World No Tobacco Day - the poor suffer the most from nicotine addiction

Government can do more to curb smoking by introducing more tax, include graphic health warnings on cigarette packs and prohibit retail displays. That's according to Peter Ucko, CEO of the Tobacco, Alcohol and Gambling Advisory Action Group.

Government can and must do more and ban all indoor smoking. Many non-smokers, like staff, are exposed to second hand smoke ...

Peter Ucko

The poor suffer the most as they spend all their disposable income on tobacco... this money can be made available for food, education and good things...

Peter Ucko

This will save many on public health costs.

Peter Ucko

This article first appeared on 702 : World No Tobacco Day - the poor suffer the most from nicotine addiction


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