Smokers corner May 15, 2016Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
Funny that our new Minister of State for Health should be banging the drum for smokers. Or perhaps not quite so funny. But Finian McGrath, for it is he, has decided to call for ‘people to be more sympathetic to smokers’.
Mr McGrath, himself a smoker of many years, has repeated his personal view there should be designated areas for smokers in pubs and restaurants.
“We smokers have an addiction,’’ he said on Sunday. “Every day, I try to give them up or reduce the number I smoke and, so far, I have not succeeded.’’
Oddly though one’s sympathy for his struggle to beat his addiction might well be tempered somewhat by his comments in an SBP interview that brought this issue to the fore where he also said:
“… but I have to say that I do enjoy a pint and I do enjoy a cigarette, and I wish sometimes that people would get off my case. So that’s my position at the moment’.