I would like to tell Minister for Health, Simon Harris, that I believe the time has come to radically address the smoking epidemic in this country.
The deaths and carnage to people’s health are undeniable. I think of the smokers who are now terminally ill lying on a hospital bed saying goodbye to their family. I have 2 girls under 2 years of age and the thought of knowing they would not have their father around because he smoked himself to death. That must really be the most tragic experience possible.