22nd Jan. 2001
John Robertson (Glasgow, Anniesland): I want to discuss some of the features of the research paper and to give examples of the effect of smoking on the people of my constituency, Anniesland.
I am an asthma sufferer; I carry an inhaler with me at all times. My daughter also suffers from asthma, so I think that I understand what passive smoking does to someone like me. The hon. Member for Basingstoke (Mr. Hunter) said that people have rights when it comes to smoking. I have rights as an individual who is affected by passive smoking, and I demand that those rights are upheld so that I am not affected by someone else’s carelessness or thoughtlessness.