tories as deeply divided. He's not doing it because he believes the policies are a good idea.
If he did think they were good policies, he had plenty of chances to enact them when Labour was in power.
There are three items that concern me though only two of them are on the Telegraph's list. Minimum unit pricing for alcohol would have an impact on the harm caused by this poison and, given Scotland's recent court success, there is no reason to hold back from presenting legislation.
Plain packaging would be a further step along the road to reducing the harm done by tobacco in a controlled way. It is ironic that the tobacco companies keep saying there is no evidence that the packaging affects buying decisions. If that were the case, they could save themselves a lot of lawyers' and lobbyists' fees and let the change go ahead.
The third item I'd like to have seen would be a commitment, either by the Royal Commission the Home Affairs Select Committee called for or by some other means, to review the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 to find a way to reduce the harm caused by that legislation. (And, as a bonus, make substantial cost savings.)