Picture a car filled with second-hand smoke and child in the seat
Ex-smoker John Crown explains why he wants to ban smokers from lighting up inside cars with children present
I AM a former smoker. I was addicted to tobacco products. I often reached for the cigarette first thing in the morning, and last thing at night. I smoked when I was a medical student, when I was a young doctor, and even when I was training to be a cancer specialist.
I wasn't alone in this. I remember a time when doctors smoked in hospitals. I remember consultants doing ward rounds with cigars in their mouths (in one famous case being followed by a dutiful nun carrying an ash tray).
I've known senior cardiologists, lung specialists and yes oncologists who smoked.