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Roslyn Dee: 'I'm a widow because of tobacco - it's time to get tough with evil industry'


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'I'm not alone in thinking that the tobacco industry is evil. In fact, I'm in very good company, for Professor John Crown, one of our most eminent and internationally respected oncologists, has tagged the industry as precisely that in the past. Evil' (stock photo)

'I'm not alone in thinking that the tobacco industry is evil. In fact, I'm in very good company, for Professor John Crown, one of our most eminent and internationally respected oncologists, has tagged the industry as precisely that in the past. Evil' (stock photo)

'I'm not alone in thinking that the tobacco industry is evil. In fact, I'm in very good company, for Professor John Crown, one of our most eminent and internationally respected oncologists, has tagged the industry as precisely that in the past. Evil' (stock photo)

Remember "sweetie cigarettes" - those boxes of little white sugary sticks with the reddened tips that were once displayed beside the gobstoppers and the bubble gum in your local confectionery shop?

Banned here just over a decade ago, it's actually hard to believe that they lasted that long - that well into the first decade of the 21st century and knowing all that we had by then learned about the catastrophic damage caused by cigarettes, we were still selling those "gateway" sweets to youngsters. And yes, international research concluded back then that the children who most indulged in the sugar-stick version were the ones most likely to progress to the real thing.

I'm not alone in thinking that the tobacco industry is evil. In fact, I'm in very good company, for Professor John Crown, one of our most eminent and internationally respected oncologists, has tagged the industry as precisely that in the past. Evil.


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