New patients tell me how they wish they had never started smoking and how, even though they know they are dying, they struggle to give up the habit. Tobacco is highly addictive and the industry knows this. It actively recruits teenagers through advertising because, once recruited, they will be customers for life.
Before making a final decision, perhaps Lady Thatcher should see the suffering of patients and their families in my clinic. Maybe then she will see the immorality of accepting money from an industry whose product kills.
Doctors for Tobacco Law
Kings College Hospital
London, SE5Reuse content