Health, Social Services and Public Safety

Part of Oral Answers to Questions – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 3:30 pm on 19th March 2013.

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Photo of Edwin Poots Edwin Poots DUP 3:30 pm, 19th March 2013

I do not see any redeeming features of cigarette smoking.  One in two people die from them, and the impact that they have on others is damaging, so whatever we can do to dissuade and discourage people from commencing smoking, we will attempt to do that.  We could get into a longer debate about the means of doing that, but I do not think that now is the appropriate time.

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