Are you kidding?dude, this is how people talk about Jesus. it's not how people talk about state bureaucracy.
Have you never heard about the concept of central economic planning?
I mean, sure, I don't expect advocates of every variant of Collectivism to explicitly use the term in state-licensed Western universities and colleges... you know, some people are old enough to recall the failed Soviet experiments. Some of us can see what has been imported to the West. They can't afford to be that explicit, yet. After all, there are still some laws remaining in the West which are protective of individual primacy.
Central economic planning is all about planning to eliminate competition. Of course, they're not going to admit that openly. Instead, they institute so-called 'competition commissions', ostensibly to relieve the consumer of the burden of responsibility for choosing winners. That kind of responsibility(power) more properly rests with those of superior breeding.
Anyone who is doing this dirty work, of undermining individual freedom & responsibility for mitigating risk, in the front-line i.e. politicians, you can be sure is a lower-down. The real influencers are not so stupid as to make their goals and intentions known openly. They prefer to operate at arms length. They are detached and callous enough to crash world economies, and - so far - smart enough to transfer the blame onto some group or something else, in a way that goes largely undetected.
I suspect this smoking ban, as I mentioned before, will have far-reaching consequences, as a precedent, for anyone who has been held in check by laws protecting individual primacy. The question being perpetually asked is what can be done during this or that emergency that can't usually be done? As Churchill and others, like Emanuel, have said, never let a crisis go to waste('And what I mean by that it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.'). They could, for example, use (lifting)it as a bone to throw to 11 million citizens, when introducing some other legislation that otherwise would have encountered too much resistance. These are the kinds of stunts they are constantly trying to pull off through modern states.
Without the state, they would be powerless to conduct the level of societal damage we are currently looking at, globally.