We should beware of ceding tobacco to the criminals


No one who has watched a loved relative die of a smoking-induced disease will have much sympathy for the tobacco industry

To see someone with emphysema fighting for every breath, or to watch the painful decline of someone with lung cancer – these are harsh lessons that change lives.

Smoking doesn’t just kill; it kills with pain, horror and indignity.

Paut 8hMany people will thus understand and sympathise immediately with Andrew Forrest’s new anti-smoking campaign, intended to cut youth smoking and make the industry pay for some of the damage it causes.

But are they right?

Is this the…

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